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Atiu’s passionate guardian: Jim revives culture and connects youth to heritage

A humble, unassuming and skillful young man, Joshua Jim is a passionate guardian of his home island Atiu’s cultural heritage.

Court

Man accused of raping minors face more charges

A man in remand accused of raping minors aged under 14 has had additional charges of indecent assault and inducing indecent act added.

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.

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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


Ex-DPM appeals ‘excessive sentence’, hearing date set

The appeal against the sentence of former deputy prime minister Robert Tapaitau is scheduled to be heard on July 4.

Court


Hundreds gather to honour fallen at Anzac Day Dawn Parade

President for the Cook Islands Boys Brigade Bob Williams (left) leads the uniform organisation representatives for the laying of wreaths during the Anzac Day Dawn Parade service yesterday morning.

Features


Five months prison for Aitutaki indecent assault, other charges

A man who was convicted for 12 separate offences including indecent assault has been sentenced to five months imprisonment.

Court


Probation for repeat offender

The fourth accused in a Nikao brawl incident on January 28 this year has been sentenced to 12 months’ probation.

Court


Assault case adjourned, JP warns on witness contact

A diversion could be considered for an assault on a female case where the accused is currently employed in Australia.

Court


Vietnam veterans reunite to honour fallen comrades

Cook Islanders and New Zealanders who served in the Vietnam War as part of the Victor 4 Company are holding a reunion in Rarotonga to remember their fallen comrades.

Local


Two dogs dead in possible poisoning attack

A pet owner feels viciously targeted after their pets were found dead yesterday morning, believing the attack was premeditated.

Local


Cook Islands RSA prepares for Anzac Day dawn parade

Rarotonga is gearing up to mark Anzac Day with the annual dawn parade to be held in front of the cenotaph at the Ministry of Justice building on Thursday morning at 5am.

Local


Vodafone Cook Islands plans power upgrade after backup system failure

A power supply issue at Vodafone Cook Islands’ Aroa Station disrupted the telecommunication company’s services in the country on Saturday morning.

Local


Four motorbikes stolen, only one recovered in pieces

The Cook Islands Police reported a generally peaceful weekend, with the exception of an increase in stolen motorbikes and concerning driving behaviour.

Crime


Seasonal spike in skin infections

Te Marae Ora (TMO) Ministry of Health has seen 106 patients who have had some skin infection from the beginning of the year until early April.

Health


Budget shortfall could expedite proposed water tariffs in Raro

Budget allocation will be a key factor in determining the final timeline for implementing the proposed water tariff, says To Tatou Vai.

Economy


Tupapa Clinic to undergo asbestos removal, dental and health care services to relocate

Dental and Primary Health Care services will temporarily be relocated in June as work will be carried out at the Tupapa Primary Care and Outpatient building to remove building materials containing asbestos.

Health


Constitution Amendment Bill public consultations planned for Pa Enua

The Parliamentary Select Committee handling the three Constitution Amendment Bills is planning to conduct public consultations for Ngaputoru- Mitiaro, Atiu and Mauke.

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