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Fix dengue, paramount chief says

Growing cases of dengue and a mystery virus casts doubt on Cook Islands health system’s ability to handle serious illnesses including Covid-19, Takitumu chief Pa Marie Ariki says.

Raro-Auckland-Perth trip breaches bubble

A traveller from the Cook Islands has breached the trans-Tasman travel bubble by flying to Perth from Auckland on Thursday without spending two weeks in New Zealand as required.

Economy


Officials to determine Rarotonga's dog population

A survey to determine Rarotonga’s canine population to address the dog problems on the island is now underway.

Local


Kids ‘Learn to Swim’ in Aitutaki

Close to 80 children on the island of Aitutaki are learning important swimming and water care protection abilities this week.

National


NZ officials assisting with travel bubble preparation

Preparations for a travel bubble with New Zealand are continuing and Prime Minister Mark Brown says Government is continuing its work to be ready by the beginning of next month.

Health


Data shows increase in gender-based violence

More efficient data collection methods have revealed a disturbing increase in gender-based violence in the Cook Islands.

Local


Rape accused granted bail

A man charged with allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl living in his home has been granted bail yesterday in the High Court.

Crime


Our firefighters of the future

For their last outing for April, Autism Cook Islands yesterday visited the team of firefighters at the Rarotonga Fire and Aviation Rescue centre.

Local


Not a brand, but ‘a movement’

Two local fitness fanatics have launched the Cook Islands’ first activewear brand to encourage people to invest in their fitness and create more healthy lifestyles for themselves.

Local


Man faces injuring with intent charge

Three people arrested by police over the last four days are expected to appear in court Wednesday, including a man facing a rape charge.

Crime


Te Mire Ura dance comp starts Thursday

The reigning 2020 Mire Ura junior boys champion Aporo William will return to the stage tomorrow night to defend his title.

Culture


Covid-19 alert level system linked to NZ

Prime Minster Mark Brown says the country is tracking well to prepare for a potential travel bubble with Aotearoa as the country’s Covid-19 alert system is overhauled to align it with New Zealand’s.

Health


A coconut with three eyes to treasure

A three-eyed coconut found on Sunday on the island of Penrhyn is causing interest as they are rare, and said to bring good luck.

National


Shark caught and released

The catching of a male tiger shark on Monday highlights the difficulties local fishers can have when interacting with sharks, and the need for further education to ensure the ‘near threatened’ animals are protected when accidentally caught.

Local


Family unveils WWI soldier’s headstone

Seventy-eight years after his death, the headstone unveiling ceremony for Private Namiro Mauore Service No. 60657 was held at the Nikao cemetery on Saturday morning.

Local


Buyers scramble as ship unloads eggs

Eggs return to Rarotonga’s store shelves today after a week of low stock.

Local


Conference seeks a better life for women

Local women are meeting to look for solutions on issues such as gender-based violence, the empowerment of women in business, and climate justice.

Local


Taro heads to a hungry NZ market

Following a successful first run, Aitutaki growers are preparing a second shipment of taro for export to New Zealand.

Economy


Stabbed or fell? Police investigate

Police are investigating an alleged stabbing incident that occurred in Arorangi over the weekend.

Crime

Anzac Dawn Service returns to the Cenotaph

It was a welcome sight for many as the Anzac Dawn Service returned to the Cenotaph in Avarua yesterday, after Covid-19 meeting restrictions put a hold on the remembrance ceremony being held there last year.

Local


Government gives market ‘seal of approval’ despite scathing audit report

Government’s investment corporation says although proper processes may have not been taken, they viewed the sealing of the Punanga Nui Market as being positive.

Local


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