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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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Loved wife and mother dies in Cook Islands

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Loved wife and mother dies in Cook Islands


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Family in shock after Kiwi mum dies on Cook Islands holiday

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Family in shock after Kiwi mum dies on Cook Islands holiday


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Rugby loss shock for Cook Islands

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Rugby loss shock for Cook Islands


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1st Q - Uganda 3 Cook Islands 3

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1st Q - Uganda 3 Cook Islands 3


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Kiwi PM to visit Just Play in Tupapa

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  • Don’t go on Facebook, call the cops
    Don’t go on Facebook, call the cops

    , cookislandsnews.com

    Instead, give the police a call. That’s the advice from the Cook Islands Police Service who say they need to see a greater effort from the community in coming forward about firearm ownership and use. Police media liaison officer Trevor Pitt says the gun amnesty is continuing until the end of this year and the police service wants to ensure everyone who has a firearm comes forward to either surrender it, or register and get it licensed
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Politics & Government

  • Another day of  ‘no-show’
    Another day of ‘no-show’

    , cookislandsnews.com

    Speaker Niki Rattle opened the day’s session, reminding government MPs that when they joined parliament and took their seats, they had also taken an oath of allegiance. Rattle said she was very concerned with the clear “unparliamentary” conduct and abuse of funds by outer island MPs - the opposition members who had failed to attend parliament for the second day. “These members of parliament are summoned by the Queens Representative
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Sports

  • Raoma to coach Tabusoro
    Raoma to coach Tabusoro

    , cookislandsnews.com

    The three-day Sevens in Heaven tournament presented by Bluesky will kick off on Thursday at the BCI Stadium in Nikao. Tabusoro, the Fijian community team, won the final last year after beating Avatiu Eels in a tense final. The side is keen to repeat the feat and hoping the inclusion of Raoma will bolster their chances of retaining the title. Tabusoro manager Temo Sukanaivalu said Raoma, who represented New Zealand
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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

  • Progress begins on health review
    Progress begins on health review

    , cookislandsnews.com

    Cook Islands National Council of Women president Vaine Wichman and members of the executive recently met with Dr Lepani Waqatakirewa, who is visiting the country to begin a review of the country’s health strategy and directions in health over the next five years. In her presentation, Wichman spoke of the importance of supporting the efforts of frontline workers in their efforts to address the problems non-communicable diseases now put on
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Society & Culture

  • ‘Superman’ fund aims for $50,000
    ‘Superman’ fund aims for $50,000

    , cookislandsnews.com

    Efforts are being made to raise necessary funds to help the recovery of Cook Islander Ngametua Tupe Takau Tupuna Willie, aka “Superman.” Willie, who is the son of Love Tupuna, was involved in a serious car accident on the Pacific Motorway in the Gold Coast, Australia late last month. An online fundraising page has been set up a week ago with the aim of raising $50,000 to help his family
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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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Travel & Recreation

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

    , stuff.co.nz

    Right now it seems that every second New Zealander is holidaying in Rarotonga. And why not? What must rate as the most laid-back island in the South Pacific is only a four-hour flight from our horrible winter - a short trip to some much appreciated sun and warmth. The Cook Islands' currency is the New Zealand dollar, and this helps make Rarotonga an affordable holiday destination
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Law & Crime

  • Female inmates ‘worse off’
    Female inmates ‘worse off’

    , cookislandsnews.com

    Female inmates at Arorangi Prison are worse off than their male counterparts, living in “inhumane” conditions and lacking equal access to rehabilitation programmes. And the McDermott-Matapo inquiry into the October 2016 triple shooting tragedy recommends immediate changes to the “deplorable” situation. Denis McDermott and Tevai Matapo noted that female inmates lack the same opportunities to be on the prison work programme and participate in the craft programme
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Science & Nature

  • Power of prayer keeps cyclones away, says RAC head
    Power of prayer keeps cyclones away, says RAC head

    , cookislandsnews.com

    Since the Religious Advisory Council’s thanksgiving services began back in 2005, there have been no major problems with tropical cyclones on Rarotonga, says RAC chairman Tevai Matapo. He’s pointing to the power of prayer and thankfulness as having helped keep the island safe from dangerous storms since that time. It was a series of five cyclones within five weeks from February to early March 2005 that first prompted the idea of thanksgiving services, held at the National Auditorium before and after the cyclone season, which runs from November to April
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