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Coming back to give back

Tuesday 3 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weekend

With her dad nearing 80, Mata Puia-Huch came home to help look after him awhile – and realised she had so many reasons to stay.

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Witnesses lift truck

Tuesday 3 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Police officers and bystanders managed to move a pickup truck out of the way of traffic over the weekend after it crashed into a wall outside Infrastructure Cook Islands in Arorangi.


Man hurls bottle at woman, say police

Tuesday 3 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A man alleged to have thrown a bottle at a woman in the town area after a late-night quarrel has been arrested.


'Allow one fishing company and the rest will follow'

Monday 2 December 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Outer Islands

The southern Cook Islands of Atiu, Mauke and Mitiaro have rejected a government request to allow Ocean Fresh vessels to fish commercially within 50 nautical miles of their islands.

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'Coward punch' cop sacked- Court told

Saturday 30 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Police officer appeals dismissal, after video showed him punching handcuffed man in head as he lay helpless on ground.

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Nurses for shortages

Saturday 30 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Forty nurses and dental therapists graduated yesterday as Cook Islands battles to address a shortage in medical staff.

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Long delay for islands' first meth prosecution

Friday 29 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A methamphetamine case against Tehananaia Maeva Haas has been adjourned to March 2020 – a year since charges were laid.


Same-sex ban MP doubles down

Friday 29 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Select committee chair Tingika Elikana has dug in his heels on reinstating same-sex relations as a crime, saying it should never have been taken out of the Crimes Act in the first place.

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From hero to Zero

Friday 29 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

$1 billion drug yacht ‘Zero’ has been removed from the Cook Islands ships register and is under the hammer for a bargain basement rate.

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Predator jailed to 'protect children'

Thursday 28 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Five years prison for indecent assault on 4-year-old.


Seminar on Uni survival

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education

It’s close to the end of the school year, and college students would be going over their university applications and making plans for studies overseas.


Mental health programme receives praise

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Efforts to raise awareness on mental health issues in the Cook Islands has been praised.

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Indecent assault matter adjourned

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A man who was charged for indecently assaulting a female by touching her private area could have the charges against him changed.


Further charge expected

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Police is expected to lay further charges to the hit and run accused Jeremiah Moce before his court trial next year.


Drug accused a no-show in court

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

An American resident facing a charge of possession of cannabis is yet to make contact with his legal representative on when he would be able to attend to his court matter.


Trading culture and smiles

Saturday 23 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Hot on the Rock

Doing her best to keep Penrhyn weaving alive, Nanave Taime is one of the many colourful faces of trade day greeting visitors for Vaka Eiva 2019.

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Kids page: Mauke: 'How Cook Islands should be'

Saturday 23 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education

Peaceful – and no tall buildings. That’s the description of Mauke Island given by year 8 student from Apii Te Uki Ou, after their senior school camp.

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Alarming' levels of violence

Saturday 23 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Concern community is still sweeping the problem under the carpet.

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Man acquitted of date rape

Saturday 23 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Counselling group says case is reminder that someone who is drunk or drugged cannot consent to sex.

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Man hurt in motorbike v trailer collision

Friday 22 November 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

An early morning accident landed a man in hospital with facial injuries.

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