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Saturday 10 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Hot on the Rock

One evening Paavo Mustonen and wife Tara Kauvai-Mustonen sat at home, watching tourists walking, biking or driving to the Muri Night Market to get something to drink or eat, and to enjoy a night out with family.

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Checking how our fish are caught

Saturday 10 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Outer Islands

About 550 metric tonnes of fish, mostly albacore tuna, will be transferred from nine longline fishing vessels to a carrier vessel anchored at Pukapuka this weekend.

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Two alleged drug dealers granted bail

Saturday 10 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Two men charged with possessing cannabis for drug-dealing will be allowed out on bail – but not for another week.

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Arsonist continues crime spree on bail

Saturday 10 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Mart Arsonist David Tonorio has been sentenced to eight years and six months in prison.

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Creative Trail $28,000 walk

Friday 9 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

The Creative Trail Feb 2019 Givealittle page has officially closed and hiker James Talbot and his team have raised nearly $28,000.

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$1000 fine: Bing bong merrily and high

Friday 9 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Semisi Loki was yesterday convicted and sentenced to community service and a $1000 fine for possession of a drug utensil.


'Cancer burden' a Pacific health concern: Herman

Thursday 8 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Secretary for Health Dr Josephine Herman has called for a strengthened regional approach to combat what is known in the Pacific as the “cancer burden”.

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Police work on arson case praised

Thursday 8 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Police Commissioner Maara Tetava has praised his investigation team in tackling the three arson fires of 2018.

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Dogs put down due to attacks

Thursday 8 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Four dogs have been put down near Manuia Beach in Arorangi.


CI News Online subscription

Thursday 8 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

To our CI News online subscribers: please note the new rate for the online subscription - effective as of 1st August 2019.

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Former mayor, teacher make honours list

Wednesday 7 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Two long-serving outer island public servants have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours for their services to the community.


18 year old guilty of arson

Wednesday 7 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A 12-member jury delivered a guilty verdict on the arson case before Judge Colin Doherty at the High Court yesterday.

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Aunty Ake honoured for public services

Tuesday 6 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Ake Te Ariki Lewis dedicated much of her life to teaching and is well-known as a human rights advocate and community leader.

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Public servant receives weighty honour

Saturday 3 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Unakea Kauvai has carried enormous weight on his shoulders, in every role from treasurer of St Joseph's Cathedral Parish to chairman of the Airport Authority – but the greatest weight he carries is in a lesser-known capacity.

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Arson accused: I wouldn't say a lie

Saturday 3 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Arson accused David Tonorio was playing video games at home on the night of the Friendly Mart fire, he says.

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Hotel owner: Staff should work harder

Saturday 3 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

If workers want an increase to the minimum wage, they should be more productive – or face being replaced with technology.

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Barge reaches Bahamas

Friday 2 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

The former Cook Islands barge once named Layar Mas is now docket at the Nassau port, in the Bahamas.

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Mart Arson trial: Lying witness is recalled to stand

Friday 2 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Prosecutors called a self-confessed liar back to the stand in the Raro Mart arson trial, to quiz him on unexpected new evidence – the latest surprise in an already twisted courtroom tale.

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Drink-drivers fined

Friday 2 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A man was lucky to escape injury when he crashed his car on Wednesday – but he wasn’t so lucky as to escape conviction.

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Minimum wage to $8

Friday 2 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

Low-income workers’ pay was increased to $7.60 last month and now, government has signed off a further increase to $8 an hour next July.

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