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Senior public servant named THE NAME suppression of a senior public servant accused of injuring his wife with intent has been lifted by Justice Judith Potter, who found no compelling reason not to. Clerk of parliament Tupuna Rakanui has pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. He received name suppression from Justice of the Peace Tauei Solomon on April 15. On Wednesday, Crown appealed the name suppression on the principal of open justice. “There is a right for the public to know what is happening in the courts,” said lawyer Martha Henry. Name suppression should be used sparingly as it may cause
suspicion to be thrown on others. Publishing the name allows the public to choose for themselves whether they want to associate with that person, said Henry. Crown acknowledged that it is usual for some distress, embarrassment and adverse personal circumstances to result from criminal proceedings. Henry said the damage to Rakanui’s name is disproportionate to the need for the public to know it. The fact it is a private, domestic dispute, and that he and his wife have reconciled are not grounds where name suppression should be granted, she said. Neither is his senior government position.
Purse seining pact extended THE FISHERIES agreement with the United States which grants purse seiners the right to i sh in Cook Islands waters without licence has been resigned. Cook Islands delegates to the 11th renegotiation session have signed a transitional arrangement for the US Fisheries Treaty to continue for a further 18 months. An agreed payment of US$93 million ($112 million) is to be provided by the US to Pacific Islands parties for the interim period. Fifteen per cent of this amount will be shared equally amongst members and the rest according to catches. Purse seiners started working in the Cooks in 1988 under this treaty, which allows 40 vessels to operate within 17 Pacii c country’s waters. The total catch since then is over 9500 tonnes. The delegation was led by Ministry of Marine Resources (M M R) senior adviser Mike Mitchell and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration’s Carl Hunter. The Pacific Islands parties and the US did not conclude a new multilateral i sheries treaty, but made signiicant progress in resolving outstanding issues. The existing treaty concludes next month so a transitional
agreement was agreed to. There will be another session to inalise the details of the treaty. The US will continue to i sh in the treaty area, which includes the Cooks, minus the two western high seas pockets, until the end of December next year. The Cooks made key contributions to the negotiations. The delegates emphasised decisions made at the Forum Leaders meeting in Rarotonga last year and the Pacii c Asia-CaribbeanPaciic Leaders meeting in Port Moresby for a treaty to be concluded. In the days before the negotiation session there was an exchange of letters between Prime Minister Henry Puna as Forum chair and US Secretary of State John Kerry to reafi rm the commitment and positions of the two parties. MMR secretary Ben Ponia leaves for Honiara today to attend the annual Forum Fisheries Association meeting and to meet with Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) officials. He will discuss terms of access for the US leet to the Cook Islands using the PNA Vessel Day Scheme arrangement, which pays between $5000 and $8000 a day. - Release/CS
Norman George placed considerable signifi cance on his submission that the prosecution is unlikely to succeed. “From the beginning there was no complain of assault form the defendant’s wife. Someone else filed the complaint.” The wife, who George said allegedly received a single punch to the nose, has said she will not testify against her husband. “Pressure has been put on his wife to testify, but she has decided her marriage is stronger than their argument.” When the matter was i rst investigated it was treated as common assault on a female. “Police have now laid the more serious charge of injuring with intent,
which appears to be laid to get around the lack of willingness to testify,” said George. George said he asked for name suppression as there has been public interest in the case already. He believed Crown was trying to get name released to make an example of the man before trial. He submitted the respondent is suffering over the incident and has taken long leave from work. The couple’s standing in the church and community should be taken into account, as both will become victims as publication of Rakanui’s name will identify his wife, said George. “Mr Rakanui should be allowed to correct himself with-
out suffering the social consequences of gossip in a small community.” The judge reserved her decision as she wanted to give the matter some thought. She issued a written judgment on Friday afternoon, which said while she recognises the distressing impact having his name published will have on him, the court must be cautious not to grant name suppression because of a person’s seniority in the community. His right to a fair trial is not affected as the judge will direct the jury to put all prior knowledge or prejudice out of their mind, as is the case in any criminal trial, said Potter. - CS
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worldNEWS nuti no TEIA NEI AO Not a safe place to bee A climber in the US state of Arizona has been found dead and dangling from a rope on a clif face after apparently being stung to death by bees. A Santa Cruz County sherif said Steven Johnson 55, went into the mountains south of Tucson on Friday and was reported missing on Monday after he failed to show up for work. ‘’He was climbing the clif and and still had about 80 feet to go, so he really didn’t have anywhere to go when he was attacked by this swarm of bees.’’ “He had been stung repeatedly and he was dangling there.” Johnson’s dog was also attacked by bees and was found dead nearby.
Rescued from the rubble
Dhaka factory worker found alive and unhurt 17 days after collapse DHAKA – A woman has been
pulled alive from the ruins of an eight-storey building that collapsed in a suburb of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, 17 days ago. Rescuers said the woman, named Reshma, was found in the remains of the second loor of the Rana Plaza after they heard her crying: “Please save me.” She has been taken to hospital, but is not thought to have serious injuries. More than 1000 are now confirmed to have died, most of them women working in clothes factories.
world BRIEFS SEARCH OFF FOR CRUISE LINER COUPLE AUSTRALIA – Video footage from aboard the carnival Spirit cruise liner appears to show a young woman jump from the deck before her panic-stricken boyfriend follows her over the railing about 20 seconds later. A description of the security footage was given by police yesterday as they called of their forlorn search for paramedic Paul Rossington, 30, and his real estate agent girlfriend Kristen Schroder, 27. The couple is now presumed dead, three days after plunging from the ship. A police source said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the couple’s fall and they were investigating the possibility Schroder jumped and her boyfriend followed to try to rescue her.
GUN BLUEPRINT NOT WANTED ON INTERNET USA – The United States government has demanded designs for a 3D-printed plastic gun be taken of the internet. Blueprints for the weapon have been downloaded more than 100,000 times from the Mega ile-sharing site hosted by Kim Dotcom. The US State Department wrote to the gun’s designer, Defence Distributed, suggesting publishing the plans online may breach arms-control regulations. Although the iles have been removed from the company’s site, it is not clear whether this will stop people accessing the blueprints. Many links to copies of the blueprints have been uploaded to the ile-sharing site the Pirate Bay, making them widely available.
AMMONIA LEAKING FROM SPACE STATION SPAcE – An ammonia leak has been detected in the cooling system outside the International Space Station, but no crew members are in danger and the station is operating normally. crew members at the orbital outpost spotted white lakes of ammonia loating away from the station. Oicials said the leak appears to be getting worse. Ammonia is used to cool the equipment that provides power to the station’s systems. Each array of solar battery cells has its own cooling loop. On its website, NASA said ixing the problem might require shutting down part of the station’s cooling system for about 48 hours. The space station, a $US100 billion research laboratory, is in orbit 400km above Earth.
