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International night shows unity in diversity

Cultural diversity enhanced by vibrant colours, unusual costumes, dances and heartfelt performances, splashed across the National Auditorium stage on Saturday night.

Growing a healthy and sustainable future

Young gardeners from 10 primary schools around Rarotonga will come together at the end of this month to sell fresh produce they have grown in their own school gardens. Alana Musselle reports.

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Ngamaru Ariki invested

Hundreds gathered on the island of Atiu on Friday, to witness the akamarokura'anga (investiture) of 25-year-old Tupuna Moeroa Ngamaru as Ngamaru Tupuna Ariki, in the second ceremony for the same title. By Melina Etches.

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Whale washes up dead on Muri Beach

The carcass of a dead beaked whale was found on Muri Beach last week, and researchers say it most likely died from natural causes. Alana Musselle reports.

Local


Visitor numbers exceed initial predictions

Tourism figures have received another boost as the industry regains momentum with the arrival of Kiwi holidaymakers in growing numbers. Al Williams reports.

Economy


Ngamaru Ariki investiture underway

In the past week, the island of Atiu has been in full swing, preparing for today’s akamarokura’anga (investiture) of 25-year-old Tupuna Moeroa Ngamaru as the new Ngamaru Ariki.

National


Opah! 60kg giant caught on handline

Using a ‘poito’ or a handline (250 lb), local fisherman Jason Tuara pulled up an impressive 60.6-kilogram moonfish also known as opah.

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‘Snail mail’ lives up to its name

A customer relying on postal mail service to remain in touch with families in Rarotonga has raised concerns over delays in mail delivery.

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Court Briefs

Court briefs for the week of July 15, 2021.

Crime


$13m boost from June arrivals

Tourism recovery gained momentum last month with a further uptick in arrival numbers as Kiwi holidaymakers land in Rarotonga to escape the New Zealand winter.

Economy


St Joseph’s celebrate 125 years of dedication to education

Several hundred people converged on St Joseph’s Cathedral on Thursday to honour the 125th birthday of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.

Education


St Joseph’s prepares to blow out 125 candles

Students past and present will converge on St Joseph’s School in Avarua on Thursday to celebrate its 125th birthday.

Education


Putting energy into preparation and prevention

Seven police officers took part in a first aid and emergency response session where they were refreshed on the importance of quick responses in emergency situations and how they can save lives.

Local


Rarotonga gears up for Te Maeva Nui festival

Ngatuaine Maui from the Ministry of Cultural Development says there’s pent-up excitement for this year’s Te Maeva Nui festivities after the event was cancelled last year due to Covid-19.

Culture


Court Briefs

Court briefs for the week of July 5, 2021

Crime


‘Intoxicated’ person charged with breaking police property

Jordan Glover accused of damaging a police Perspex screen at the Avarua Police Station says the property didn’t belong to the police in the first place.

Crime

Puna sacked from National Environment Service

Nga Puna has been sacked from his role as director of the National Environment Service, becoming the second high profile termination of a senior government official this year.

Local


$50m airport master plan in the works

A long-awaited master plan for Rarotonga International Airport is gradually being rolled out as tourists return to the island.

Economy


Dog and cat desexing clinic a combined effort

Te Are Manu set up its first mobile community pet clinic in Murienua on Tuesday in an attempt to help control the increasing dog and cat population on Rarotonga.

Local


Suwarrow island shelter renovated

The island shelter on Suwarrow has recently undergone a ‘remarkable’ transformation with the help of a local construction company.

National


Runner tourists front with cash

Kiwi tourists caught on CCTV doing a runner from Trader Jacks have finally returned to the establishment and paid up.

Local


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