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Using colours to express feelings

Monday 16 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education

The Ministry of Education has started Concurrent Teacher Training Programme in a bid to provide more teachers for the outer islands.

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12-months jail term for damaging parents property

Monday 16 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Okirua Manuela who was charged for frequently damaging his parent’s property has been sentenced to 12-months imprisonment.


Family comes to Metua John's rescue

Monday 16 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Metua John was granted bail at the High Court by Justice of the Peace Carmen Temata after his family were willing to provide accommodation for him.


Discharged without conviction

Monday 16 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

The court has warned three New Zealand visitors for fighting in front of the island hostels in Avarua.


Frequent visitors affected by flight delay

Monday 16 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

A couple who have been visiting Rarotonga for the last 20 years, have aired their frustration on the flight delay and luggage offload they experienced with Jetstar Airways.

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Buried far, far from home

Sunday 15 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weekend

The family of a young Belgian navy sailor who died snorkelling in Titikaveka lagoon thought they might never find his final resting place. But then some goodhearted Cook Islanders stepped up.

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Talent galore at junior badminton competition

Saturday 14 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Other Sports

The final of the Badminton Junior Competition has helped the association select some potential players for the 2020 AIMS Games in Tauranga, New Zealand.

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Football minnows taking on Tupapa

Saturday 14 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Football

Titikaveka and Avatiu faces an uphill battle against Tupapa in the CIFA Knockout Cup semifinals today. CIFA Media reports.


Big day for Tajiya Sahay

Friday 13 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Entertainment

Miss World Cook Islands Tajiya Sahay only had one fear today- falling over in her heels.


Miss-terious girl Tajiya

Thursday 12 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Entertainment

Miss Cook Islands Tajiya Sahay will be starstruck as she dances on stage this weekend with her pop idol Peter André.

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'I felt amazing to show the world our culture'

Wednesday 11 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Entertainment

Just two days from the final of Miss World, the spotlight falls on Tajiya Sahay as she celebrates her Cook Islands culture.

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Theft hurt children the worst

Wednesday 11 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Rarotonga mother stole money intended to help kids in the outer islands.

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Happy feet

Saturday 7 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weekend

Joshua Matakino still carries the scars of the drunken bike accident that nearly killed him. Now, given a second chance, he’s grasping life with new vigour and determination. Losirene Lacanivalu meets him.

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Filling a gap in Pa Enua

Saturday 7 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

When Sinano Vaeau accepted her diploma this month, she was part of the first cohort of dental therapists to graduate in Cook Islands.

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'I'd like to be under the sea'

Friday 6 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment

One more lucky Cook Islander is being invited to join the voyage of a lifetime, a research survey of the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone next week.

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From careless driving to assaulting woman

Friday 6 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Two weeks ago repeat offender Wilfred Dauvois was acquitted of raping a woman after driving her from bar to bar.


Cook Island woman to be deported home after jail

Thursday 5 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Cook Islands criminals may choose to be deported here, says Immigration.

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Youth free wheeling from court

Thursday 5 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

The court has let off a young motorbike thief without a conviction.


Police chief receives master's degree

Wednesday 4 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

The Commissioner of Police Maara Tetava officially received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of the South Pacific in Fiji this week.

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Health urges visitors to get measles jabs

Wednesday 4 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

The Health ministry has taken precaution at the Rarotonga international airport against travellers arriving with measles symptoms.


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