TRADE CENTRE’S SPIRE A SYMBOLIC HEIGHT
The authorities said 2437 people had been rescued, of whom about 1000 had suffered serious injuries. Dozens lost limbs as they were cut free from the wreckage. The accident is one of the deadliest industrial disasters in world history. Crews using heavy machinery have begun removing rubble from the worstdamaged areas, and are expecting to ind more bodies. Brig-Gen Siddiqul Alam said rescuers had found a huge number of bodies under staircases. “When the building started to collapse, workers thought they would be safe under the staircases. Each time we moved a slab of concrete, we found a stack of bodies,” he said. Soldiers were reported to have been preparing to break through a large concrete slab when the woman was discovered. Rescuers worked for 40 minutes before finally pulling her from the rubble, amid cheers from the crowd. She was taken to an ambulance and then rushed to the nearby Combined Military Hospital for evaluation and treatment. She later told local TV from her hospital bed that she never dreamt she would see daylight again. “I heard voices of the rescue workers for several days. I kept hitting the wreckage with sticks and rods to attract their attention. No-one heard me,” she said. “I ate dried food for 15 days. For the last two days I had nothing but water.” More than 3000 workers were on shift on the morning of April 24 when the building suddenly caved in. At least nine people have been arrested over the accident, including the owner of the building and several factory bosses. - BBC
As the death toll in the Dhaka factory collapse rises above 1000 this woman gave rescuers hope after she was rescued unhurt after 17 days trapped in the rubble. AFP
Abductor father of child CLEVELAND – DNA tests have confirmed that Ariel Castro is the father of Amanda Berry’s six-year old daughter, Ohio’s Attorney General says. Attorney General Mike DeWine says a sample of Castro’s DNA was taken on Thursday and forensic scientists worked through the night on the case. Officials also were entering the DNA proile into a national
database to see if it links him to other crimes. The proile didn’t match any other Ohio cases, but national results were pending as of Friday morning, Mr DeWine said. Castro has been charged with rape and kidnapping over the near ten-year imprisonment of Amanda Berry, Michele Knight and Gina DeJesus. Earlier, Castro’s daughter,
Arlene Gregg, told the media that only the death penalty can ensure he “suffers the consequences” of what he has done. Mrs Gregg described her father as “the most evil, vile, demonic criminal”. “There will be no visits, there will be no phone calls,” she said. “He can never be daddy again. I have no sympathy for the man.” - News Limited
Tributes for dead sailor SAN FRANCISCO – Britain’s Royal Yachting Association performance director John Derbyshire has led the tributes to Olympic gold medallist Andrew Simpson, who has died in a training accident. Simpson, 36, who won gold at the 2008 Olympics and silver at last year’s Games. Known as “Bart”, he was killed when the catamaran he was aboard capsized during training for the America’s Cup.
Derbyshire said: “It’s a really big shock, totally unexpected. These are big powerful boats but you don’t associate them with fatalities. It’s very sad.” Simpson was one of an 11man crew on board the catamaran in San Francisco Bay. He was trapped underneath when it capsized and did not respond to efforts to revive him using CPR. The Surrey-born sailor was preparing for this year’s America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in
sport, with Swedish team Artemis Racing. America’s Cup chief executive Stephen Barclay says he will wait for the full details of the accident before deciding whether changes should be made to the event, which begins with the Louis Vuitton Cup challengers’ series on July 4. “It’s a tragic day for us at the America’s Cup and for sailing in general.” - BBC
Much ado in Rio!
USA – The silver spire topping New York’s One World Trade center has been fully installed on the building’s roof, bringing the iconic structure to its full, symbolic height of 1776 feet – symbolic of the year 1776, when the US declared its independence. The building is rising at the northwest corner of the site where the twin towers were destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. The area is well on its way to reconstruction with the 72-storey Four World Trade center and other buildings. The addition of the spire makes One World Trade center the tallest structure in the US and thirdtallest in the world.
CELLPHONES MAY OUTNUMBER PEOPLE EARTH – There will be more mobile phones than people in the world by the end of next year, according to a UN agency report. The International Telecoms Union predicts that cellphone subscriptions will pass seven billion early in 2014. There are currently 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions and 7.1 billion people. The commonwealth of Independent States, the alliance of countries formerly in the Soviet Union, has the highest mobile penetration with 1.7 subscriptions for every person. Africa has the least, with 63 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. But in some countries, such as India, mobile growth is slowing. The report also found that 2.7 billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, are online.
Today’s Daily Bread Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?”
Matthew 7:21-29 Read: Read: Matthew 18:21-35
Text: Matthew Text:7:26 Verse 33
French surfer Pauline Ado surfs during the irst day of the ASP women world tour Billabong Rio Pro 2013 at Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ado was knocked out in the third round. AFP
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Fake pilot on the run
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WINCHESTER – A man who
forged pilot’s qualiications to get a job as a commercial airline pilot is believed to be on the run after failing to turn up at court. Michael Fay, 59, faked papers to get a job with Libyan irm Afriqiyah Airways, lying passengers into Gatwick. Hampshire police said Fay, a US national, did not attend Winchester Crown Cour wheree he was due to be sentenced for fraud. He was handed three years imprisonment in his absence. The former US Air Force Pilot was arrested in February 2011 after raising the suspicions of another pilot on an internet forum. Police said he operated Airbus A320 aircraft for eight months
after forging his licence and medical certificates and had lown passengers into Gatwick Airport on eight occasions. Officers believe Fay has left the UK and may be seeking work as a pilot or lying instructor. The force is working with the Civil Aviation Authority and overseas law enforcers to bring him back to serve his sentence. Detective Constable Chris Thorne, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: “Michael Fay is a clever and resourceful man who clearly shows no concern for public safety if he’s willing to work without the correct licences and medical certiication. “He targeted Libyan aviation at a time when the country’s political and economic standing was vulnerable and volatile.
