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3200km mission accomplished

Thursday 13 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

After covering 3,029,385 steps on the 3200 kilometre track, it was finally mission accomplished for James Talbot who completed The Creative Trail in New Zealand on Tuesday (NZ time).

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Cleaning up the roads

Thursday 13 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Police are filling up the courts with alleged dangerous drivers as they try to clean up problems on the roads.


Health plans traditional medicine use

Thursday 13 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Health secretary Dr Josephine Herman said the general consensus is that it is a good idea for the ministry to be working alongside traditional medicine practitioners.


Cash-strapped officers use icecream tubs as mozzy traps

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

International experts on mosquitoes brought in to train Cook Island health protection officers, as dengue outbreak escalates.

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Puna case: 'I had 6500 photos on my phone'

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

US Customs most likely offended by photos of ‘Cook Islands dancing ladies shaking bottoms’, claims 72yo caregiver.

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Day 135: Triumphant Talbot reaches New Zealand's northernmost tip

Tuesday 11 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Creative Trail walker James Talbot has reached his final stop, Cape Reinga after days of walking on the 3200 kilometre Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand.

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Obesity treatment at zero cost

Tuesday 11 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health

Ten Cook Islanders will undergo a newer type of weight-loss procedure called the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Rarotonga, free of charge, next month.


9yo Puna back with her family

Tuesday 11 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

‘Questionable material’ found on travel companion’s phone, says Foreign Affairs Ministry.

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Bid to stop arsons at 13 solar schools

Saturday 8 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Thirteen schools have been assisted by the Bank of the South Pacific after solar lights were installed last month: nine in Rarotonga and four in Aitutaki.

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Six weeks' prison for dangerous drink-driver

Saturday 8 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Once bitten, twice shy surely isn’t a mantra repeat drink-driver Teutoba Ariu lives by.


Little Puna's homecoming

Saturday 8 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

Aitutaki girl Ngatupuna Raela has been released from US custody and is being flown home to her family, via New Zealand.

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Marumaru Atua: Much more than a canoe

Friday 7 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture

It was a day of mixed emotions. After 19 days at sea, the vaka Marumaru Atua was yesterday welcomed by the government and people of the Cook Islands.

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Day 130: Step up! Support calls as walker braves storms

Friday 7 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

A Cook Islands endurance walker is braving massive storms as he tried to complete the last few days of walking the length of New Zealand.

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Disqualified drunks breaching bans

Friday 7 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

“Licences for broad welfare reasons to do with work and support for their families”


Policeman banging on families'

Friday 7 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

An officer is abusing his position by repeatedly checking on alleged offenders – lawyer


'Cruel' to disqualify drink drivers

Thursday 6 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Drink drivers’ mandatory 12 month disqualification has been put under the spotlight, after an airport fire engine driver lost his licence.


Social Centre is not a rubbish tip

Wednesday 5 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Those using the Social Centre area in Arorangi are urged to take responsibility and stop using it as a waste dumping ground.

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Budget: 'Less chance for scrutiny'

Wednesday 5 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The cavalier way this government approaches its responsibilities in authorising the expenditure of public revenues would be unacceptable anywhere else in the democratic world where representative and responsible government is practised.

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Day 128: Talbot walks into storm, end in sight

Wednesday 5 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Just a week to go and Creative Trail walker James Talbot will be reuniting with his family.

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Music fans left crying for more

Wednesday 5 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Entertainment

The Queen of the night Adina Thembi gave a heart rocking performance at the Hula Bar on Monday night – and left fans wanting more.

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