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Drug detection dogs lap up training

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Drug detection dogs lap up training


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Football contest round nine today

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Football contest round nine today


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Child hurt in smash near CICC

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Child hurt in smash near CICC


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Rarotonga, Cook Islands: Ten fun but inexpensive things to do

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands: Ten fun but inexpensive things to do


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Don’t go on Facebook, call the cops

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Don’t go on Facebook, call the cops


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Voters head to the polls in Cook Islands by-election

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Voters head to the polls in Cook Islands by-election


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Cooks' church says govt 'grant' was debt payment

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  • Drug detection dogs lap up training
    Drug detection dogs lap up training

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    Detective Sergeant Vaine Nooroa Ngametua and Constable Ura Teinaki, both highly-trained handlers, have been joined this week by New Zealand Police Senior Sergeant Chris Best. The training may be a routine exercise for the officers, but is proving to be invaluable exposure to narcotics detection for service dogs Xela and Max. It’s also a chance for them to be rewarded with “play time” after detecting hidden drug packages, with officers using “positive reinforcement”, says Best
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Politics & Government

  • He’s back - with more support
    He’s back - with more support

    , cookislandsnews.com

    Predictions of a tight race in RAPPA proved incorrect as preliminary counting gave Nicholas (CIP) 316 votes, his closest rival Teina Rongo (Democrat) 163 and the independent John Henry received 24 votes. There were four informal ballot papers and at least 60 special votes are still to be counted. When he won the seat for the Democrats in 2014 Nicholas only had a 36-vote margin
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Sports

  • Captain Moko hooks win in net event
    Captain Moko hooks win in net event

    , cookislandsnews.com

    Captain Moko, aka Steven Kavana, reeled in the big one at the two-day The Computer Man sponsored golf tournament played at the Rarotonga Golf Club over the last two weekends. Kavana, notoriously known for his fishing skills on the water, added to his bag of tricks by capturing the The Computer Man golf title on count back from three other players who finished on the same 134 net score
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Business

  • Cook Islands chamber of commerce  raises concerns about tax amnesty
    Cook Islands chamber of commerce raises concerns about tax amnesty

    , radionz.co.nz

    The Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce says it is concerned about the signals a proposed amnesty, on penalties for not paying tax, sends to taxpayers. Prime minister Henry Puna announced the amnesty last year in his Christmas message. In a statement Chamber of Commerce president, Steve Lyon, said if the proposal involved inequity in the tax system the Chamber would oppose it and challenge government's ability to implement it. Mr
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Health

  • Health staff ride around Raro
    Health staff ride around Raro

    , cookislandsnews.com

    to promote mental healthCOMMUNITY Health Service staff were out in numbers to create awareness on the importance of abiding with the Cook Islands new helmet law. This was part of the Mental Health Week celebration whereby the staff got together at the New Constitution Park in Avarua and drove around the island to lead by example. Mental health week is held every October each year to coincide with World Mental
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Society & Culture

  • Horror crash shatters pair’s lives
    Horror crash shatters pair’s lives

    , cookislandsnews.com

    As Florida Hosking Pori and her daughter Courtney waited patiently on a motorbike at a Matavera side road for traffic to pass, an oncoming speeding car smashed head-on into them – their bike ending up crushed under the front of the vehicle. Both mother and daughter suffered severe injuries to their right legs - which took the force of the oncoming car - and the victims were dragged about six metres before ending up crumpled and broken on to the road
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Education

  • Stanford students journey of a lifetime
    Stanford students journey of a lifetime

    , cookislandsnews.com

    The vessel was scattered with local fisherman, and Rarotongan residents and students who were interested in learning more about SEA’s latest oceanographic research cruise. With 21 students from Stanford University, California, 10 crew and a science team on board, the vessel is almost at its full capacity with 38 on board. SEA chief scientist, oceanography Professor Jan Witting said the vessel has been a hive of activity and hard work, taking the students from Papeete, Tahiti, to Rarotonga, Palmerston, Tonga and finishing up in American Samoa
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Law & Crime

  • Ex-Bluesky chief in hot water
    Ex-Bluesky chief in hot water

    , cookislandsnews.com

    A story posted on American Samoa website Talnei on May 18 (CI time) said the action involves “compensatory, consequential and punitive damages” for an amount according to proof at trial and for punitive damages from the defendants. The suit was filed in American Samoa on May 17 by Attorney Richard de Saulles in the High Court, Trial Division. Montenegro was chief executive of the Bluesky Pacific Group when it took over the operations of Telecom Cook Islands (TCI) in 2015
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Science & Nature

  • Met Office reckons rain will clear up
    Met Office reckons rain will clear up

    , cookislandsnews.com

    Heavy rain in Rarotonga this week was caused by a weather system which has been “bothering” the country since last week, says Cook Islands Meteorological Services director Arona Ngari. Rarotonga weathered a heavy downpour this week, posing a threat to the possibility of a sunny Easter break this weekend. But Ngari said the weather would start to clear up by today
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