“Had it not been for the quick thinking of a genuine pilot on the internet forum, Fay may have continued to put the public at risk in this manner unnoticed.” Afriqiyah Airways said it believed Fay had been employed through a third-party broker that had recommended him has a contractor. It said all flight deck crews had since been assessed for competence in the UK, Germany and other EU states. An airline spokesman said: “As a major national carrier, we place great emphasis on the safety and integrity of our crews and aircraft, and we will treat the investigation of this matter with the utmost seriousness it deserves.” - BBC
Death saint ‘blasphemous’
Abu Dhabi Racing’s Emirati rally driver Mohammed al-Sahlawi and his Irish co-driver Allan Harryman veer of a clif during the irst stage of the Jordan Rally, round three of the Middle East Rally Championship in Sweimeh near the Dead Sea this week. Thetwo men escaped unhurt. AFP
VATICAN CITY – A senior Vatican oficial has condemned the cult of Santa Muerte, or Holy Death, in Mexico as “blasphemous”. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, said worshipping Santa Muerte was a “degeneration of religion”. The cult, which reveres death, has been growing rapidly in Mexico. It is represented by a cloaked female skeleton clutching a scythe. It is particularly popular in areas of Mexico that have suffered from extreme violence
carried out by the drug cartels. The cult is believed to date back to colonial times. It merges indigenous beliefs with the tradition of venerating saints introduced by Christian missionaries after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Cardinal Ravasi said the practice was anti-religious. “Religion celebrates life, but here you have death,” he said. “It’s not religion just because it’s dressed up like religion; it’s a blasphemy against religion.” The cardinal also referred to
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Is Samoa a nation easily fooled? Business leader says ‘no’, investors are ‘innocent until proven guilty’ APIA – There is a difference of
opinion in Samoa over suggestions that the nation is “an easy country to be fooled by foreign investors”. The chief executive oficer of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL), has strongly refuted claims that Samoa, to the outside world, looks like a country that is “easy to fool and manipulate”. The claim was made by the
leader of the opposition, Palusalue Fa’apo II, who blamed MCIL for allowing a number of investors with questionable histories to come to Samoa. Among them are Jim Gilchrist, Jack Chen and, most recently, Deng Hong of the Chengdu Exhibition and Travel Group (ETG). ETG has signed an agreement with the Samoa government to build a 500-room hotel, which
paciic BRIEFS MEDIA FREEDOM TALK INVITE RESCINDED FIJI – A former University of the South Paciic professor says he was stopped from addressing journalism students on World Press Freedom day last week. A former economics professor, Wadan Narsey says he was invited to speak to students and had accepted. He says the invitation was then rescinded, and he was told that USP management instructed the school of journalism to remove him from the programme. “There were no reasons given, there was nothing even in writing. One day there was a programme on the students’ website, and the next day the programme was of. You’ll notice that none of the media in Fiji have reported this incident where the university interfered with a programme.” Dr Narsey was planning to talk about censorship and media ownership in Fiji.
SPOTLIGHT ON PAPUA’S BIODIVERSITY PAPUA NEW GUINEA – The Rainbow Warrior, the campaigning vessel for the environmental NGO, Greenpeace, is in Papua in Indonesia, to highlight the country’s biodiversity. The Jakarta Post reports that the iconic vessel got a warm welcome when it docked in Jayapura, the provincial capital. Its skipper, Peter Willcox, says Indonesia has globally important biodiversity but deforestation and marine destruction is threatening its sustainability. He says all industrial players, especially Freeport in Papua, should stop harmful extractive practices and move toward a sustainable business for the sake of the country’s people, environment and economy.
LOCALS CALL FOR ELECTIONS IN NAURUI NAURU – A 66-year-old retired woman on Nauru says the solution to the country’s latest political crisis is simple – hold elections. Briar-Rose Alona was speaking after yet another day when parliamentary meetings were abandoned because of the lack of a quorum. MPs are divided over whether parliament should debate a dissolution order made by president Sprent Dabwido last month. Alona says many on the island agree with her that voters should have their say to try and resolve the impasse. “Let the people vote, let the people decide what to do with these youngsters. They are acting like irresponsible children.” Other sources on the island say the president may declare a state of emergency to force the dissolution of parliament.
CARJACKERS PLAGUE PNG CAPITAL PORT MORESBY – Commuters in Port Moresby have been warned to be vigilant as carjacking in the capital city is increasing. Metropolitan commander Supt Andy Bawa said opportunists were involved in random carjacking at various locations. Bawa said police were being deployed to the hotspots during peak hours to prevent carjacking and related crimes. He appealed to residents and commuters to report any suspicious movements by youths to the police. The city police chief said his men would continue to patrol the hotspots to prevent further carjacking.
SOLDIERS HELPING TO REPAIR HIGHWAY PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea’s Defence Minister says recent deployments to parts of the Highlands Highway have been more about maintaining the road than addressing security issues. Local media has reported that the government is sending in soldiers to restore order on the country’s premier road link to discourage disruptions to highway restoration work by landowners demanding compensation. Traic low is frequently plagued by road blockages created by natural events such as a recent major land slip in chimbu province. The minister, Fabian Pok, says the soiders’ prime role is to help engineers work on the road.
SIx COMMERCIAL FIRES IN FIJI THIS YEAR FIJI – In Fiji the National Fire Authority has recorded six commercial ires so far this year. This is one more when compared to the same period last year. NFA chief executive John O’Connor says business owners should start taking ire safety procedures seriously as the impacts of such incidences are huge. O’connor says such incidence not only afects the workforce but the country’s economic status. So far this year eleven million dollars have been lost due to commercial and property ire incidences. In the latest incidence, a ire destroyed a large supermarket building in the main street of Nadi last week.
will also house a controversial casino. ETG chairman Deng is currently in custody in Beijing for “serious violations of the law”, after being investigated for corruption, according to the Caixin Online website. Judging from the three businessmen aforementioned, P a l u s a l u e s a y s M C I L’s procedures in screening such investors have been “found wanting”. But MCIL’s CEO Auelua Samuelu Enari disagrees. “Character checking is in my view is an immigration issue,” he said. “Any foreigner who requests a residential permit in Samoa needs to satisfy requirements of the Immigration Ofice which I understand include good character and good health amongst other criteria.” As for Palusalue’s suggestion that MCIL should have “stricter policies and procedures for foreign investors coming to Samoa,” Auelua had this to say. “As I mentioned before, MCIL always gives the beneit of the doubt to the business reputation of an investor who approaches MCIL to establish a business. “We have to treat them like any other local business people since they have not breached any law of the country yet – innocent until proven guilty.” Auelua said that once the
‘We have to treat them like any other local business people since they have not breached any law of the country yet – innocent until proven guilty.’ business commences, that is the time when MCIL’s monitoring process starts. “This is to ensure that the business is doing well, growing and also employing our people and to see whether there are any issues that may come up on the project. “The approach MCIL takes is an optimistic and positive thinking approach. “It is also in the monitoring that will be able to have an opportunity to identify issues and then we move on to address these issues, apply corrective measures or apply disciplinary actions available on legal mandates.” Palusalue also claimed there should be stricter policies and procedures for foreign investors to Samoa. Auelua did not agree: “If you start checking every single for-
eign investor that comes into the country, it gives an indication to the investors, we are trying to attract, that Samoa is either paranoid or always suspicious and can’t trust anyone.” “Sometimes business people have their names tainted in other countries on separate matters unrelated to their investments, for example Jim Gilchrist.” Gilchrist, a shareholder and instigator of the Return to Paradise Reef Resort and Spa at Lefaga ,was convicted in New Zealand of 25 indecency charges involving 11 young people in his care between 1978 and 1991. Auelua says others may have had their own issues with their internal governments on the differences in interpreting their domestic laws or because of internal politics. “Sometime the investors may later clear their names in their home countries but the damage has been done and the country which the investment was destined for, has lost that opportunity for its people because the people and government of that country have frowned on that investor.” However, Palusalue insisted that MCIL is the point of contact. “They should be the ones who look up these companies and people and do background checks on them to ensure our country is safeguarded; that is
In custody: Deng Hong. their job,” he said. But Auelua says Palusalue needs to look at the bigger picture. “All in all what I am saying is that one needs to look at the big picture to appreciate MCIL’s approach and yes, the check is within the monitoring,” said Auelua. Chinese billionaire Deng Hong is one of the Sichuan regions most powerful real estate magnates. With a 900-million-yuan fortune, he was named China’s 328th richest man in 2006. Deng has reportedly been in custody since early March and has not been seen in public view since. Chinese media say he is being investigated over “corruption linked to land deals”. - Samoa Observer/PNC
Solomons police rift denied HONIARA – The acting commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Juanita Matanga denies that the force is split over the departure of former police commissioner, Englishman John Lansley. Lansley’s tenure finished at the start of the month, after a year in the job and under circumstances that have not been made clear. The Solomon Star newspaper is reporting a rift in senior ranks, along with a threat from the Senior and Subordinates Police Oficers Association (SPOA) of a 14-day sit-in protest if a new commissioner is not appointed within three months. But Matanga says both claims are untrue.
