Times were, an English gentlemen who ran down a beggar in the street with his horse and trap could get off by pleading that he was under the influence of gin.
Police suspect alcohol was involved in an unusual motorbike accident.
Cook Islands needs better disease surveillance, bio-security and border controls, say experts.
At the inter-school maths quiz a couple of weeks ago, most of the teachers from my sons’ school were there, whooping and hollering on the sidelines while the kids in the competition furrowed their brows, trying to concentrate.
I got the golf clubs out at the weekend.
When I opened the dusty green leather bag, I found some old score cards from courses in New Zealand and the UK, a pair of very dated wrap-around sunglasses, and a blue baseball cap that I think belonged to a friend I used to play goat-track golf with, back in the madcap days before kids and mortgages.