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I am sad at what I am seeing’

Tuesday January 28, 2020

Floods came to the doors of homes and businesses on Avatiu stream yesterday – but unlike November, the water didn’t cross the thresholds. Moana Makapelu Lee and Jonathan Milne investigate whether stream-clearing has made a difference.

Agriculture investigators unable to confirm cause of dog’s poisoning.

It was a mystery worth of serious journalistic inquiries: Who was responsible for the multiplug hanging off Tupapa night market’s controversial power board? Moana Makapelu Lee investigates.

Roadworks crews are slowly making their way around the island, stabilising the main road with cement in many places to ensure the new surface has a long life.

The ‘cruel’ poisoning of pet dog

Wednesday January 22, 2020

The suspected poisoning of a family pet has brought new demands for a ban on the lethal herbicide paraquat. 

Toa is ready to return to service

Tuesday January 21, 2020

Rarotonga’s only tug boat , the Toa, undertook successful sea trials last week in the final step to returning to service.

Mangaia pets get vets

Tuesday January 21, 2020

Te Are Manu vets Dr Josie Wyre and Dr Ellen McBryde have returned to Rarotonga after a successful vet trek to Mangaia, desexing and checking over local cats and dogs.

When you grow up by the sea, like the young men pictured have, you know how it moves and under the watchful eyes of your parents, can predict whether it’s too dangerous to enter, especially with the threat of a category two cyclone hitting the western shores of Rarotonga.

$27,000 raised for Australia

Saturday January 18, 2020

Cook Islanders have contributed a “staggering” amount to the fight against the Australian bushfires.

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