“Policing is not split, policing is not divided. We are continuing to maintain our stand as police oficers, that we are here to do work. And our job is to ensure that our community lives in safety and harmony.” Juanita Matanga says policing is not without its challenges but it is important that the community is accurately briefed about the state of the force. Matanga adamantly denies claims that police oficers have threatened to stage a 14-daysit-in protest if the government fails to appoint a new permanent police commissioner within the next three months. SPOA secretary, Inspector Maxwell Saelea last week said its members wanted Lansley’s
contract to be extended on a short term. This was to ensure that Lansley properly handed over the job to his successor, whom SPOA wants to be identified and appointed during this three month period. The government’s failure to do so will result in the sit-in protest, according to the SPOA. However, Matanga quashed the reports saying that the current RSIPF executive has the full backing of its oficers. Whilst opting not to speak on the situation of when a new police commissioner will be appointed, Matanga said that the entire Police Force is behind the current leadership of the force. “We are all police oficers we
have sworn oath to continue our task and responsibility in providing policing service and to protect the people of this nation and the interests of national security. “All RSIPF members understand this and will continue on to maintain their professionalism in providing police services to our people,” Matanga said. She reiterated that there is no such split in the force as have been rumoured of also reported in the media. “The RSI PF remains and will always remain as a unit. We are a family that is tasked with maintaining security and provide other policing services to our people and the nation as a whole,” she said. - PNC
Vanuatu’s inance minister sacked PORT VILA – Vanuatu’s Prime
Minister Moana Carcasses has sacked the Finance Minister Willie Jimmy amid reports the veteran politician was in talks with the opposition about a possible defection. Jimmy, who is the leader of
the Vanuatu Liberal Party, is to be replaced as Finance Minister by Maki Simelum of the Vanua’aku Pati, who had been Justice Minister. The Justice portfolio is to be taken up by Silas Yatan, who belongs to the Prime Minister’s
Greens Party. Jimmy says he had no intention of leaving the government coalition but his sacking has changed his view. “We have been a friend for a long time with Mr Carcasses since back in 1983, I have been a
very good friend to Mr Carcasses since then, and I never dreamed he was going to listen to others and betray me as he did today, so his action today poses a great question on our future relationship with Mr Carcasses.” - RNZI
New Tongan prince born in Auckland AUCKLAND – A baby boy born
in Auckland on Friday morning has become the second-in-line to the Tongan throne. The infant, born Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo, was delivered prematurely at the Auckland Hospital Maternity Unit, the Matangi Tonga website reported.
He is grandson to the current King Tupou VI who will be succeeded to the throne by the baby’s father Crown Prince Tupouto’a, 28. Everybody else on the considerable Tongan line of succession moves down one place – including his mother Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho, 26, who
goes to number 27 in line of succession. The royal couple are cousins who married in a lavish wedding in Tonga last July. Matangi Tonga said the Lord Chamberlain’s Office in Nuku’alofa was still to ofically conirm the birth, but the news website confirmed it through
royal attendants at the family’s home, Tufumahina, in Carrington Road in Mt Albert, Auckland. Speaking by telephone from the Auckland Hospital Maternity Unit, an attendant said that both mother and baby were both well. - Fairfax Media
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division within the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in Solomon Islands is on alert in the wake of a bird disease outbreak in neighbouring Papua New Guinea. Called Newcastle Disease, it was found and declared in Sandaun province, West Sepik, on the Papua New Guinea-Indonesian border. Newcastle Disease (ND) is said to be a highly contagious disease of poultry and wild birds, which has the potential to cause high numbers of deaths in birds. The Solomon’s ministry’s permanent secretary has issued a directive to all ports of entry and border control quarantine oficers along the PNG-SI border – including the Honiara international airport, seaports and mail exchange services – to in-
form and educate communities and business operators about the threats of the disease. “Be vigilant and alert for goods imported from PNG and to take appropriate and necessary actions for products that may pose threats to Solomon Islands to prevent any likely incursion,” the directive says. It is understood the ministry is stepping up measures at international entry points and will destroy any suspicious goods brought in from PNG. MAL Chief Veterinary Oficer Dr Emma Rooke said the signs and symptoms of ND in birds can include sudden death, swelling of the tissues of head, coughing and sneezing, decrease food intake, sudden decrease in egg production and diarrhoea. “In some cases it can cause weaknesses, paralysis and tremors.”
