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Eye specialist sees better health on Raro

Thursday 11 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

Ophthalmologist Dr Joanne Sims has confirmed that over the years she has been to the Cook Islands she has seen changes to the diets of most diabetic patients.

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DAY69: Talbot total goes past $11k

Thursday 11 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

James Talbot has managed to raise $11,145 so far for the Rarotonga Creative Centre.

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Raro switching on to electric vehicles

Thursday 11 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

With more than 40 electric vehicle owners on Rarotonga, a forum gave the opportunity for such vehicle owners to discuss challenges and new prospects of owning an electric vehicle on Saturday.

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Talbot thanks South Island billets

Wednesday 10 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

As James Talbot continues his 3200-kilometre walk on the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand, he slowly updates his journal when given the opportunity.

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Muslims feel safe in the Cook Islands

Wednesday 10 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

“We are safe and free to practice our religious beliefs,” says an Islamic believer residing in the Cook Islands.

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Legal reps at violence seminar

Wednesday 10 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

The Pacific Islands Legal Officers Network (PILON) meeting held in Samoa recently was attended by three Cook Islands woman legal representatives.

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Talbot starts again after rest in Wellington

Tuesday 9 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Creative Trail walker James Talbot has so far raised $10, 835 as he continues his walk along the 1700-kilometre length of North Island in New Zealand.

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Final sitting for Sir Ian Barker

Tuesday 9 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

A final ceremonial sitting was held at the Cook Islands High Court to farewell Justice Sir Ian Barker last week.

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Less than 68 days to go for Talbot

Monday 8 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Creative Trail walker James Talbot has less than 68 days to go as he continues his walk in the North Island following the 3200 kilometre Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand. Keep donations coming in, because Talbot is walking the trail with enthusiasm to give back to the Creative Centre in Rarotonga. Donations can be made through the Creative Trail Feb 2019 Givealittle page where there have been 160 donors and $10,300 has been raised so far. Donation can also be made through the ANZ fundraising account #410744 named Creative Trail Feb 2019.


Suppressing discussion is the problem

Monday 8 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Opinion

Everywhere one looks these days, the world seems to be moving away from debate on contentious subjects and toward demands that those who have unpopular opinions - or even just ask impertinent questions - be forcibly silenced.

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Man fears being in custody

Saturday 6 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Justice of Peace John Whitta has stated that conditions in a prison compound may be hard, but inmates still need to be treated well.


Water team checks intakes

Saturday 6 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Infrastructure Cook Islands is advising the public that a water team has been working at intake sites around Rarotonga to ensure that supply resumes to normalcy this week.


Met staff at weather training in Hawaii

Saturday 6 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weather

Cook Islands Meteorological Services staff members attended a training for weather and communication systems in Hawaii earlier this week.

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Three years' jail for ex-teacher

Friday 5 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime

Former school teacher Tyronne Weerasinghe, 54, was sentenced to three and half years’ imprisonment by the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.


Brown and Arioka in agriculture meet

Friday 5 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Minister for Agriculture Rose Brown and Secretary Patrick Arioka attended the inaugural Agriculture Meeting that was held in Fiji this week.

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DAY 64: Talbot finally in Wellington

Friday 5 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Creative Trail hiker James Talbot has finally made it to Wellington.


DAY 62: Talbot completes South Island walk

Thursday 4 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

James Talbot will be on a ferry to Wellington today after completing his Creative Trail Walk in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Legal position to be decided

Thursday 4 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National

The Crown Law Office and two main political parties in the Cook Islands is expected to advise the court today on the legal positions required in a petition matter filed against Te-Hani Brown.


Snowbird continues in Tupapa

Wednesday 3 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

Snowbird will continue its laundry business in Tupapa, as long as it can do so without affecting the business of another company located in the area.


Day 61: James Talbot finds trail angels

Wednesday 3 April 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local

James Talbot continued his walk on to Rocks Hut following his 12.3 kilometre walk from Mount Rintoul to Slaty Hut.

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