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Articles by Losirene Lacanivalu

Budget: 'Less chance for scrutiny'

Wednesday 5 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The cavalier way this government approaches its responsibilities in authorising the expenditure of public revenues would be unacceptable anywhere else in the democratic world where representative and responsible government is practised.

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Day 128: Talbot walks into storm, end in sight

Wednesday 5 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Just a week to go and Creative Trail walker James Talbot will be reuniting with his family.

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Music fans left crying for more

Wednesday 5 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Entertainment

The Queen of the night Adina Thembi gave a heart rocking performance at the Hula Bar on Monday night – and left fans wanting more.

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Talbot: 10-days to complete walk

Tuesday 4 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

James Talbot has less than ten days left to complete his mission of raising $300,000 for the Creative Centre in Rarotonga.

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Reoffender pleads for leniency

Tuesday 4 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A young man who has been remanded in police custody cried out seeking leniency at the High Court on Thursday.


MoE advisor wins poetry award

Saturday 1 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Hot on the Rock

Ministry of Education’s learning and teaching advisor Jessica Le Bas has been awarded the prestigious Sarah Boom Poetry prize 2019, New Zealand’s richest poetry award.

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Deadly flu virus detected in Cooks

Saturday 1 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

Two cases of influenza A which has caused deaths in Australia and New Zealand have been reported in the Cook Islands.


Foreign Affairs works to extricate girl

Saturday 1 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working closely with both New Zealand and the United States government officials to resolve the controversial detainment of a nine-year old Cook Islands girl in the US.

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Frequent offender imprisoned

Friday 31 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Jonathan Elisa, 21, was sentenced to three years in prison when he was convicted of 13 criminal charges in the high court last Wednesday.


'Absolute menace' disqualified from driving

Friday 31 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Judge Judith Potter has sentenced Wilfred Dauvois to three years’ disqualification of his driver’s licence stating that he is a menace on the road.


'Stop it now, speak up': social media

Friday 31 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

More revealing comments have been raised on social media regarding methamphetamine (meth) issues in the Cook Islands.


Marumaru Atua crew in high spirits

Friday 31 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

The vaka Marumaru Atua is moving further east towards the Cook Islands, according to the crews’ journal updates they hope they are moving towards home waters.

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Court orders psychiatric test

Thursday 30 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A young man who is always damaging his family property has been remanded in custody for a psychiatric assessment.


Dengue cases now 55

Thursday 30 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

Dengue cases have jumped to 55 in the current outbreak and this has been confirmed by the Ministry for Health.

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Talbot completes 3000 km

Thursday 30 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

James Talbot has walked 3000 kilometres through and is expected to be in Cape Reinga on June 11.


Titikaveka reclaim netball title

Tuesday 28 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Netball

Titikaveka claimed the premier title in the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition 2019.

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Brother jailed for manslaughter

Tuesday 28 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

The manslaughter case involving Pera Junior Tamanu Pera came to an end on Wednesday last week when he was sentenced to five years and four months’ imprisonment.


Decision reserved on electoral petition

Tuesday 28 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams has reserved his decision on the electoral petition filed by Democratic Party’s Nandi Glassie against Te-Hani Brown (Independent) for the Tengatangi-Areora-Ngatiarua (Atiu) seat.


Te Vaerua receives grant for rehabilitation work

Tuesday 28 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Service is back in business and is now operating from their new premises at 48a Pokoinu Road in Nikao.

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Talbot – two weeks to end walk

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

James Talbot has two more weeks to complete the Te Areroa Trail of 3200 kilometres in New Zealand.

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