Australia’s fortune is Raro’s

Wednesday August 21, 2019

When Australian nurse Nicole Brown came to Rarotonga for a holiday, she fell in love with the country. Now, she has been fundraising to donate medical supplies to the local community.

‘Every dog should have a home’

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Give us a call. That’s the message from the SPCA, after they worked with vets to nurse a miserable, mangy Raro dog back to health.

When the HMNZS Otago set sail from Rarotonga yesterday, the Kiwi and Cook Islands crew onboard had won more than the rugby – they’d won hearts and minds with their friendly demeanours. 

Warriors of the sea

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Tourists and locals alike will enter Cook Islands waters safe in the knowledge some of the world’s best life guards are watching over them.

Officers and crew of the Royal NZ Navy patrol vessel HMNZS Otago are in town this weekend for a break, after a long stint out on fisheries patrol in the high seas.

The former bishop of Rarotonga, Stuart O’Connell, passed away in Auckland on Friday at the Little Sisters of the Poor, St Joseph’s Home, Herne Bay. He had been ill with cancer for some time.

The race for the Auckland mayoralty is getting it’s biggest shakeup ever this year, and you have a one off-chance to sit down with, and hear from, the person who’s doing that shaking, at Coastal Kitchen this evening.

Two long-serving outer island public servants have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours for their services to the community.

Without legislative powers it’s very difficult to try and help the animals in the Cooks, says outgoing SPCA manager Tony Jamieson.

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