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Roadworks prioritised by funding

Saturday 13 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) is asking for public patience as road works are prioritised based on available funding, with Nikao backroad rehabilitation and various link road upgrades planned in the coming financial year.

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Man fined, disqualified after drunk driving crash

Saturday 13 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

Tepa Tangata O Tongareva Kelly was ordered to pay a fine of $134 after being convicted for excess blood alcohol.


Fertiliser shipment expected in Rarotonga by mid-May

Saturday 13 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Shipment for a container of fertiliser to Rarotonga has been arranged and it is expected to arrive by mid-May if not earlier, says the Ministry of Agriculture.


Faith and family fuel new bakery

Saturday 13 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Features, Go Local, Hot on the Rock

Avarua Bakery has ventured into a brand new and exciting bakery retail business after the Covid-19 pandemic forced closure of their previous retail venture.

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Eleven vying for CISNOC Sec-Gen role

Saturday 13 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Football, Sports

Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) received 11 applications for the Secretary General position and is finalising the appointment with Owen Lewis acting until a replacement is chosen.


Eight Rarotonga bridges to undergo maintenance: ICI

Friday 12 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) will be carrying out remedial works on the island’s eight bridges, including culvert structures, in the coming months.


‘High risk offender’ remanded in custody

Friday 12 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A young woman was remanded in custody after Probation Services informed the court that she was a high risk offender.


Suspended sentence for deportee

Thursday 11 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

An unemployed man ‘who lives off the land’ has been convicted and given a four-month suspended sentence for dangerous driving and being unlawfully found.


Proposal to regulate turtle tour industry ‘welcomed’

Thursday 11 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, Local, National

Government agencies are considering regulating the turtle tour industry through a licensing system to manage it after a public consultation showed support for the idea.

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Free cat de-sexing day a meow-vellous success

Thursday 11 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

It was a busy day for Te Are Manu and Paws and Claws Cat Sanctuary volunteers as they continued their mission to provide free de-sexing for cats.


Mixed Touch gears up for semi-finals

Wednesday 10 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

Cook Islands Touch 2024 Mixed Competition will hold its final round of preliminary games today at the National Stadium in Nikao before heading into the playoffs.


Cook Islands athletes battle through World Cross Country Championship

Wednesday 10 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Sports

Cook Islands athletes Adrianna Skurosz and Rupeni Mataitoga have completed their course at the World Athletics Cross Country Championship in Belgrade, Serbia.


NES selects consultant to develop sea turtle conservation plan for Rarotonga

Wednesday 10 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National

The National Environment Service (NES) has selected a qualified and experienced consultant to develop an environmental management plan to address sea turtle conservation concerns.


Court orders community service for assault on female

Wednesday 10 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A 30-year-old businessman has been sentenced to 12 months’ probation supervision with the first three months to be served for community service.


Penrhyn faces power cuts due to failing solar system batteries

Wednesday 10 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Outer Islands

Penrhyn residents are facing reduced power hours due to failing batteries in their solar-diesel hybrid system, with replacements expected to arrive in June.

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Athletics re-elects president, focuses on building infrastructure for future growth

Tuesday 9 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Sports

Simone Fe’ao was re-elected for a second term as president of Athletics Cook Islands at the Annual General Meeting held a week ago.


Police shortage leads to drop in checkpoints

Tuesday 9 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

Cook Islands Police say a staff shortage has led to a decrease in traffic checkpoints on Rarotonga.


New Zealand peanut recall doesn’t affect local stock

Saturday 6 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health, Local, National

Two budget brands of peanut products are being recalled in New Zealand due to high levels of aflatoxins, but a local importer says their stock isn’t affected.


Youngsters ready for East Pacific challenge

Friday 5 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Sports, Tennis

Fourteen young Cook Islands tennis players will be representing the country at the East Pacific Qualifiers in Tahiti from April 8 to 13.


$350 fine for reckless driving and ignoring police signals

Friday 5 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A motorist has been convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $300 and $50 court cost for dangerous driving and failure to stop.


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