She said it is a highly contagious disease and is significant to impact the economy including commercial poultry production and trade, and on livelihoods, food security and the environment at large. However, Dr Rooke said the disease does not generally affect humans but in rare cases it has been reported to cause conjunctivitis and mild lu-like symptoms. “Thus, early detection of clinical signs is very important.” But she urged local poultry farmers and the public to be cautious as they closely monitors the situation in the neighbouring PNG. “Anyone who sees signs of illness in either domestic or wild poultry birds should immediately contact the local agriculture oficers. - Solomon Star
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at the Gerehu market in Port Moresby during her trip to Papua New Guinea to discuss bilateral issues with top level oicials. AFP PORT MORESBY – Australia has agreed to help Papua New Guinea improve its policing as the two close neighbours aim to broaden their relationship to accommodate a “modernising” PNG. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her PNG counterpart Peter O’Neill signed a joint declaration on Friday for a new partnership between the two nations. The leaders also signed an enhanced defence arrangement that will see annual meetings of defence ministers and provide for closer co-operation. After her discussions with O’Neill, Ms Gillard said the two had talked about boosting PNG’s policing capability in the third phase of the PNG-Australia Policing Partnership. “It’s a model where police would be made available to participate in advisory roles,” Gillard told a press conference. “We will look to broaden that,
to recruit former police to work in PNG.” O’Neill said there had been a 10-year gap in police training in PNG, and the scheme would also focus on training police in prosecution and investigation. In 2005, PNG’s Supreme Court turfed out Australian police who had been brought in to walk the beat in the country, ruling their appointment was unconstitutional. O’Neill said the new programme would be different. The new and existing policing programmess will involve 19 Australian Federal Police personnel and four externally recruited officers, at a cost of $A56.6 million over four years. Australia will also help PNG develop an infrastructure body to identify and speed up construction of major projects. The two countries agreed to work towards signing an economic co-operation treaty later
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Crisis in changing fabric of society Dear Editor, The public discussions by Paka Worthington and others are certainly worthy of some constructive debate--not so much at a personal level but more at a national level -- as in my view, we are facing a crisis situation, with long term effects to come. The effects of outward migration of our people and inward migration or immigration by foreigners will have dire intrinsic and socioeconomic repercussions that will completely change the fabric of life here in the Cook Islands, within the next five to 10 years--if left unchecked. I say this because it is happening now, the shape of our demographic community and society is changing and the latest population statistics confirms this. I’m sure many of us know of many families and friends who have sold up, resigned and left for greener pastures. I know on my home island Mitiaro, scores of people have packed
up and left - leaving empty homes, boarded up or left with remaining families. A school principal the other day said to me that she only has 36 pupils on her role, more empty classrooms and surplus teachers. This is the same situation in Atiu, the last time I visited. This problem is not only confined to Rarotonga but also extends to the outer islands. So what is the solution here? In my view, there is no one solution to remedy this problem. What we need is a multidisciplined approach by government and the private sector, as the solutions largely depends on the way government controls and manages our lives through legislation, policies and regulations, at the macroeconomic level. By this I mean through direct government interventions that shape our wages, taxes, business creation and incentives, development and investment, bank lending rates, cost of living and many other
enabling stimulants that will ‘overcrowding effect’. Migrant workers from the generate and rejuvenate the region therefore fill in the economy. Basically our people are gaps left by our local migraleaving because conditions tion. The pull for higher waghere either make or force them es throughout this process is to leave to find a better life, a evident, as migrant workers better job and income and a from outside are happy to receive our minimum better future for their families. ...our people wage, while our local migrating population The question we are leaving leave for even higher may ask is, why aren’t because wages overseas. those same conditions conditions 2. Cost of capital overseas available here either and living too high… here at home? make or the honeymoon peAlthough there are force them to riod is basically over, specific reasons why leave to ind t h e p r e v i o u s g o o d our people are leaving, in the main, here a better life... times of spending, borrowing and investare my views; 1.Scarce employment and ment have now tightened and available jobs-basically there have become more prudent as a r e n’t e n o u g h j o b s t o g o regional and world markets around in both the public and constrict for various reasons -private sectors for the market the main being high domestic to absorb. The influx of school and foreign debt levels. Using the NZ currency in an leavers, returning graduates and many businesses and the open market, leaves us prone effect of government minis- to imported high prices, high tries’ rightsizing programmes bank rates with little or no for efficiency purposes, have power to generate real growth led to what is referred to as the of our own.
‘Name suppression is a privilege’ Dear Editor, This letter is with regards to the two articles in your newspaper of Friday May 10 (‘Rape case suppression lifted’ and ‘Cannabis accused named’), where you report that Justice Judith Potter has lifted name suppression in cases where they should never have been granted in the first place, in my opinion. All three accused -- in fact all people committing a crime -are intelligent enough to know that, if caught, there will be
consequences. In the cases mentioned, their (good?) names will be known by everyone and they will be facing court cases. They know pretty well that, if convicted, their children and parents will suffer despite having nothing to do with the crime committed. The lifting of name suppression by Justice Judith Potter (with many years of bench experience) should be a timely reminder to our rather inexperienced lawyers and JPs, (headed by John Ken-
ning) that you just cannot expect to be given or handed out ‘name suppression’ like one hands out a lolly to a child. Being given name suppression is a privilege and it should be given only on very rare occasions. It should not be given to prevent the public at large from thinking that he/she, the accused, might be a crook, a criminal, a druggy, a rapist or whatever. You were accused of committing something unlawful, you
take the consequences like a man; which you obviously were not when the police came after you and rounded you up. My plea to lawyers and JPs is: try to apply the law as qualiied people like the most experienced Justice Potter does. No deviating from it, for whatever reason. Maybe we should ask the Justice to stay in Rarotonga for a year to teach our lawyers and JPs what the law is all about! No bush lawyer (Name and address supplied)
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One only needs to see the high level of mortgagee sales by the banks and real estate companies as a fall out. The existence of certain monopolistic businesses within our community also adds to the high cost of living. Better price control mechanisms need to be put in place to assist struggling families as prices are continuously rising, while real wages are static. I could go on and on but I think the message is made clear. We have some major
problems to deal with. These are not only purely economic but social, political and cultural as well. What we need now is a major stimulus project or value added industry such as the seabed mining or tourism infrastructural development to kick start our economy. However, like most things, this depends on the political will of government. Paul Raui Allsworth Atupa Rarotonga
Water needed for our people Dear Editor, I am surprised that Michael Henry (Community uses Aitutaki fishing club, May 8) has not noticed that I have been a regular letter writer to your newspaper since 2010. But, I thank Henry for trying to squabble over my previous letter -- it has attracted a strong following from our people back in Aitutaki. People will always have different interpretations of any scenario, and I do respect their views, whether I agree with them or not. But, democratically speaking, we all look at the world from different windows. It is overwhelmingly depreciative for Henry to even put weight on justifying the importance of his ishing club project. To go further and publicly announced my personal political interest is uncalled for. My solution is simple: which of these two projects has significant value to our people’s lives? Anyone with a bit of common sense will understand the merit in my argument on
the importance of water to our people. Around June 2012, while the Aitutaki airport project was on, I irst heard about the proposed Vaimaru water project. But almost 12 months later, we read about the ishing club in CI News. This is why I wrote about the prioritising of these projects. I am aware where this funding came from; what I am disappointed in is that all the effort should have been put towards the water project – something that’s a necessity for our people. Get that out of the way irst. Editor, we still have community halls in each village that are rarely used, only need a little bit of money to refurbish, and could be utilised for functions. Te tika ua ra taau taikuanga e, kua atorotoro ua atu au i te akau roa e tai epetoma, but am planning to move back to Aitutaki for good, “for there is no place like home”. Teuira Ka Ngatangiia
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Judge says law needs updating JUSTICE DAME JUDITH Potter
has just completed her irst twoweek sitting in the Cook Islands High Court and has enjoyed the experience. It is her irst visit as a judge to Rarotonga but she came for a holiday in 1994. “I’ve been looking forward to coming back. Over the last 20 years things have moved on a lot, but it still has the charm of a small community with many interesting people as part of the community.” “It’s wonderful that the sea and beautiful beaches are readily accessible by all. I’ve really enjoyed being warm – or too warm – these two weeks while New Zealand’s been having awful weather.” Potter was appointed as a judge of the Cook Islands High
Court in September last year after her retirement from the New Zealand High Court bench. “It’s compulsory retirement at 70,” she says, with a shake of the head. Potter has found the justice system largely the same as New Zealand’s, but in need of a legislation update. “Many statutes in New Zealand have been updated but have not been changed in the Cooks. I’m going back to my experience as a young lawyer rather than 15 years as a judge on the high court bench.” While Potter says she has not had enough experience with the Narcotics and Misuse of Drugs Act to make judgment on whether Cook Islands’ drug sentencing laws are outdated, she says there is a compelling
case for family law statutes to tainly not ready to slow down. As well as sitting on the Cook be refreshed. “In New Zealand, family law Islands High Court and Court has moved on rapidly. In Raro- of Appeal, she sits on the Pittonga, the law is in a time warp.” cairn Islands Court of Appeal, She noted the Internal Af- which last convened in Auckfairs children’s division is high land. She is part of a panel quality. commissioned by the “But the work of In New Anglican Church to these people and lawZealand, look at same sex relayers who work in this family tionships. area deserve updated law has She is also an inlegislation, as do memmoved on dependent assessor bers of the public who rapidly. In of Maori land claims come to the courts for Rarotonga, brought under the Mahelp.” Potter points out the law is in rine and Coastal Area the fundamental prin- a time warp. (Takutai Moana) Act. “I’m assessing eviciples of honesty and integrity remain intact within dence to see if there is a claim to be recognised. I’ll be spendthe justice system. While Potter turned 70 last ing lots of time on this over the August and has retired from the next few months.” The judge said she has enNew Zealand courts, she is cer-
joyed getting to know lawyers in the courtroom and the “hardworking” court staff during her two weeks in Rarotonga. Potter presided over several high-profile cases in her 15 years at the New Zealand High Court, including the manslaughter of aspiring Maori leader Hawea Vercoe and the murder of Dunedin woman Sophie Elliot. Last year, she also ruled police seizures of Kim Dotcom’s property illegal and awarded the internet tycoon monthly living expenses. In 1988 she was the first woman president of the New Zealand Law Society. She was appointed to the High Court bench in 1997 and subsequently sat on the Court of Appeal.
