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The Vaka Pride committee visited two of Rarotonga’s most historical sites while judging the round nine competition this week.

New landing system almost ready

Wednesday June 20, 2018

Everything is proceeding on schedule for Rarotonga International Airport’s new $2million instrument landing system, which has almost finished being installed and is currently set to be tested on June 27.

Two more candidates have just passed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor examination in Rarotonga, conducted by course director Stephen Lyon, owner of Pacific Divers in Muri.

Island residents Huw and Sheryl John are looking for a home for a dog they have named “Rocket” which turned up at their Arorangi home a couple of weeks ago.

The iconic Friendly Mart Store in Arorangi was destroyed by fire on Thursday night.

On my weekly visit to the Punanga Nui Market last Saturday, I visited a stall near the playground, which was full of beautiful locally-made items.

The authority for immigration officers to refuse visitors entry into the country, as happened in the case of a motorcycle gang member on May 29, was made possible by parliament legislating in December last year an amendment to Section 9 of the Cook Islands Entry Residence and Departure Act (ERD) 1971/1972.

The Creative Centre hosted its third and arguably its best “Beats of Betela” concert beside the lagoon at Arorangi last Monday.

ANZ has announced the launch of the first mobile banking app in the Pacific, giving customers using iPhones, iPads and Android phones more flexibility to manage their money on the go.

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