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Fiji community celebrates 51st Independence

Tuesday 12 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The Fijian community of Rarotonga came together over the weekend to celebrate Fiji Day, making the country’s 51st anniversary of independence on Sunday.

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Rarotonga NGO receives first donation

Tuesday 12 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The Compassion Project Rarotonga (CPR) received their first ever donation over the weekend to help in their journey to tackle the core issues in Rarotonga regarding ‘all things health and wellbeing’.

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Motorcyclists responsible for majority of drink driving incidents

Tuesday 12 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Motorcyclists are in the firing line as latest police statistics show they are responsible for a large majority of alcohol related incidents on Rarotonga roads.

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Koutu Nui presents land law recommendations

Monday 11 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Those who live overseas should not determine the lives of those who live in the Cook Islands when it comes to land matters, recommends the Koutu Nui.

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New health specialist arrives

Monday 11 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, Local, National

Two of the 87 passengers who arrived on Thursday last week were the newly appointed Public Health Specialist Dr Douglas Lush and his wife Mary McLean (pictured).

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Remittance figures fluctuate as Covid bites

Monday 11 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Remittance figures released by ANZ Cook Islands show a fluctuation in figures as Covid-19 continues to be felt across the Pacific.

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Puni elected ORADO chair

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National, Sports

Cook Islands doctor Lawrence Teariki Puni has been named chairman of the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (ORADO).

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Understanding the rights of persons with disabilities

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Yesterday marked the end of a five-day workshop dedicated to reviewing and reflecting on the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Cook Islands. Alana Musselle attended day four of the workshop and filed this report.

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The ‘smooth’ journey home

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

The first group of Cook Islands people, residents and workers caught in New Zealand as a result of the latest Covid outbreak, arrived back on a repatriation flight in the early hours of Thursday. One of those onboard was Tupapa resident Derek Fox who shares story of his journey to Rarotonga and his early days of Managed Isolation and Quarantine at the Edgewater Resort and Spa.

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Local group to mark Mental Health Day

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, Local, National

The local mental health organisation will tomorrow mark the World Mental Health Day, date that is recognised each year on October 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues globally and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.

Health


Partnering with traditional network to educate and raise awareness on Marae Moana

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Education, Local, National

The Marae Moana Public Outreach team were able to meet with the House of Ariki earlier this month to promote and raise awareness and education on Marae Moana. The visit was successful in highlighting the aims of Marae Moana and solidifying the partnership between the traditional network of the House of Ariki and Marae Moana’s different outreach initiatives.

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Cooks defend offshore services industry

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Local authorities say there is an ongoing effort and commitment for the government to fight financial crime, tax evasion, money laundering and financing terrorism after Cook Islands was named in the Pandora Papers – the leaked cache of 11.9 million financial records.

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Former Northland College students reconnect

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Former Cook Islands students of Northland College in Aotearoa New Zealand are reaching out to others in a combined effort to share notes as they prepare a memoir of their high school years.

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Autism holds another successful workshop in Aitutaki

Friday 8 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National, Outer Islands

Autism Cook Islands had another successful initiative completed on the island of Aitutaki where they were once again able to take their vision of raising awareness and improving the quality of life for those with autism in the country.

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Singing their hearts out

Friday 8 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Tough competition in the Karaoke Idol singing competition has resulted in two ‘wild card’ entrants selected by the judges to advance to the finals.

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‘Run for the Hub’

Friday 8 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The Compassion Project Rarotonga (CPR) has come up with an energetic effort to raise funds for a hub that will serve as the centre of the local non-governmental organisation (NGO).

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Happy to be home

Friday 8 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

It has cost Cook Islands taxpayers $94,000 to fly 87 people from Christchurch to Rarotonga on the first of two repatriation flights.

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Mobile desexing clinic completes Ngatangiia Puna

Thursday 7 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Te Are Manu Vet Clinic took their mobile desexing clinic to their fourth stop, the Ngatangiia Puna yesterday, where they were able to desex 12 dogs before midday. Only two vets are now carrying out the desexing procedures, as border closures have stopped overseas volunteer vets to fly over for additional help.

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Empire bridge construction ‘on pause’

Thursday 7 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Work on the Empire Bridge is on pause while Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) waits for the Cook Islands National Environment Service to approve the rest of the project, which could happen in a month and a half.

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Concerns over ‘irresponsible behaviour’ on Rarotonga roads

Thursday 7 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

More incidents of irresponsible behaviour on Rarotonga roads have prompted another reminder to motorists of responsible driving.

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