Justice Judith Potter believes Cook Islands family law needs to be updated. 13012203 At the start of the year she was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year honours list for her long services to the justice system. - CS
Is it a footpath or cycle lane? A SMOKE SIGNALLER texts to 188 in response to yesterday’s let-
ter to the editor ‘Safe cycling on Raro’ which gave thanks for the lanes marked in solid white on the sides of the new airport road “which allow us to walk and cycle in safety”. The smoke signaller writes: “Maybe the cyclists should also pay annual licences and warrants of itness for the privilege to use the roads. And by the way, the side lanes are footpaths, not cycle lanes.”
west direction, or about 196 degrees, with a long swell period of about 16-17 seconds (the time between successive waves). On Rarotonga the big surf should be seen from the Arorangi coast on the west, down to Titikaveka on the south side and across to Muri on the south east coast. Might be a good idea not to leave your canoe on the beach in these areas.
ON THE WILD SIDE “SWINGERS club in Raro? Wheesh eaa rai!” a smoke signaller
A SMOKE SIGNALLER writes: “I just wanted to say that I ended
up in hospital with friends of mine last week and had very attentive and caring treatment from Dr Puni. The Ministry of Health staff get a bit of a bad rap, so I wanted to pass on my thanks and conidence to this doctor.”
BIG SURF THOSE in Rarotonga and the more southerly islands of the Cooks
should see some impressive waves pounding the coral reef from early tomorrow afternoon, reaching maximum height a couple of hours after sunset tomorrow and lasting for about three days or so. The strong swell is the result of a storm thousands of km south of us. Surf websites say the swell will be from a south by
writes in response to Thursday’s smokie ‘That’s wacky’. “At irst I thought this was referring to the Rarotonga Golf Club in Nikao, but apparently not. Here’s a suggestion for the human rights police out there: Why don’t we trump New Zealand’s Marriage Equality (gay marriage) Act and redefine marriage AGAIN to protect the ‘human right’ to marry of these members of our community? Who knows, they may ind ‘love in this club’ and want to formalise their ‘love’ in marriage? Equal rights for all! Don’t hate, participate!” Another signaller writes: “Swingers on Da Rock, eh? How extreme is that?! Or are they from the Planet of the Apes?”
IT’S A TOUGH LIFE A SMOKE SIGNALLER sent in this post spotted on Facebook from
Man ined for cannabis possession A MAN caught with a small
amount of cannabis and a bong to smoke it received a hefty ine in the High Court yesterday. On April 11, police searched Joseph Cowan’s house in Matavera where they found a plastic drink bottle which had been made into a bong and dried cannabis, weighing about 1.15 grams. He told police they were
for his personal use. Cowan, 38, entered early guilty pleas to both. Cannabis possession attracts a maximum sentence of two years of prison or a $2000 ine. Possessing a bong carries up to ive years in prison or a $5000 ine. Crown lawyer Cheryl King said while drug offending is a serious problem in the community,
this offending is at the lower end of the scale. She recommended a probation term and a fine of around $800 to $1000. Defence counsel Charles Petero sought a fine in the range of $500 to $800. He said his client is able to pay the ine as he is currently working two building jobs. The judge said she had read
a number of references and presentence reports and noted Cowan is highly regarded by his peers and employers. Potter said he could expect a prison term should he be caught again. He was fined $800 and the utensil is to be destroyed. Court costs of $30 were also ordered. - Calida Smylie
a senior public agency employee that just proves the travel bug lifestyles they live: “Home Sweet Home for a little bit. 19 nights away, 17 in 5 hotels, 2 on planes. Asian hotels have amazing service, US restaurants have the best service…”
‘HE’S HARMLESS’ A SMOKE SIGNALLER texts to 188 about the man whose unusual habits have caught the eye of a number of people: “I saw the same Asian guy at the hospital. We spoke for a bit. He was there having a dressing changed on a nasty gash to his elbow that he received in a scooter accident. He explained to me that he is a Buddhist monk and speaks Chinese, Japanese and Spanish, and is travelling on an American passport. His manner and character were odd and he kept going on about his dislike of Hispanics and getting harassed by the police in Australia for begging. He seemed harmless and a little strange.” SS: That should be the last smokie about this visitor.
Smoke Signals Heard a funny real-life story or something out of the ordinary? Smoke Signals will be accepted by e-mail (smokesignals@ cookislandsnews.com), text to 188 or a phone call to the newsroom on 22999 You don’t have to pay any money and we don’t have to print your name. Please note that material that goes beyond the bounds of decent taste or is defamatory is not likely to be used. Don’t forget to give us your name and contact number in case we need to check details. All correspondence is conidential. Go on, smoke it!
ON THE STREET
- Briar Douglas
Opposition and Titikaveka MP Selina Napa has accused the government of only being interested in collecting air points. What do you think about overseas travel by members of government?
Junior Ngametua Puni Koronui
Atuatika Atuatika Keta Williams
Some of them when they travel extend their trip for personal reasons, and that’s not right. It’s not for them, it’s for the whole population.
We don’t really know what they’re doing. The travel could be for their own purpose.
It all depends what’s on the programme. You can’t do much from here – they need to go out and see where they can get help. But how often do you have to go out?
Instead of spending money on overseas travel they should be spending money on education, hospitals, people with disabilities, and on children.
