Anneka Brown

Anneka Brown

Powering the grid

Tuesday October 15, 2019

With solar power’s shortcomings, the Cooks need more renewable energy options. This week a visiting expert discussed solutions like hydro and wind-power. 

Infrastructure Secretary Diane Charlie-Puna has been allowed to return to work after weeks of enforced leave.

Some beauty product manufacturers test their shampoos on guinea pigs; here, a young entrepreneur is testing her shampoo bars on her daughter!

When the helmet law was first introduced, I had just turned 16. I was able to get a secondhand bike and a licence.

Whimper, not a roar, from Lyon

Saturday October 12, 2019

Cook Islands businessman Stephen Lyon’s tilt at a seat in the New Zealand Parliament looks to be over even before it began.

Four people have died as a result of road crashes this year, police say. They were all riding motorbikes – and none was wearing a helmet.

When more than 60 passengers were left stranded by budget airline Jetstar, good-hearted locals came to their aid.

Tax cuts on horizon after $55m surplus

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Finance minister promises income tax review – but also answers call for spending on health, education and infrastructure.

The manufacture of the 3600km Avaroa Cable has been completed and engineers will begin laying it later this year – but authorities are still awaiting Rarotonga landowners’ agreement to bring it ashore at Rutaki.

Te-Hani Brown is enjoying an all-expenses-paid trip to Fiji to talk about what it means to be a young MP – even though she was forced to quit Parliament.

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