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Editorial: Animal abusers are a tiny but ugly minority

Monday 29 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Opinion

Wandering around Punanga Nui market this weekend with our little golden-furred terrier Rusty, everyone wants to come up and pat him. (In some cases, they’re a lot happier to see him than to see me!)


Repeat offender back in custody

Monday 29 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Fewer than 12 hours after the High Court granted him bail, repeat offender Paulo Teio was taken back into custody.


What's in your water?

Saturday 27 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weekend

When I get sick, I go to the doctors, not the water, and I put my faith in God.”

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Anolyte champion in last-ditch bid

Saturday 27 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Scientist Dr Ian Calhaem concurs with the Cook Islands authorities that the water in the islands need to be made safe to drink.

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The family that fight together …

Saturday 27 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A mother and daughter have both admitted charges of common assault, been convicted and ordered to come up for sentencing if called upon in the next six months.


Man admits 'traumatic' Club Raro invasion

Saturday 27 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A young man has admitted the assault and aggravated burglary of an Australian tourist and her husband in their room at the Club Raro resort.


Letters: Remember Bastille Day: Heads must roll

Friday 26 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, The police wage rise for new recruits will take them to $15,000 – that is about five police officers’ annual wages being paid to Te-Hani to do nothing.

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Last chance: Fundraiser extension

Friday 26 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

The creative trail fundraiser for Rarotonga’s Creative Centre has been extended for another week.

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Police inquiry into sawn-off rifle claim

Friday 26 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

Police are investigating an allegation that MP Albert Nicholas had a .22 rifle sawn off for him.

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Police ready as excitement mounts for Te Maeva Nui

Thursday 25 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Police promise they will keep traffic flowing tomorrow with diversions and control point officers, ensuring hundreds of excited fans can see the parade launching Te Maeva Nui celebrations.

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Repeat offender: Send me to jail

Thursday 25 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A recidivist drink-driver, who opted to get his court matter over and done with, was this week sentenced to two months’ imprisonment.


Young mum in 4-car crash

Thursday 25 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A 20-year-old mother can no longer drive her child to friends or to the shops, after causing a drunken smash on the main road between Avatiu and Nikao


Two days, two drink-drivers Too many lives torn apart

Thursday 25 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Police warn: Drink and drive and no matter who you are, no matter your profession, they will enforce the law.


Cooks ship released

Wednesday 24 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

Cook Islands registered vessel Alexander Tvardovskiy has been released from detention and the crew wages have been paid.

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Health leaders' stark warning: Sickness, death – or chlorination

Wednesday 24 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Health experts have stepped up with forthright warnings about the need for a disinfection tool like chlorine to combat the dangers of waterborne illnesses.

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Drink-drive smash in rental

Tuesday 23 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A driver arrested over the weekend for crashing his car under the influence of alcohol is to appear court.

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Family issues play out in court over assault matter

Monday 22 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Local organisation Punanga Tauturu Inc says help must be given where it’s needed in the case of a man who allegedly assaulted his partner.


Bin collection days to be reduced

Saturday 20 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment

Rubbish collection days will be cut down to once a week for many households around Rarotonga.

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Raising the profile of nurses

Saturday 20 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

The importance of raising the profiles of nurses and recognising their efforts in the community and the nation is important.

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Queen's Representative pays tribute to peace icon

Saturday 20 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

Sir Tom Marsters paid tribute to the late revolutionary peace icon Nelson Mandela as he received South Africa’s High Commissioner to New Zealand Vuyiswa Tulelo’s accreditation to the Cook Islands.

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