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Sisters turn Muri into a mecca

Saturday 24 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Hot on the Rock

People call it the City of Muri – but they might soon have to rename it the Mecca of Muri.

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Bluesky to bankroll $1000 per household fibre cost

Saturday 24 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Technology

The companies in charge of connecting up Rarotonga and Aitutaki’s homes to the world have moved to reassure the public the new fibre network won’t crash under pressure.


Boyfriend to confirm place of stay for Araipu

Saturday 24 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Not new to the court system, nor the court room, young Teametua Araipu has been remanded in custody for another week. Her lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen asked the court to bail her under the condition that she would stay with her boyfriend and not her parents.


New cruise liner to take advantage of better channel

Friday 23 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

Any improvement to the cruise infrastructure will help the cruise industry in the Cook Islands, says Cook Islands Tourism.

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Assault charge is dropped after cash donation

Friday 23 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A brawl outside the On The Rock nightclub in Avarua saw five men charged with assault, and one suffering face injuries.

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Fast internet to the door

Friday 23 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Technology

Bluesky has embarked on a massive project to roll out fibre internet connections to the door of Rarotonga and Aitutaki homes, so families can take advantage of the speed and capacity of the new undersea cable.

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Danger driving: teens flee police

Thursday 22 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A teenage was arrested on Monday night for dangerous driving and failing to stop on demand.


Health boss hails the 'resilience' of Pa Enua without any doctors

Thursday 22 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

The Ministry of Health says it cannot afford to provide doctors to islands with fewer than 1000 people.

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Channel to be widened for tourist safety

Thursday 22 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

The channel through Arorangi lagoon is to be widened and deepened to prevent a tragic repeat of the MS Amsterdam fiasco.

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Raro dog has ugly side, warn officers

Thursday 22 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Police are in talks to hand over responsibility for dog control to a private security company, as public concerns grow over dogs running wild, causing crashes and attacking tourists.

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Police recruits are all at sea

Wednesday 21 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Cook Islands Police recruits boarded the HMNZS Otago then jumped onto the islands’ patrol vessel Te Kukupa 10 miles off Rarotonga.

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HMNZ Otago captain urges Cook Islanders to join the navy

Tuesday 20 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

When the HMNZS Otago set sail from Rarotonga yesterday, the Kiwi and Cook Islands crew onboard had won more than the rugby – they’d won hearts and minds with their friendly demeanours.

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Muscle boys bring home bodybuilding medals

Tuesday 20 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Other Sports

Bodybuilder Joshua Goodrick has been chasing gold for a few years and has finally brought it home.

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Don't judge 'P' addicts

Monday 19 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Methamphetamine or “P” addicts are not coming forward, because they are being judged, says New Zealand’s P Pull movement.

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Bakers get a-round the island

Saturday 17 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Hot on the Rock

A new bakery outlet opening in Muri will honour a 76 year legacy with a museum dedicated to the generations who’ve run the business, and a few surprises!

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Mentally ill man in cells with no trial

Saturday 17 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A man charged with attacking a woman in church will have to wait for final medical assessments before he can be released from custody.


Cooks hold special place in navy commander's heart

Saturday 17 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Officers and crew of the Royal NZ Navy patrol vessel HMNZS Otago are in town this weekend for a break, after a long stint out on fisheries patrol in the high seas.

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Cable to damage marine habitat

Saturday 17 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Technology

The new undersea cable comes at the cost of a small area of marine habitat, a new Environment Services report reveals.


Monster wave smashes buildings

Saturday 17 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment

Residents evacuate themselves from several inundated homes along Rutaki coastline, report Losirene Lacanivalu and Rashneel Kumar.

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Second chance for sleeping driver

Friday 16 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A woman has been discharged without conviction after falling asleep and running her ute into a tree.

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