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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.


New support to protect porous islands borders

Thursday 27 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy

New Zealand will support the Cooks to control the remote coastlines of Aitutaki and the vulnerable Pa Enua. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration admits it has had difficulties delivering immigration services over the past three years.

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Big resorts must tighten up security

Thursday 27 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Security guards are calling on hotels to take more responsibility for their guests’ safety.


Bashing is a tragic end to Christmas party

Thursday 27 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A Christmas party turned vicious when an ex-con smashed a partygoer’s head into the wall and window of a beach house.


12yo girl punched in the head

Wednesday 26 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Julia Kajer wanted to punish her primary-aged sister for not doing her daily chore. So she pulled her hair, punched her in the head and slapped her around the face.


Be vigilant of dengue virus, warns doctor

Wednesday 26 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

A doctor is calling for public vigilance as the numbers of dengue cases continue to rise. Dr Teariki Noovao says though the virus has been under control, the country is not out of the woods yet.


Joining the 390 Million Club

Wednesday 26 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Derek Fox never saw the mosquito that bit him – but he is one of nearly 70 people thought to have contracted dengue fever in Rarotonga and Aitutaki this year. He tells his story.

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Accused burglar remanded behind bars

Tuesday 25 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A young woman facing a burglary charge was remanded in custody after the court was told she had no known place of residence.


Flu vaccines running low

Tuesday 25 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

There aren’t enough flu vaccine doses in the country for the sick, elderly and vulnerable – but there were enough to give every MP a jab. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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Puna looks back at pearl farming

Monday 24 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment

Prime minister Henry Puna (pictured) hopes to return to the lagoons of his youth and watch future generations experience the wonders and riches of the oceans, as part of a sustainable Blue Pacific.

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Men out on bail without psych test

Monday 24 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Clients of lawyer Norman George who have been in custody awaiting psychiatric assessment were granted bail at the High Court last week.


Govt backs 'decent work'

Monday 24 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

In the face of a plummeting local workforce and exploitation of migrant labour,ministers are promising to take action.

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Church attacker mentally unfit

Saturday 22 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A man accused of attacking a woman in church is not fit to stand trial, the High Court heard.


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