A mounting number of accidents caused by what have been described as “selfish and reckless” drivers on the roads around Rarotonga, is attracting criticism on social media – and catching the attention of the police.
Police officer Peter Pureau joined the Cook Islands Police Service canine unit only five months ago, but he is already fully qualified after graduating from the Narcotic Detector Dog Handlers Course in New Zealand this week.
The closure of one of the two police cells at Cook Islands Police headquarters last Thursday has meant a number of offenders have had to share the only remaining cell since then.
Theran Celesta Weaver III appeared before Justice of the Peace Carmen Temata yesterday in the Cook Islands High Court. The American national was stopped from flying to Los Angeles last Friday.