Losirene Lacanivalu

Losirene Lacanivalu

Standing together to fight the demons

Tuesday November 12, 2019

With their wacky activities to raise awareness, a group of young men is getting Cook Islanders talking about mental health. Now, the Ministry of Health is inviting everyone to contribute to a plan to tackle the taboo subject.

Ruta Tangiiau Mavé has a lot to say, and she wants to be heard through her new column in the Cook Islands News. 

‘I could not fight back’

Tuesday November 12, 2019

Police appeal for information to help them track down two violent thugs. 

Eighteen-year-old Anakin Tipokoroa should have been sitting his level 3 biology exam yesterday.

Jasmin Forbes-James started teaching in labs and tutorials to help pay her way through her undergraduate degree in robotics – then to her surprise, she discovered she enjoyed teaching engineering.

The colours in Apii Te Uki Ou students’ paintings told stories all of their own.

From money-lenders in Aitutaki to money-changers in Muri, there growth in the numbers of tourists and expat workers is bringing with it more financial services. 

Wheelie bad thief owns up

Saturday November 09, 2019

The owner of a red Honda Wave motorbike got a big surprise, coming out to discover the bike was there – but both wheels were gone.

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna has announced he will visit his Australian counterpart in Canberra this coming week. 

Opponents on both side of the same-sex law reform debate agree on one thing: the real concern is abuse and violence.

Men convicted of bar brawl

Friday November 08, 2019

Three young men were convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $50 each for being involved in a nightclub fight in Avarua.

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