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Alleged rapist in remand

27 April 2024

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Moana target 2025 World Cup

11 November 2022

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Environment

Rarotonga resort prioritises sustainability to meet eco- conscious tourist demands

A Rarotonga-based resort is participating in a German-funded green hydrogen project to reduce its carbon footprint and become more sustainable for environmentally conscious tourists.

Economy

‘Talanoa’ key to Forum’s seabed mining approach

A talanoa session expected to be held later this year would see Pacific Island Forum leaders coming together in a collective position on seabed mining.

National Environment Service partners with Monash University to strengthen environmental protections

Enhancing Cook Islands capacity and learning opportunities when it comes to science, environment and legal policy is at the core of a partnership between the National Environment Service (NES) and Monash University in Australia.

Environment


Puaikura Fire Brigade responds to weekend crash with new equipment

Apart from attending to fire calls around the island, the Puaikura Volunteer Fire Brigade attended a crash call over the weekend and is looking forward to improving their response time with the new station.

Local


Court briefs

A number of matters were called before Chief Justice Patrick Keane at the High Court in Rarotonga via an audio-visual link on Friday.

Court


Following in dad’s footsteps: Tamaiti-Phareily ready for Te Mire Ura debut

Captivated by the admiration he draws from his father, seven-year-old Tamaiti-Phareily Samson is participating in Te Mire Ura, Potiki (Junior) section culture competition on Thursday this week.

Art


Vaping among children prompts proposal to raise smoking age

Ministry of Health proposes to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 and implement new measures on imitation tobacco products like vape and e-cigarettes to reduce smoking rates in the country.

Health


Public invited to discuss Health Bill, medicinal cannabis access

Te Marae Ora (TMO) Health Secretary Bob Williams says it is important for the public to know and understand the Public Health Bill, set for public discussions starting today.

Health


Historic ordination marks new chapter for Catholic Diocese

In a significant and deeply moving ceremony, the Catholic Diocese of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, and guests witnessed an historic event – the Episcopal Ordination of their new coadjutor bishop, Reynaldo Bunyi Getalado, M.S.P., Bishop-elect.

Church Talk


Tourist fined for resisting police at Rarotonga Airport

Tourist fined for resisting police at Rarotonga Airport

Court


Court briefs

A number of matters were called before Chief Justice Patrick Keane at the High Court in Rarotonga via an audio-visual link on Friday.

Court


Cook Islands poised for highest Pacific growth

Cook Islands is projected to have the highest economic growth and lowest inflation in the Pacific in 2024, but the government believes growth will be even higher than the Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecast.

Economy


Health and visas top dissatisfaction list in Cook Islands public services

A Cook Islands public service satisfaction survey found that nearly half of respondents were dissatisfied, with the health clinic, visa applications and non-emergency police services being the least satisfying experiences.

Economy


Te Ipukarea Society: School holiday programmes dive deep into ecology

Over the last week of the school holiday period, Te Ipukarea Society and Kōrero o te ‘Ōrau have combined efforts to run their respective youth programmes Mata Nātura and ‘Ātui’anga Ki Te Tango (AKTT).

Environment


Alleged rapist in remand

A man accused of raping minors aged under 14 is remanded in police custody after he was deemed a “risk” to society.

Court


Court briefs

Jharome Leteryll Teoe Crummer Cook has been ordered to pay a fine of $180 after being convicted of excess blood alcohol and careless driving.

Court


Cops-turned-politicians reunite

New Zealand’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Gerry Brownlee, and his delegation to the Pacific visited Rarotonga last week.

Local


Parliament urged to focus on results, not just sitting time

The difficulty of drafting a Private Members’ Bill, which can be introduced to Parliament by any member who is not a Minister, has been discussed in Parliament House.

National


Public’s safety top priority at National Stadium

The grandstand at Rarotonga’s National Stadium - Ta’ua ‘Emo’anga, has undergone a significant safety makeover.

Local


Cook Islands to benefit from new climate data project

Cook Islands will be one of the major beneficiaries of a new project, called Digital Earth Pacific, being developed to capture extensive satellite information about climate change and natural disasters in the region.

National


Veterans reflect on sacrifice and camaraderie at Anzac Dawn Parade

The Anzac Day Dawn Parade, held yesterday morning at the cenotaph by the Ministry of Justice building, drew a large crowd of hundreds including the visiting Vietnam veterans from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Features


Crypto Bill threatens anti-money laundering efforts: Ora Partners

While serious concerns over the integrity of the Tainted Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill 2023 remain, “witnessing the wheels of our democracy at play during the select committee hearing was an awe-inspiring experience”, says Puai Wichman.

Economy


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