Losirene Lacanivalu

Losirene Lacanivalu

Sisters turn Muri into a mecca

Saturday August 24, 2019

People call it the City of Muri – but they might soon have to rename it the Mecca of Muri.

The companies in charge of connecting up Rarotonga and Aitutaki’s homes to the world have moved to reassure the public the new fibre network won’t crash under pressure.

Not new to the court system, nor the court room, young Teametua Araipu has been remanded in custody for another week.

Her lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen asked the court to bail her under the condition that she would stay with her boyfriend and not her parents.

Any improvement to the cruise infrastructure will help the cruise industry in the Cook Islands, says Cook Islands Tourism.

A brawl outside the On The Rock nightclub in Avarua saw five men charged with assault, and one suffering face injuries.

Fast internet to the door

Friday August 23, 2019

Bluesky has embarked on a massive project to roll out fibre internet connections to the door of Rarotonga and Aitutaki homes, so families can take advantage of the speed and capacity of the new undersea cable.

Danger driving: teens flee police

Thursday August 22, 2019

A teenage was arrested on Monday night for dangerous driving and failing to stop on demand.

The Ministry of Health says it cannot afford to provide doctors to islands with fewer than 1000 people.

The channel through Arorangi lagoon is to be widened and deepened to prevent a tragic repeat of the MS Amsterdam fiasco.

Police are in talks to hand over responsibility for dog control to a private security company, as public concerns grow over dogs running wild, causing crashes and attacking tourists.

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