An Arorangi resident says a high-risk prison escapee drew a weapon on him after being confronted for stealing the resident’s motorbike.

A FATHER has been sentenced with a fine of a court fee of $30 at the Cook Islands High Court for breaching an interim non-molestation order.

TAINA Ngametua Timoti was sentenced to six months imprisonment and ordered to pay a total of $6165.00 in costs when she appeared before Justice Hugh Williams on driving charges in the High Court earlier this month.

A nephew of prime minister Henry Puna has been jailed for 20 months in New Zealand after being caught seeking out young women in shopping malls and filming up their skirts.

Warnings on the dangers of drink-driving seem to be falling on deaf ears, says Police Commissioner Maara Tetava.

Police are still investigating the two rape cases, including an alleged brutal rape, which took place in Rarotonga last month.

Police confiscate 22 vehicles

Monday April 18, 2016

Twenty-two people were forbidden from driving and had their vehicles confiscated by the police over the weekend.

The Auckland Coroner’s office has ordered an inquest into the death in New Zealand of a 24-year old Australian man who fell ill while being held to “sober up” at Cook Islands Police headquarters.

Drivers are still failing to heed police warnings about drink-driving.

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