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PM attends Flag Day in Pago Pago

Wednesday 22 April 2009 | Published in Local

Thursday 16: Prime Minister Jim Marurai is currently in Pago Pago, American Samoa, attending their Flag Day celebrations. Marurai was invited by Governor Togiola Tulafono to attend the celebrations – the first time the PM has accepted after four successive invites. American Samoa marks the raising of the United States flag on the island of […]

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Games organisers wait for coral removal reports

Wednesday 22 April 2009 | Published in Local

Wednesday 22: Pacific Mini Games CEO Mac Mokoroa says the proposal to remove coral from Muri lagoon for an oe vaka course is still on hold while environmental reports are being completed. Mokoroa told Radio New Zealand International earlier this month that around eight coral outcrops could be removed and replanted in other parts of […]

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Rasmussen condemns gagging of Fiji media

Wednesday 22 April 2009 | Published in Local

Thursday 16: Foreign affairs and immigration minister Wilkie Rasmussen says he expects Pacific Forum members to respond with one voice on developments in Fiji. “The prime minister is presently overseas, but I am in touch with his office,” says Rasmussen in a media statement. “The chairman of the Forum, the premier of Niue, Toke Talagi, […]

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Atiu man dies in seawall accident

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Tuesday 14: An Atiu man died after falling from his motorcycle along the seawall on Saturday night. Tumaru Iona, believed to be in his late 30s, suffered head injuries when the accident happened between 9pm and 10pm. There was speculation that another vehicle may have been involved. Pastor Tutai Pere arrived at the scene around […]

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Teenage charged over Raviz robbery

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Saturday 11: A 15-year-old will appear in court today (Saturday) in connection with the armed burglary of Raviz Indian restaurant early on Wednesday morning. Police Commissioner Pat Tasker told Cook Islands News yesterday the defendant was “located” on Thursday and led police to the firearm which was in a building on a back road that […]

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Chinese investors show interest

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Saturday 11: Two Chinese businessmen caught the interest of locals last month when they began asking about investment opportunities here. The businessmen reportedly came to Rarotonga for the first time to purchase local black pearls. According to Manihiki MP and pearl farmer Apii Piho, the men said they were based in Papua New Guinea where […]

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Easter celebrations

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Saturday 11: Easter ritual in Avarua More than 100 Catholic worshippers walked through the Avatiu township yesterday as they re-enacted the final moments before Jesus Christ was crucified. The death and resurrection of Christ is one of the most significant dates on the Christian calendar celebrated over the Easter weekend. Worshippers gathered at the Avatiu […]

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Coral removal proposed at Muri

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Thursday 9: Obstacles earmarked for removal to make way for mini games canoeing course News that coral heads may be removed from Muri lagoon for the oe vaka Pacific Mini Games event has sparked concern among environmentalists and residents of the area this week. On Tuesday PMG chief executive Mac Mokoroa told Radio NZ that […]

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Teenger wanted urgently

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Thursday 9: Fifteen-year-old Andrew Teroi (pictured) is wanted urgently by police for a breach of bail conditions. After police bail checks on Wednesday morning, police found that Teroi was not at his parent’s home in Avatiu. Teroi is connected to a string of robberies and last appeared in court on March 26 for contempt of […]

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'I was scared for my life'

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Thursday 9: Nayshad Akhatar bears the bruises of being beaten with a lump of wood when he disturbed the burglars. But he counts himself especially lucky that he didn’t get riddled with pallets from the 12-gauge shotgun blast. Nayshad told Cook Islands News yesterday that because the restaurant had been robbed three times before, he […]

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Armed robbery foiled

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Shotgun blast narrowly misses, case treated as attempted murder Thursday 9: An armed burglary went wrong at Raviz Indian restaurant in the early hours of Wednesday morning and is now being treated as attempted murder. Police said yesterday that three employees were in the Avarua restaurant around 2.30am when two offenders – one carrying a […]

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Dialogue urged

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Wednesday 15: Deputy prime minister Sir Terepai Maoate says a group of Pacific leaders must be assembled soon to meet Fiji’s military ruler Commodore Frank Bainimarama. He says that group should not include New Zealand and Australia because both countries have taken the wrong approach, and Commodore Bainimarama feels cornered by bullying. – Pacnews

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Assault, burglaries, thefts, accidents at Easter

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Wednesday 15: Police are investigating a report of a man allegedly assaulting his children in Tikioki on Friday night. A woman had said she witnessed the man on the side of the main road “beating” his two small children which included a boy around the age of five. The woman reported to police that he […]

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Two teens admit to robbery

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Wednesday 15: Two teenagers pleaded guilty on Saturday to the armed robbery of Raviz Indian restaurant. The two 15-year-olds appeared in the Cook Islands High Court before Chief Justice David Williams. Their names are unable to be printed as the matter has fallen under the jurisdiction of the Children’s Court. One defendant pleaded guilty to […]

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Work halts at airport

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Wednesday 15: Work on the airport terminal has almost ground to a halt, with materials not making it on the last voyage of the Southern Express. Airport authority chief executive Joe Ngamata says most of the steel needed for starting on the foundation has not arrived, along with pre-cast moulds, which are needed for the […]

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Dengue cases up to 170

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Wednesday 15: Rarotonga has now had 170 reported cases of suspected dengue fever over the last three weeks. In a statement released by Ministry of Health on Monday, 13 people have been admitted to hospital showing symptoms of the mosquito-borne disease with results expected to be received from Australia this week confirming the presence of […]

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Oasis still restaffing

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Tuesday 14: CITC Food Group has received a positive response from those applying for jobs at the Oasis Energy Centre. “Several positions have been filled with several others pending final interviews/selection,” says CITC general manager Gaye Whitta. “We have received good response to our advertising from a good calibre of applicants.” Up to 15 staff […]

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Electoral rolls update underway

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Tuesday 14: The Cook Islands electoral roll is currently in the process of being updated, with an eye on whether voter numbers have decreased or not. When the roll was first updated last year, following the September 2006 general elections, there was a total 10,025 registered electors on the roll. There were 10,181 on the […]

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Pukapuka MP status to be determined

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Local

Tuesday 14: A legal opinion on the status of the member of parliament for Pukapuka-Nassau is expected any day now. The opposition Cook Islands Party want to have the seat declared vacant under the ‘anti-vaka jumping’ legislation, after the Pukapuka-Nassau MP Vai Peua supported government on an issue of confidence last year. Solicitor general Tingika […]

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Sunday flight cases to be heard on Aitutaki

Wednesday 8 April 2009 | Published in Local

Monday 6: Cases connected with Sunday flights to Aitutaki will be heard before the Chief Justice David Williams on the island later this month. In a minute issued by the chief justice, he directed that the cases against Charlie Okotai, Fernando Ngatipa, Henry Raea and Varema Ruahe be heard on April 14 and 15. “The […]

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