Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

‘Public support’ for same-sex ban

Tuesday November 05, 2019

The decision to reinstate homosexual sex in the Crimes Bill was a response to the numbers of submissions and views expressed at public meetings around the Cook Islands, the committee chairperson says.

Three years in a row

Monday November 04, 2019

Defending champions Tupapa Matie Bar and Raro All Stars retained the Raro 7s titles.

Efforts are being made to decriminalise homosexuality in the Cook Islands. 

35yo dies in road crash

Monday November 04, 2019

A man died as a result of the injuries he sustained when his motorcycle crashed into a party bus on Friday night. 

Off to a flying start

Saturday November 02, 2019

 There will be no love lost when the two Tupapa teams meet in the quarterfinal of the Raro International 7s today. 

Sevens off to a perfect start

Saturday November 02, 2019

The gloomy weather yesterday failed to dampen the spirit of teams and players participating in the 30th Raro International Sevens.

In the hope of ensuring it never happens again, MPs are investigating how a teacher was able to keep collecting $30,000 in pay after he was sacked.

Backdown on same-sex law reform

Saturday November 02, 2019

Criminal ban on sex between men is to be retained – and extended to women. 

Cook Islands rugby sevens is hot, hot, hot, in every sense of the world – and Rarotonga’s soaring temperature nearly changed the course of world rugby history.

Having a ball for 30 years

Friday November 01, 2019

The legends are innumerable. The Sheraton’s glory days before the hotel’s dream came tumbling down. The All Black great sent out with the rubbish. The week the island ran out of corned beef. Rashneel Kumar reports on 30 glorious years of Raro International 7s.

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