The Court of Appeal has increased the prison sentence of a man who threw his friend headfirst over a 2.8 metre balcony, shattering his spine.
Two teenagers who were arrested in connection with the alleged bashing and robbery on Sunday night were granted bail at the High Court yesterday.
Police appeal for information to help them track down two violent thugs.
Father Ina Tipokoroa said he hoped police could make an arrest with the information they have – and called for shop owners to install security cameras so it is easier to catch robbers.
Athletics Cook Islands says its international standing has been damaged by the disappearance of $63,000, some of it confirmed stolen.