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Water disinfection explained

Saturday 1 June 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, Entertainment, Local, National, Weekend

Do we need to disinfect our drinking water? Several reports have highlighted the need to improve the quality of the drinking water throughout the Cook Islands – Rarotonga and the Pa Enua. In Rarotonga work has started on the provision of a more robust supply of water with better distribution and increased water storage for times of drought.

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Frequent offender imprisoned

Friday 31 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Jonathan Elisa, 21, was sentenced to three years in prison when he was convicted of 13 criminal charges in the high court last Wednesday.


'Absolute menace' disqualified from driving

Friday 31 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Judge Judith Potter has sentenced Wilfred Dauvois to three years’ disqualification of his driver’s licence stating that he is a menace on the road.


'Stop it now, speak up': social media

Friday 31 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

More revealing comments have been raised on social media regarding methamphetamine (meth) issues in the Cook Islands.


Marumaru Atua crew in high spirits

Friday 31 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

The vaka Marumaru Atua is moving further east towards the Cook Islands, according to the crews’ journal updates they hope they are moving towards home waters.

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Court orders psychiatric test

Thursday 30 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A young man who is always damaging his family property has been remanded in custody for a psychiatric assessment.


Dengue cases now 55

Thursday 30 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

Dengue cases have jumped to 55 in the current outbreak and this has been confirmed by the Ministry for Health.

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Talbot completes 3000 km

Thursday 30 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

James Talbot has walked 3000 kilometres through and is expected to be in Cape Reinga on June 11.


Titikaveka reclaim netball title

Tuesday 28 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Netball

Titikaveka claimed the premier title in the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition 2019.

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Brother jailed for manslaughter

Tuesday 28 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

The manslaughter case involving Pera Junior Tamanu Pera came to an end on Wednesday last week when he was sentenced to five years and four months’ imprisonment.


Decision reserved on electoral petition

Tuesday 28 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams has reserved his decision on the electoral petition filed by Democratic Party’s Nandi Glassie against Te-Hani Brown (Independent) for the Tengatangi-Areora-Ngatiarua (Atiu) seat.


Te Vaerua receives grant for rehabilitation work

Tuesday 28 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Service is back in business and is now operating from their new premises at 48a Pokoinu Road in Nikao.

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Talbot – two weeks to end walk

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

James Talbot has two more weeks to complete the Te Areroa Trail of 3200 kilometres in New Zealand.

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Avatiu raring for the showdown challenge

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Netball

Avatiu is ready to defend their premier title in the Rarotonga Netball Club competition against Titikaveka in the final today at the Arorangi courts.

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Fined for 'swerving'

Friday 24 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A 20-year-old man was yesterday fined $50 for carelessly riding a bicycle.

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Call to reveal meth dealers

Friday 24 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

The call to reveal methamphetamine users and dealers before it affects the future generation of the Cook Islands has been made on social media.

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Mother of abandoned child in court

Friday 24 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

A foreign worker who recently admitted to abandoning a child under the age of six in Matavera has been ordered to come up for sentencing if called upon the High Court within a year.


Two sentenced for illegal importation

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Course Neiao and Samuel Mataroa were sentenced before Judge Judith Potter at the High Court yesterday after admitting to offences relating to illegal importation.


Mitiaro airstrip closed for maintenance

Wednesday 22 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Outer Islands

The Mitiaro island airstrip is closed short term for maintenance work which starts today.


Aucklanders show support

Wednesday 22 May 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Creative Trail walker James Talbot was taken by surprise when supporters at the Polynesian Centre in Mangere donated $2600 towards his fundraising initiative.


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