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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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Community libraries for Raro

Friday 19 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education

More community libraries are planned for Rarotonga after the contribution of a set of bookshelves to the Tupapa Clinic.

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Young dad gets bail

Friday 19 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Tereanu Teava breathed a sigh of relief and smiled in the court room yesterday, after Justice of Peace Bernice Manarangi granted him bail – the culmination of a long-running saga.


Cooks ship detained

Thursday 18 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

A Maritime Cook Islands surveyor arrives in Scotland today to check the condition of a Cooks-flagged cargo ship at the centre of an international row.

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'Facebook won't punish crims'

Thursday 18 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Police are calling on the public not to rely on social media for justice but to report any crime to the relevant authorities.

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Back home with a vision to deliver

Wednesday 17 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Tanga Morris returned to the Cook Islands with a vision to give back to her homeland and to put to use what she has learnt from abroad.

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Model of new patrol boat delivered

Wednesday 17 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A nationwide competition to name the new police patrol boat will soon be on the cards, says the police commissioner.

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Cook Islands language still at risk

Wednesday 17 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture

The Cook Islands Maori language continues to be at threat of extinction warns High Commissioner to New Zealand Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, saying recovery needs to start now.

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Better health referral system agreed

Tuesday 16 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Cook Islands patients referred for medical care in New Zealand often get lost in the system, unable to understand how it works.

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Indonesians 'the best workers' – Puna

Tuesday 16 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

As the influence of Asian countries continue to grow in the Pacific region, Cook Islands’ new diplomatic relations with Indonesia will enable an upsurge in migrant workers coming here.

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Penrhyn in 'Immediate threat'

Tuesday 16 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Outer Islands

Islanders won't abandon Penrhyn/Tongareva, yet. Inspection reveals how far the coasts and livelihoods are eroding on our most endangered islands.

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Brigade's message of hope

Monday 15 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

In many places around the world, being a girl is challenging, but there is always hope.

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Police step up patrols of hotspots

Monday 15 July 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Police are warning locals and visitors to exercise care with high numbers of tourists expected and Te Maeva Nui beginning next week.


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