They are travelling too much. They accumulate all these air points, and their airfares are sometimes paid by donors. They’re bringing very little back.
If the trip is worth it, and it’s bringing money and goods to the island, then that’s good. But if it’s for luxury or for a holiday, no.
If they need to travel, I don’t hear enough that’s okay. If they don’t – about government travel, stay in the country. where they’re going or what they do.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 cook Islands News
Olympic medallists visit college OLYMPIC rowing champions Mahe Drysdale and his iancée Juliette Haigh talked to Tereora College Students on Friday about the importance of setting goals. Drysdale, a five-time world champion in the single skulls who won gold representing New Zealand at the London Olympics last year, told students that hard work will help them achieve what they want in life. “It doesn’t have to be the Olympics. It doesn’t have to be sport. It can be any part of your life – if you set goals and work hard to achieve them, you can get there.” Drysdale said it took him years to excel at rowing. “When I was at school… there wasn’t a sport I was particu-
larly good at, but I got out and enjoyed myself. Even when I started rowing (at university), it wasn’t something I was naturally good at. It took me four years to really get into the sport.” Drysdale made it into the New Zealand rowing team in 2001, where he trained twice a day, six days a week for 11 months of the year. “That was when I found out what hard work really was. You don’t always feel like going out and rowing, but you know you’ve got to do that if you’re going to perform and you’re going to achieve.” Once his sights were set on winning gold, Drysdale set out to improve his rowing time during training. “I set higher goals, and I set
out to achieve them.” Haigh, who won a bronze medal at the London Olympics, said she too had not always excelled at rowing. “I rowed at school, but I never thought it would take me to the Olympics. I remember standing in the kichen (at home) and telling my mum I was too small to be a rower. “I was a bit of a late bloomer, but I finally began to excel at rowing. It took me three Olympics to win a medal.” Tereora College principal Bali Haque said the stories of the two Olympians can apply to achievement in all areas of life. “The message is about setting some goals and sticking with it.” - Briar Douglas
Dancing performances entertained the crowd at Tereora College. 13051022
Olympic champions Mahe Drysdale and Juliette Haigh. 13051027/28
Tree planting to celebrate nursing A TREE planting ceremony was
held yesterday to celebrate the hard work and achievement of nurses. Members of the Cook Islands Nurses Association (CINA) have been celebrating International Nurses Week since Sunday, including providing free health checks to the public on Wednesday. The tree-planting ceremony was held at the public health of-
ice for the irst time – planting ceremonies have taken place at the Rarotonga Hospital in previous years. CINA president Nga Manea said the ceremony acknowledges the contribution of nurses to the community. “They sellessly provide care to others in a high-stress environment. It’s a day for nurses to celebrate their profession and
take pride in their work.” Minister of Health Nandi Glassie and acting secretary of Health Dr Tikaka Henry also attended the event, and planted trees to mark the occasion. Members of the CINA will enjoy a picnic on the beach today, and a church ceremony on Sunday, as part of the close of the celebration of International Nurses’ Week. - BD
Members of CINA celebrated in style, in keeping with the pareu wear dress code. 13051015
Minister of Health Nandi Glassie plants a tree to celebrate International Nurses Week. 13051011/12/13
Saturday, May 11, 2013 cook Islands News
Seven ways to celebrate your mum AS MOTHER’S Day rolls around
again this Sunday, it is hard to not know it’s coming. Shop fronts, and advertisements by retailers and resorts showcase treats for your mother, from lowers to food to clothing. The celebration of Mother’s Day first began in the United States in 1908 when a woman, Anna Jarvis, held a memorial for her mother. Jarvis campaigned and succeeded in making Mother’s Day a recognised holiday in the US in 1914. The day was adopted by countries across the world and it has become part of the celebration of mothers that has occurred across the world over thousands of years, from Greek, Roman and early Christian times to today. So what is Mother’s Day really about? It is a chance to celebrate
and to show thanks for the love and care, for the things big and small that your mum does for you, for all those things that you may not notice but which make your life a happier place. Here are seven ways to celebrate the woman in your life - be it your mum, your mama or someone who cares for you everyday. 1. Start Mother’s Day early – give your mum a sleep in. 2. Breakfast in bed, be it toast or doughnuts or pawpaw and a cup of tea. Or take Mum out for breakfast at Tamarind House, which will be offering their usual wonderful breakfast range including eggs benedict on corn fritters, and is also open for lunch, with bookings essential. 3. Spend some time together as a family, going out for lunch or spend the afternoon at the
beach together. The Edgewater Spa and Resort are offering a special Mother’s Day buffet lunch, along with a Mother’s Day weekend special which includes accommodation, lunch and much more. 4. Treat your mum with a handmade card, chocolate, lowers or a big hug, or just a little peace and quiet. 5. Some new clothes or accessories for mum? City Style in Mana Court has 20 per cent off all stock and is open until 1.30pm on Saturday. 6. Last minute gift – Island Craft are open for orders up until late afternoon on Saturday, with gorgeous lowers and gift packs. 7. Give dad a hug too as chances are he will be the busy one this Sunday. - Rachel Smith
At Island Craft, Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year, with the shop open until late afternoon on Saturday to make up gorgeous bouquets for Mum.
Samantha Mettam, from City Style, where they have 20 per cent of all stock for their Mother’s Day sale. 13050901
Avarua celebrate Mother’s Day CHILDREN at Avarua School’s
ECE class spent their Friday morning creating gifts for their mums and mamas this week. “Every Mother’s Day we do something special,” says teacher Marise Henry with the children having a choice of activities this
year. All the children enjoyed a creative morning - an opportunity to show off their painting and gluing skills. Some chose to decorate a lower drawing with glitter and colourful pieces of pareu fabric, while others opted to make
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Saturday, May 11, 2013 cook Islands News
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kidsPAGE VIRTUeS the gifts within
Te Anoano Mataora
“If you give to charity, give without grudging; if you are a leader, lead with enthusiasm; if you help others in distress, do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:8 Enthusiasm means “God within.” It is being filled with spirit. enthusiasm is being cheerful and happy. it is doing something wholeheartedly, with zeal and eagerness – giving 100% to what you do, holding nothing back. Being enthusiastic is being excited about something, looking forward to it. It comes from having a positive attitude. When you are enthusiastic, you enjoy yourself. With enthusiasm, even the dullest job can be fun. i am practicing service when i… • Let myself enjoy looking forward to something • Think of imaginative ways to get things done • Do things wholeheartedly • Smile, laugh and enjoy what i do • Enjoy the wonders of life • Am full of spirit. I am full of enthusiasm. I look on the bright side. I give 100% to whatever I do. I use my imagination. I am open to the wonders in store for me today. firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Only some have come back’ These pieces of writing were submitted by school students as part of an Anzac Day essay and poem competition, sponsored by the New Zealand high Commission, the Cook Islands police, the RSA and the Ministry of Education. M.I.A Smell the dusty air, the dead are everywhere Bullets surround me so vivid and bright I am captivated by this gruesome ight. Our numbers drop Soldiers fall Hope is lost They drive us back like sheep to their death But our forces rally and we ight back They retreat We give a cheer Tears come into my eyes We’ve won the war Now for home What a surprise we see No cheers, no waves, no joyful crowds For only some have come back We know not what happened to the rest Just that they never returned. Anneka Brown, Year 8, Nukutere College
Dear Diary April 20, 2013 Dear diary, my name is Emma Wells. I am nine years old and I live in the suburbs of Wellington with my parents. Dad’s a
reserve soldier and a part-time school teacher. Mum is a librarian. In a few days’ time it will be Anzac Day. My friends and I always have a big party on Anzac day ‘cause none of the shops are open; I can’t wait. This year we’re going to a sleepover and at midnight we’re going to try and play the last post on Katie’s dad’s bugle. April 21, 2013 Dear Diary, today Eliza and Laura came over to help Dad and I with the programmes and poppies (Dad volunteered to do them) and afterwards we went out shopping at the mall for some little nic-nacs like lags for our Anzac day party. April 22, 2013 This afternoon Dad, Katie’s Dad, Katie and I all went out to the RSA to put up paper chains, wreaths and banners saying things like “lest we forget” and “remember the soldiers who lost their lives for us to live freely”. It was hard work but it was worth it for the hot chocolate we had afterwards. April 23, 2013 Today at school we watched a DVD about the Gallipoli landings and why we celebrate Anzac day. I learnt: • Winston Churchill planned the Gallipoli attack. • Turks were called Mehmets. • English soldiers were called Johnnies. • The Mehmets were on the cliffs with machine guns when the Johnnies landed on the beaches. • The irst Anzac day was April 30, 1915.
