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Burglary statistics lowest in seven years, says police

Saturday 15 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Police statistics for 2019 show that break-ins were tracking lower than 2018. Katrina Tanirau and Losirene Lacanivalu reports.


Local players dominate U21 netball squad

Friday 14 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Netball

Cook Islands netball U21 team eyes World Youth Cup berth.

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Court hears 11 EBA matters

Friday 14 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

The High Court continues to receive increasing alcohol related driving cases as police steps up their pursuit for zero-tolerance approach to drinking and driving.


'Vaka Boom' to get families together

Friday 14 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Tonight, parents and their children can spend a special time together at the Vaka Boom Family Youth night event.

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Family considers legal action

Friday 14 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture

Australian primary school gives Cook Islands boy ultimatum to adhere to strict uniform policy.

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Home away from home

Thursday 13 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Family of Belgian tourist who is buried here pays tribute to ‘his paradise’.

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Decision reserved on lemon theft

Thursday 13 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Two deny stealing 10 kilos of lemon worth $50 from a Titikaveka farm.

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Dream come true for new shelter manager

Wednesday 12 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

“When this role came up, I felt it was the perfect fit for me,” says Cook Islands SPCA new shelter manager, Carla Harp.

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Making law more accessible for all

Wednesday 12 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

A team of legal officers from Australia are in the country looking over the consolidation of law books at the Parliament.

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No threat from TC Uesi yet

Tuesday 11 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weather

Tropical Cyclone Uesi “is too far to affect the Cook Islands”, says the Cook Islands Meteorological Services.

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New dengue cases detected last month

Tuesday 11 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Eleven probable cases of dengue were reported last month, which is an increase from six cases in December, 2019, said the Ministry of Health.

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Maiden visit

Tuesday 11 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

The four-masted sailing ship Wind Spirit made its first ever port call to Rarotonga yesterday.

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Tourism unaffected by coronavirus

Monday 10 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation has reiterated there are precautionary measures in place to protect the country from the spread of the coronavirus.


Five cruise ships expected this month

Monday 10 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

Four cruise ship calls are expected for Palmerston island this year.

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Red Honda Jazz driver pleads not guilty to second charge

Monday 10 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

The alleged driver of a red Honda Jazz vehicle, alleged to have caused injuries to a male victim in Tupapa last year has entered a not guilty plea to the second charge.


Beachside theft sentencing

Monday 10 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

The sentencing of one of the offenders who has committed a number of beach side thefts and home break-ins will be held on April 22.


OTB burglar to be sentenced

Monday 10 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Daniel Akama has admitted that he broke into the On the Beach Restaurant and Bar in Arorangi with the intention of burglary.


Ministers deny fraud charges

Saturday 8 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Prime Minister Henry Puna and Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown have both pleaded not guilty to four separate charges each over a jet charter row.

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No food or water in police cells – lawyers

Saturday 8 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Two defence lawyers allege their clients have been mistreated in police holding cells.

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Tour driver charged, surrenders his passport

Friday 7 February 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

The tour driver who was charged for dangerous driving causing injury on a six-year old boy last week was ordered to surrender his passport to the High Court yesterday.

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