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Climate change study on mental health important, says consultant

Tuesday 9 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weather

The grief and loss of loved ones and losing one’s home because of climate change is real, says development consultant Dr Christina Newport.

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Tourism boss says dogs must get the chop

Tuesday 9 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

Effective control of dogs is critical to ensuring the safety of both locals and visitors, says Tourism’s chief executive officer.


Keep abreast of your health

Tuesday 9 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Women don’t like talking about getting their breasts checked. It’s a taboo subject for some.

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Criminal Cooks cash smuggling detected

Tuesday 9 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Big money is being shifted across the border, and authorities are determined to crack down on it.


The amazing story of the shearers from a country with no sheep

Tuesday 9 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Far, far from the excitement of the Pacific Games, another Cook Islands team has won unexpected glory.

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Policeman charged in bar brawl

Saturday 6 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A police officer alleged to have been involved in a brawl at the On the Rock nightclub in Avarua was granted interim name suppression at the High Court yesterday.


Multiple complaints against Club Raro accused

Saturday 6 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Several people have filed complaints about a man accused of assaulting a couple in their room at Club Raro resort.


Security warns of 'crisis' amid new dog attacks

Thursday 4 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Concerns are mounting about dogs on Rarotonga, with more reports of dog attacks on tourists and fears that a shooter with an air-rifle is taking matters into his own hands.

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Three months of rigorous physical training Women reinforce 'woefully under-resourced' police

Thursday 4 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

There are hopes that a small pay rise for cadets will be enough to woo new recruits. Low pay has been driving officers to quit, the Police Service says.

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Support for economic growth

Wednesday 3 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

Germany and Canada could help the Cook Islands drive future growth of tourism and the economy says the head of Foreign Affairs.

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Mauke switches to solar energy

Wednesday 3 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Outer Islands

A dozen solar power stations are now running across the islands since Mauke became the latest to convert to the renewable energy system.

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Preschool teachers confronted by erratic meth mums

Tuesday 2 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

“I picked up a child for kindy at one time and the child looked like she was not cleaned the night before. She sat on the car seat, looking like she was not there. Food was hanging on her face.”

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Editorial: Govt must power secondhand electric car market

Tuesday 2 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Opinion

Want to lobby a minister? Just hang around outside Te Aponga. Because there is only one place to charge their brand new Hyundai Ioniq Elite cars, and it’s up by the power station.


Resort takes action after stray dog attacks boy

Tuesday 2 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Security at The Rarotongan warn, we will catch these dogs and get them put down.

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$19.62: The price of prosecution

Monday 1 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A sick 60-year-old man has appeared in court charged with theft – for stealing $19.62 of food from the supermarket.


Cleaning rubbish to beat rise in fever

Saturday 29 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

The rise of dengue fever has given new momentum to community clean-up programmes.

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Talbot's new call: Keep the money coming

Saturday 29 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

After being back on the island for a week, Creative Trail fundraiser James Talbot is eager to get the ball rolling again.

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'He was shot in the back' – grieving owner

Saturday 29 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

There’s community alarm with three dogs shot and more going missing.

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Young woman granted bail

Friday 28 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A burglary reoffender was allowed bail and given a stern warning by Justice of the Peace Bernice Manarangi at the High Court.


Ambulance driver double drink limit

Friday 28 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Man disqualified after drunken crash. An ambulance driver at Rarotonga Hospital has been disqualified from driving after smashing into a power pole near the Empire Cinema.


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