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Dog desexing an ongoing challenge for authorities

Thursday 29 September 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

An animal desexing programme designed to tackle dog issues on Rarotonga looks set to continue despite ongoing challenges in getting the matter under control.

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Disabled, LGBTQ+ and children experience human rights violence, says survey

Wednesday 28 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

For civil and political rights, Cook Islands is one of the best performers in the world according to the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI), however, the rights of people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ population could be improved.

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Confusion reigns over Queen’s Memorial ‘public holiday’

Wednesday 28 September 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

There appears to be some confusion over the legal framework surrounding Friday, September 30 being deemed a public holiday as a mark of respect to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Motorcyclist receives multiple injuries in early morning crash

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

A female motorcyclist suffered injuries to her face, legs and arms following a crash in Rarotonga on Monday morning.

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Police investigate suspected drowning

Monday 26 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

A 58-year old male tourist is believed to be the country’s latest drowning victim.

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Karaoke singers ready to battle in competition final

Saturday 24 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

Nine singers will take the stage tonight competing for the title of Rarotonga’s top karaoke singer in the showdown at the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club in Tupapa.

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Electrical fault cause of fire

Saturday 24 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Local, National

Fire services believe a catastrophic fire which destroyed a family home behind the Ministry for Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) building was caused by overloading of electrical equipment.

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Dates announced for Vaka Puaikura’s Bicentennial Gospel celebrations in 2023

Friday 23 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

The 200-year commemoration of the arrival of the Gospel to Arorangi will be a significant event for the Tinomana Ariki tribe.

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National ceremony in NZ to honour Coastwatchers

Friday 23 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

A national commemoration in honour of all Coastwatchers who served in the Pacific during the Second World War will be held at on Saturday, October 15 at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in New Zealand.

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Double Ava’avaroa tragedy avoided

Friday 23 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

What could have easily turned into a double tragedy for two inattentive swimmers yesterday was averted by quick-thinking locals who are familiar with the dangers of Ava’avaroa Passage.

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Community steps up to help fire victims

Thursday 22 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Over $3000 was raised by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) charity group ‘Give A Little Aroa’ in aid of the Ahiao family, whose home was completely destroyed in a fire last week.

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Kākerōri revitalisation project wins major conservation award

Thursday 22 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Environment, Local, National

A project which has brought a native Cook Islands bird species back from the brink of extinction has won a major international conservation award.

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Opportunity of a lifetime

Thursday 22 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

For acting Australian High Commissioner, Ruth Baird working in the Cook Islands is the greatest privilege of her professional life.

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Reviving traditional vaka building

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, Local, National

Thirty years ago, vaka/canoes from across the Pacific and the islands of the Cook Islands sailed to Rarotonga for the 1992 Pacific Festival of Arts. These days the traditional art of building a canoe from tree logs is rarely seen, however, things are about to change.

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Losacker’s new book features locations from the Cook Islands

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Long-time Cook Islands medical practitioner Dr Wolfgang Losacker has added another book to his collection called “Cruising in the South Seas a lecturer reminisces”.

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The importance of local knowledge in award winning project

Monday 19 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, Local, National

The first-ever town plan for Avarua – the capital of the Cook Islands – has won an International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) award for its response to the climate crisis at a Gala Awards Ceremony in South Korea recently. The Coconet TV spoke to Cook Island architect Romani Katoa on how he became involved, why it’s important for local Pacific Islanders to work on these kinds of projects, how he got into architecture and more in a quick Q&A below.

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Tereora students showcase powerful performances at annual dance show

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

The Tereora College Turangavaevae Performing Arts show thrilled the strong audience of several hundred at the National Auditorium on Thursday night.

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School celebrates athletics success

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Apii Takitumu students are chuffed to have won the Junior Overall Champion Trophy at the annual Prince of Wales Primary School athletics sports event this week.

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Tribute to the protector of Peu Maori

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

The late Mauri Toa believed in the strength of the three pillars of the nation – the Government, the Church and Traditional leaders – and how they interacted with each other and affected the lives of the people.

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Tauira’s dance of faith

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Like the rest of the world, when the Covid-19 pandemic emerged, the Cook Islands came to a standstill. To capture the resilience of the nation in the face of such adversity, the Ministry of Finance and Economic management (MFEM) commissioned a song as part of this year’s annual budget themed ‘Keep the Faith’. The official video for the song was released this week.

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