Losirene Lacanivalu

Losirene Lacanivalu

“Speaking Te Reo Maori remains one of my greatest strengths in this role. It allows me to be a better communicator to our people, particularly the older generations and people of Pa Enua origin," says Cook Islands high commissioner to New Zealand.

Napa first MP to take drug test

Wednesday August 14, 2019

She walked into the Rarotonga Hospital leading by example, as she became the first Member of Parliament to undergo a drug test, at her own will.

300-metre ocean outfall on table

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Government is running out of alternatives to piping Muri's treated sewage 300 metres out to sea – a solution massively unpopular with local community.

Prison ‘no good’ for teens

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Families returning from overseas are not able to cope with the islands lifestyle and so their teens go off the rails, says a professional counsellor.

Troubled teen sent to jail

Tuesday August 13, 2019

A teenager has been sentenced to three-and-a-half months’ imprisonment after being convicted of 32 separate charges.

Woman ‘asleep’ at wheel

Tuesday August 13, 2019

A woman faces a charge of careless driving after she crashed at the Nikao main road.

Second man now charged with arson

Tuesday August 13, 2019

A day after a High Court judge sentenced the Mart Arsonist to prison, another young man has been charged with setting a fire.

The young man convicted of arson attacks on three stores is to appeal the guilty verdicts, saying he was with his family at the time of the fires.

MP to undergo drugs test

Monday August 12, 2019

MP Selina Napa is promising to undergo a drug test at Rarotonga Hospital this week, leading by example in her call for all MPs to be tested and have their bags checked when they travel.

The 5-star Aitutaki Nui resort has got rid of chlorine and installed an expensive anolyte water disinfection system to give its guests safe and drinkable tap water.

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