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No Rhino beetle says Agriculture

Saturday 14 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Outer Islands

The Ministry of Agriculture says photos of insects found by the Penrhyn community are more likely red-brown weevils than the coconut-shredding rhinoceros beetles they fear.

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Going the distance

Friday 13 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

After blood, sweat and 3200 kilometres of hard slog, it’s finally over. James Talbot yesterday handed a $26,700 cheque to the Creative Centre.

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79yo crooner cleared of careless driving

Friday 13 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Early yesterday evening, 79-year-old Papa Jake Numanga was discharged by the High Court.

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Screening students

Thursday 12 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education

Parents are being urged to learn about the dangers their children face online, at a Kiwi-run youth education conference.

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Father of 5 v police: assault case adjourned

Thursday 12 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Twenty-six-year-old Aue Inangaro Tamariki Vakatini, who alleges he was brutally assaulted by a police officer, has appeared in the High Court – himself accused with assaulting a police officer.


Driver's 'senior moment' caused crash

Thursday 12 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A motorcyclist was thrown through the air by the impact of a collision with a turning truck, leaving him unconscious for up to 15 minutes and with multiple serious injuries.


Australia mounts military airlift to get Cooks to big performance

Thursday 12 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture

The National Arts Theatre team will fly the Cook Islands flag at the Military Tattoo in Sydney.

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Clubber punched man so hard he ruptured eye, blinding him

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

A father has been jailed after drunkenly punching a man three times outside a nightclub, leave his victim with such bad head and face injuries that he’s still in New Zealand for medical treatment and rehabilitation.


Uncertainty over rhinoceros beetle

Tuesday 10 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Outer Islands

There is a growing dispute between Penrhyn islanders and the Agriculture ministry about whether coconut rhinoceros beetles have infested their trees.

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Violent uncle sentenced to probation

Tuesday 10 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

The father of a young child was given a chance to continue his anger management programme after he was sentenced at the High Court.


More government office targeted by burglars

Tuesday 10 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Just a month after two government office break-ins, another two public service offices have been hit.

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'I want to prove I have come to my senses'

Monday 9 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A man who has pleaded guilty to going on a burglary spree will have to remain behind bars for until he faces his fate.


'I was told I didn't have The Look'

Saturday 7 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Entertainment

Vivian Engu says in order to be a model, she had to learn to handle the cruel criticism. “I still remember my first audition like it was yesterday,” says Vivian Engu.

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Women police: 'You can do it'

Saturday 7 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Cancy Maro signed up for the police to follow in the footsteps of her grandfather.

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Mentally ill man taken from prison to airport

Saturday 7 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Noah Taio has been released from custody and put on a plance to New Zealand for a mental health examination.


Church attacker 'insane'

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

A young man accused of wounding a woman in church has pleaded not guilty on grounds of insanity.


Coco-Rhino beetles not in Northern Islands says Agriculture

Friday 6 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Outer Islands

Coconut rhinoceros’ beetles do not exist in the northern islands and the Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed this.

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Cooks yacht in $1bn drugs bust

Friday 6 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

A Cook Islands-flagged yacht has been shipwrecked with an estimated $1 billion of illicit drugs on-board.

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Cooks' animal champions are teaming up

Thursday 5 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

As a puppy, Mojo was found lost and wandering on a beach; now he is about about to be adopted. Seb was abandoned, injured, as a pub. Now he’s looking for a home.

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New bin collection date to be confirmed

Thursday 5 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment

New slimline rubbish collections will begin in October or November – if officials can find someone to do them.

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