Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

OPINION: In Corrective Services and in the prison at Arorangi there are honest men and women of integrity – prison officers and counsellors and chaplains and more – working very hard to solve the problem of rehabilitating violent criminals. But they can’t do it on their own.

He was one of Cook Islands’ leading tourism operators, until last year he beat his grandson to death. Now, Ngaa Taria is seeking redemption – but has he earned it? 

I bought a nice new shirt from Tuki’s the other week. I’m wearing it right now. It’s purple. It cost me $30.

Tap and go for water

Friday September 13, 2019

The new water authority is almost ready to switch on the new intakes and begin treating Rarotonga’s water – but for a court bid to bar chemicals from the water catchments.

Barefoot v shoes in 100m sprint

Wednesday September 11, 2019

About 175 athletes showcased their skills on the track and in the field at the Youth Athletics Championships.

Cook Islands bird-lovers will be cock-a-hoop at news that a French court has ruled to protect a rooster’s crowing.

Cock-a-doodle don’t!

Wednesday September 11, 2019

A French court has ruled in favour of a cockerel owner after their bird’s early morning crowing provoked a noise pollution complaint from neighbours.

Tourism boss: Fight fat with tax

Wednesday September 11, 2019

He’s one of the Cooks’ biggest resort owners; now Tata Crocombe has put his weight behind health experts’ calls for a “junk food tax” to shrink the country’s waistlines.

Debate is raging over whether the coconut rhinoceros beetle, an invasive pest that can devastate coconut palms, has got a foothold (or trunkhold) in Tongareva.

It’s been raining since 2013, says Ake Utanga. 

The land specialist for government’s Project Management Unit is mulling over when the last serious dry spell was, when water stopped running from Rarotonga taps. She reckons there’s been rain for a while.

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