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11 November 2022

Articles by Losirene Lacanivalu

Education’s teaching qualifications not recognised overseas: Ministry

Tuesday 5 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education, National

Ministry of Education says it is exploring options to widen the scope of recognition for offering qualifications that are recognised beyond the Cook Islands, after confirming its teaching credentials were not recognised overseas.

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Tourism, Snorkel Cook Islands clash over turtle tour regulations

Monday 4 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Business, Environment, Local, National

Cook Islands Tourism has responded to Snorkel Cook Islands’ claims, stating that the operator’s model does not meet the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreed upon by nine other turtle tour operators.

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Two involved in Nikao brawl plead guilty

Monday 4 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

Two accused involved in a brawl outside Super Brown supermarket in Nikao on January 28 have both pleaded guilty.


Domestic violence assault earns suspended sentence

Monday 4 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A man who punched and slapped a woman twice has been given a suspended sentence.


League pays tribute to Bulldogs star

Saturday 2 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in League, Rugby league, Sports

Lady Panthers are hoping to continue their winning streak in the 2024 Cook Islands Rugby League 13s competition after last week’s victory against Lady Bears.


Missing police details lead to dismissal of assault charges

Saturday 2 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

The lack of details in the court case against a man who faced four counts of assaulting a female resulted in the dismissal of two charges against him.


Drink driving crashes result in hefty fines

Saturday 2 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

Justice of the Peace Tangi Taoro presided over drink driving related matters that were presented at the Criminal Court in Avarua this week.


Parliament approves budget increase, leaders clash over economic outlook

Friday 1 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Parliament

The Appropriation Amendment Bill 2024 (Supplementary Budget), seeking a top-up of $16.5 million to the 2023/24 budget, was passed in Parliament yesterday.


Education ‘master plan’ to improve NCEA pass rates

Friday 1 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education, National

The Ministry of Education has started developing a new education master plan with support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and with this they aim for an 80 per cent pass rate for NCEA levels.


Nobody is interested: Opposition leader says no one wants $1.7m electric vehicles

Thursday 29 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National, Parliament

No one is interested in purchasing the $1.7 million fleet of electric vehicles bought by the Government last year, the Opposition Leader told Parliament yesterday.

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Cook Islands Touch Open heats up with close games

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

Despite the heat, Cook Islands Touch Open competition continued with close games and good sportsmanship at the National Stadium in Nikao on Monday.


New Deputy Speaker and Leader of the House set to be elected

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Parliament

Parliament resumes today with the election of the Deputy Speaker at 1pm and the Public Accounts Committee report on the Appropriation Amendment Bill 2024 (Supplementary Budget).


Man avoids reckless driving charge, found guilty of EBA

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A man who was charged for traffic offences more than two years ago was discharged without conviction for careless driving, but convicted for excess blood alcohol.


Marsters, Lindsay among names mentioned for CISNOC top job

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) has received a number of expressions of interest and applications for the Secretary General’s role, says organisation president Hugh Graham.


Driver acquitted of failing to stop, convicted of refusing breathalyser

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A driver who did not stop ‘immediately’ after police lights and sirens were activated was acquitted for failing to stop but convicted for refusing a breathalyser test.


Taking a dive into safety: Turtle tour operators sign MOU to enhance safety and sustainability

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National

Most turtle tour operators have signed a voluntary agreement with Cook Islands Tourism to enhance safety and environmental practices, but one operator disagrees, citing concerns about unchecked industry growth and safety gaps.

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007 takes lead in Touch Mixed Comp

Monday 26 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

The Cook Islands Touch Association mixed category competition on Wednesday was fast, full of dives and drop balls for some teams as defending champions 007 emerged as strong contenders to retain their title.


‘Greenwashing’: Environment group slams ‘mineral harvesting’ in Seabed Mining Act

Monday 26 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National

The introduction of the term ‘mineral harvesting’ in the legislation governing seabed minerals in the Cook Islands is an attempt to ‘greenwash this destructive industry’, says a local environment group.


Cook Islands weatherman Ngari retires after 40 years

Monday 26 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Cook Islands weatherman Arona Ngari, who served as the director of the Meteorological Service for 40 years, was celebrated at a special farewell function on Thursday night.


Super Slam swings into action

Saturday 24 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Cricket, Sports

Weather permitting, the 2024 Rarotonga Super Slam Competition’s first round will start today.


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