Articles by Losirene Lacanivalu

Tracing back Marsters family lineage

Monday 12 April 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Features, In Depth

Caroline Akakaingaro Raea, nee Marsters, was unaware that a collection of her Marsters family photos ever existed, until her 70th birthday. And to her surprise these photos were located in the very library that her daughter Taputukura Raea works in, the National Library of New Zealand.


Chartered accountant recognised with prestigious fellowship

Wednesday 7 April 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

A local finance professional is honoured and privileged to call herself a Fellow Chartered Accountant.


Family business keeps fishermen busy during pandemic

Wednesday 7 April 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

A Rarotonga company specialising in fish supply has found a new way to do business in order to keep themselves going during these challenging Covid-19 times.


No permit required for removing indigenous trees

Thursday 1 April 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

There are no regulations in place to discourage government agencies and members of the public from removing trees.


Aitutaki ‘fully booked’ for long Easter break

Thursday 1 April 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Over 400 local travellers will be heading to Aitutaki for the long Easter weekend, and industry members see the surge as a welcome relief for businesses on the island.


Preserving history and culture

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture, National

Te Fuinga o Niva Manihiki on Rarotonga launched their “na mea o te fare” history and cultural event by observing “tanu purapura” – a planting ceremony – on Saturday at the Constitution Park.


Government agency to remove trees

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Concerns have been raised over lack of public consultation on government’s decision to remove indigenous trees from Avarua township.


Top cop to be named next week

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

The appointment of the new Police Commissioner will be made by the end of next week, says media advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister, Jaewynn McKay.


PM Brown meets diplomats from partnering countries

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Politics

Ambassadors and diplomats from various countries based in Wellington, New Zealand had the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Mark Brown at a special event earlier this week.


A walk to remember

Tuesday 30 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

The first day of the Holy Week, the commemoration of Jesus Christ’s arrival into Jerusalem was celebrated by the Cook Islands Catholic community on Sunday.


Opportunity to build capacity in local seabed minerals sector

Monday 29 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is offering training opportunities to developing countries and the Cook Islanders are encouraged to apply.


Local security firm prepares for travel bubble

Monday 29 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Rarotonga-based security firm Cook Islands Security (CIS) will today start their recruitment training for incoming officers.


Bears optimistic of win against hapless Sea Eagles

Saturday 27 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Arorangi Bears premier men’s side will be going all out to maintain their third placing in the 2021 Raro Cars Rugby League competition.


Committed to looking after Cooks workers

Saturday 27 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Alliance Group, the Southland-based cooperative operating freezing works, says they are committed to looking after Cook Islanders who have signed up for seasonal work.


Japan-Cook Islands mark decade long partnership

Friday 26 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

The Japan-Cook Islands Society will focus on completing the 1000 paper crane challenge tomorrow and place them on a permanent display.


Constitution Amendment Bill defeated

Friday 26 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Politics

The Opposition Party has reiterated its call for the amendment process of the Constitution Bill to be done correctly without any flaws from start to finish.


Penrhyn Islanders enjoy green leafy vegetables

Friday 26 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Outer Islands

The villagers of Omoka on the northern group island of Tongareva were given the first harvest of hydroponic Bok Choy’s (cabbages) this week.


Years of hard work pays off

Thursday 25 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Roselyn Strickland is humbled and honoured to be part of the Cook Islands legal fraternity.


Weather Office commemorates World Meteorological Day

Thursday 25 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

The Cook Islands Meteorological Services director Arona Ngari and his team joined 192 members of the World Meteorological Organisation in commemorating World Meteorological Day on Tuesday.


Parliament approves Agriculture Bill

Thursday 25 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National

The new Agriculture Act 2021 provides the Ministry with a clear legal mandate for powers which it requires to more effectively manage the agriculture sector, says Agriculture Secretary Temarama Anguna-Kamana.


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