Losirene Lacanivalu

Losirene Lacanivalu

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.

A shopkeeper who was the victim in an armed robbery last month is still traumatised and undergoing counselling. 

There is a real excitement as Cook Islands communities dig and refresh their fruit and vege gardens – but also the hope that we may once more sell them to visitors and overseas. 

‘Sad reality’ that Cook Islands has no secure mental health facility, so ill people are thrown in cells.

Burial grounds needed

Saturday May 09, 2020

Politicians are debating whether land can be leased to bury expat workers who die in the Covid-19 shutdown – or whether government should take land by warrant for burial plots.

A court is to decide whether a string of driving-related charges against repeat offender Wilfred Dauvois should be dismissed.

Private Sector Taskforce offers computers and advice to ‘one-man-band’ businesses.

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