Judge Wilson Isaac has adjourned until further notice the land court sittings that were scheduled to be heard this week and next, due to the lists not being published in accordance with the High Court’s Code Civil Procedure.
After nearly five months on dry dock for safety throughout the cyclone season and maintenance tasks, Vaka Marumaru Atua is now planned to return to the water at Avatiu harbour this afternoon during high tide.
With a traveller from the Cook Islands in quarantine in Western Australia, the Opposition is re-iterating its call for a nation-wide vaccination programme before a bubble is established with New Zealand.
Sources are speculating an upcoming announcement could see either a date set for a travel bubble with New Zealand or solid plans put in place for a Covid-19 vaccination programme, but the Government is staying tight-lipped for now.
The catching of a male tiger shark on Monday highlights the difficulties local fishers can have when interacting with sharks, and the need for further education to ensure the ‘near threatened’ animals are protected when accidentally caught.