Articles by Losirene Lacanivalu

Rubbish dumping not on, says MP

Tuesday 26 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Members of the public and campers at the Social Centre in Nikao are being asked to look after their rubbish.


Ready to rep the Cook Islands

Monday 25 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Emma Tepaeru Kainuku-Walsh, Miss Cook Islands 2019 pageant first runner-up in, will represent Cook Islands at the 60th Miss International beauty pageant this year.


Support for farmers priority for Agriculture Ministry

Monday 25 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National

Ministry of Agriculture says they are in a good position to continue to actively support farmers this year in a number of areas.


Celebrating Australia Day ‘Kuki style’

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

A group of Cook Islanders who have previously resided in Australia for an extended period will be hosting a special event for Australia’s High Commissioner to the Cook Islands Dr Christopher Watkins on Australia Day.


Terangi the turtle recovers

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National

Te Ara O Te Onu Cook Islands has released the endangered Hawksbill turtle named Terangi that was found trapped in a fishing net, into the lagoon in Tikioki, after a short “staycation” in the salt water pool at Ocean Escape Resort.


First wedding of the year

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Features, Weekend

Rarotonga businessman Stephen Lyon and his long-time partner Lovelyn Gatchalian exchanged their vows in front of family and close friends this week. The wedding held at Ra Mura in Betela, Arorangi, was a special one – it was the first wedding of the year.


Stolen firearm probe ongoing

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

A week after an alleged fire arm theft incident, police yesterday said the case is still pending. The firearm is alleged to have been taken from an unsecured location.


Luxury cruise ship promotes Cooks trip

Friday 22 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National

Paul Gauguin Cruises are advertising Cook Islands as one of the destinations in its 2021 itinerary, but there's no imminent change to the temporary ban on cruise ships, officials say.


Repeat offender given second chance

Friday 22 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

Recidivist offender Talimealahi Tuileila was granted bail by Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams at the High Court yesterday.


Aiming for the bullseye

Thursday 21 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Darts players who have made it through to the final rounds of the Edgewater Resort and Spa Darts Open Championship will be putting their best moves forward at this Saturday’s Championships.


Vet clinic to welcome new staff

Thursday 21 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Te Are Manu, the Cook Islands’ only vet clinic will welcome two staff this year, adding a boost to their staff numbers.


Forum role to be filled in February

Wednesday 20 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

The new head of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is expected to be appointed when regional leaders meet next month.


Resorts ready to welcome guests

Wednesday 20 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

With high hopes weighing on a two-way travel bubble between Cook Islands and New Zealand by March 31, local accommodation providers are ready to welcome visitors to the island paradise of Rarotonga.


Water trucks, excavators for Pa Enua

Wednesday 20 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Outer Islands

Three excavators and two water trucks were loaded on MV Taunga Nui yesterday for the Nga Pu Toru (Atiu, Mitiaro and Mauke).


Market initiative off to a ‘Jumpstart’

Tuesday 19 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Punanga Nui Market’s first ‘Jumpstart January’ event held on Saturday has been hailed a major success.


Plea for fisherman to watch out for turtles

Tuesday 19 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands Turtle Conservation Society (Te Ara O Te Onu) is calling on local fishermen to check their net at least every four hours when they are out fishing.


Defence lawyers request for judge alone trials

Monday 18 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams QC presided over High Court matters via video link on Friday and began to clear a case backlog.


‘Jumpstart January’ for market vendors

Saturday 16 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Punanga Nui Market has waived fees for its vendors in a bid to bring life back to the top local attraction in the absence of tourists due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.


Police record drop in burglary incidents

Saturday 16 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

Police capped off last year with an annual total of 90 reported burglary incidents – the lowest for at least eight years.


Prospects for seabed exploration move forward in Cooks

Saturday 16 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National

As the government's exploration application process moves forward, a local environmental NGO is recommending only a “very small area” be given out at first for seabed mining exploration in order to determine potential impacts.


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