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Moana target 2025 World Cup

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18 November 2022

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Environment

Current discharge system ‘not sustainable’ - report

A report into the discharge of sludge into the Avana and Turangi streams says the current situation is “not sustainable”.

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Court

Accused denied festive booze as strict bail conditions continue

A man facing intent to injure charges has asked the courts if he can consume alcohol over the festive season despite bail conditions stipulating he can’t.

‘No timeframe’ on proposed medicinal cannabis regulation

A medicinal cannabis advocate is calling on the Cook Islands Government to honour their promise to speed up medicinal cannabis law, but the Secretary of Health says there is ‘no timeframe’ for legislation.

Court


Judge set to dish out sentences

A busy fortnight of High Court fixtures will begin today.

Court


Updated guidelines keep antibiotics working: TMO Pharmacy

For 10 years Dr Richard Everts has been visiting the Cook Islands with one main aim – to keep antibiotics working!

Health


Scrub fire warning

People lighting fires in high winds and extremely dry conditions are not paying attention to warnings from the fire services who are calling them to be mindful of the weather and to stay with their fires until it dies out.

Local


‘There is a growing waste crisis in the Cook Islands’ - Abandoned vehicles adding to spiralling cost of waste management

Cook Islands environment agency boss Halatoa Fua has labelled the nation’s abandoned vehicles as a ‘legacy’ waste issue.

Environment


Environmental advocates raise concerns about Rarotonga water facilities

Community group Te Vai Ora Maori (TVOM) is calling for the National Environment Service to protect Rarotonga's freshwater streams in the wake of upcoming permits being assessed.

Environment


In the Criminal Court at Avarua on Thursday, November 17

A prison warden facing multiple assault charges has entered guilty pleas.

Court


Domestic violence dominates weekend incidents on Rarotonga

A spike in domestic violence in Rarotonga over the weekend has seen a man locked up.

Court


Cooks couple sharing wellbeing dream with Polynesians globally

A Cook Islands couple have set about getting their people on track to good health through an app.

Health


Weighing up the alternatives in protecting the Cooks from coastal erosion: Where to next?

Avana Harbour on the eastern side of Rarotonga has been in the spotlight this week as residents awoke on Monday to find a digger dredging in the narrow stretch of water. Al Williams investigates what this project is all about.

Environment


Struggling during the down time

Tourism operators are likely to go into hibernation over the long summer period as they struggle with the relative lack of flights and visitors. Matthew Littlewood talks to those in the industry about the outlook.

Business


Antibiotics ‘don’t work for viruses’

In October, when Te Marae Ora (TMO) Pharmacy Staff surveyed 434 people on what they knew about antibiotics, they found that a lot of people thought that antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria, or viruses, or fungi, and nearly half the people surveyed thought antibiotics helped to treat the common cold.

Health


Palmerston community and partners rally to rid the island of rats

Invasive species such as rats pose a threat to island biodiversity. They can impact nesting seabirds and turtles as well as native plants by feeding on native seeds.

Environment


UN bid back on the table

Cook Islands could pursue United Nations membership to become a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for future financing options, says Prime Minister Mark Brown.

National


‘It’s like coming back home’: Shortland Street star shares his connection with Cook Islands

Ben Mitchell has visited the Cook Islands several times but it was during a recent trip that he felt a connection which brought him closer to his ‘ancestral homeland’.

Entertainment


Toa Samoa Rugby League World Cup parade unites

In true Pacific style, flags of the Pacific islands including the Cook Islands, Niue, Fiji and Tonga billowed amongst the deep red of Samoa’s, united in their support for Toa Samoa, in yesterday’s parade.

Entertainment


Pero’s national airline dreams dashed again

Businessman Mike Pero’s national airline proposal to the Cook Islands Government has been declined, but the Prime Minister says a future national airline is inevitable.

Business


Defendant excused from appearing in court

A woman facing a theft as a servant charge has been excused from appearing in court as she is in New Zealand attending to her child at Starship Children’s Hospital.

Culture


PM calls for more climate funding

Prime Minister Mark Brown says funding for smaller nations affected by climate change must be accelerated.

Economy


‘Better than expected’: Govt economist paints optimistic picture

The Cook Islands economic forecast for the coming months is not as dire as some expected, according to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management.

Economy


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