Losirene Lacanivalu

Losirene Lacanivalu

Captain James Cook arrived in the Pacific 250 years ago, triggering British colonisation of the region. Recent Cook commemorations have been quiet on sexual encounters and their profound impact on indigenous women, writes Katie Pickles, Professor of History at the University of Canterbury for The Conversation.

Road safety champions are hailing the public restraint and police enforcement that ensured last month had the fewest reported road accidents on record.

The United States Embassy in New Zealand has announced its funding on small grants programme for science, technology, engineering and math support in Cook Islands.

Fijian workers will be allowed to renew their passport at the Fijian Embassy in New Zealand – just not yet.

The United Nations says violence against women and girls has intensified since the outbreak of Covid-19. 

‘Keeping the world safe’

Tuesday May 12, 2020

There will be no special celebration for Cook Islands nurses today, to mark International Nurses day. They are all working hard-out on Covid-19 prevention – and on standby in case it arrives.

A mother and her son return home to find muddy footprints on the mat – and some odd things missing.

When Cook Islanders around the world ordered flowers for their mums back home on Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Mangaia, some expected the roses and carnations that are traditional overseas.

Stephenie Jansen could have made her staff redundant, if there were no government assistance.

Apii Takitumu has built raised garden beds to incorporate agriculture learning into the school curriculum.

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