Children were an important part of the Anzac parades on April 25. 13042620 • Turkey later wanted NZ to know their soldiers were buried in a friendly country. April 24, 2013 Dear diary, tomorrow is Anzac day. I can’t wait. This afternoon we had Brownies. We played games in our sixes for 10 minutes then we all helped inish some banners we’re making for the Anzac day parade. Diary, I hope you understand I won’t be able to write tomorrow because of Anzac Day. April, 26, 2013 It’s a good thing the teachers are having a teachers’ only day at school because Katie, Laura
and Eliza are all sooo tired. Yesterday morning at about 5am we all went to the dawn service together then went to the R.S.A. for breakfast before the actual parade. It was a great parade and when we got to the RSA again there were a lot of speeches which were boring but meaningful. Later at home Eliza, Katie, Laura and I played truth or dare for an hour or two then gave each other makeovers. Before we went to bed I set my alarm (for 11 so we’d be ready to play the bugle by 12) then we went to bed. When my alarm woke us up at 11 o’clock we feasted on lollies then chatted
until five minutes to 12, then Katie showed them how to play the bugle at 12 exactly. Katie played us ‘The Last Post’. It was perfect, and I reckon it made us all think of the true meaning of Anzac Day because after we’d slept ‘till morning we had each had a dream about Gallipoli. Well, I think that’s all for today except, diary, I want you to know on the April 15 I saw Anzac Day as a day off school – now I see it as an important day which shaped the way we live today. By Beatrice Markwell Year 5 Apii Te Uki Ou
Saturday, May 11, 2013 cook Islands News
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Opera duet combine talent Opera in rarotonga celebrates the return of cook islands tenor accompanied by NZ Samoan rising star NOW IN its third year “Opera
in Rarotonga” is bringing back Cook Islands Pacific Tenor Bonaventure Allan Moetaua and combining his talents with rising star on the opera circuit- New Zealand born Samoan Mezzo Soprano Elisha Fa’i Hulton. “We are really excited to have Bonaventure back,” says Glenda Tuaine of Motone Productions. “When he performed in 2011 with Benjamin Makisi it was a truly stellar concert. This year with rising star Elisha Fa’i Hulton all I can say is wow!” Tuaine believes concert goers are in for a real treat this year. Motone productions with Crown Beach have changed the format of the event so it follows a more conventional concert production. Adding to that they have changed the venue to the beautiful beachfront creating a sunset opera delight with the lagoon and Paciic ocean as the backdrop – weather permitting with Oceans restaurant as the alternative option. Bonaventure Allan Moetaua performed for Motone in 2011
with the legendary Benjamin Makisi. Bonaventure completed his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Auckland in 2007. He was awarded the Iosefa Enari Scholarship award for the support and development of a Paciic Island opera singer in 2004, as well as University Cultural Blues Awards from 2004 to 2006. While at university, Bonaventure was a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir and in 2007 and 2008 was a inalist in the New Zealand Aria Competitions. Since graduating from university, Bonaventure has been working with Operatunity, and Class Act Opera, performing regularly around New Zealand. More recently Bonaventure has been touring throughout New Zealand performing in various concerts including the very well received Three Tenors and a Soprano which has gone on to tour multiple times in the past three years. In March 2013 Bonaventure also performed in Whaka-Aria Mai (Opera in Te Reo) for the
Cook Islands Paciic Tenor Bonaventure Allan Moetaua. Auckland Art’s Festival. New Zealand born Samoan, Elisha Fa’i-Hulton, is the Music Director of the Waiariki Academy of Singing and Music. Elisha holds a Bachelor of Music (performance) and a Post-Graduate Diploma with distinction (performance) from the University of Auckland. She attended the New Zealand Opera School in 2011 and 2012 and was the recipient of the 2012 Linda Wootten Memorial Scholarship, the 2011 Margot Lloyd Scholarship and 2009 Iosefa Enari Memorial Scholarship. Elisha placed 3rd at the 2011 New Zealand Aria competition. Elisha has been an operatic and oratorio soloist for major orchestras throughout New Zealand, and has performed
as a chorus member and soloist with the NBR New Zealand Opera Company. “Motone is set for another beautiful night of Opera,” says Maurice Newport, technical director of Motone Productions. “We have wanted to take this event to the waterfront for a long time and weather on our side this will be a setting that showcases the beauty of our island with the magic of professional performance.” Motone will again run the students workshop at Tereora College with Elisha and Bon teaching the students opera techniques and relaying their own personal stories about their performance journeys. “We are committed to making these workshops happen for our kids as we see so much
New Zealand born Samoan Mezzo Soprano Elisha Fa’i Hulton will combine with Cook Islands Paciic Tenor Bonaventure Allan Moetaua for another fabulous night of ‘Opera in Rarotonga’. 13051002 talent here that needs nurturing and access to artists who can become role models.” Motone has provided these workshops for the past 3 years and will continue to make sure these happen. “Who knows who will be our next opera star and for our kids to meet Bonaventure a Cook Islands star provides a truth to the fact you can do it if you are committed,” says Tuaine. The concert will be held on May Friday 31, June Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 from 6pm to 9pm. This year Motone Produc-
tions offers a reduced ticket price of $55 per person which includes a glass of bubbly and canapés on the beach on arrival. The dinner is no longer a part of the format with guests now able to order at intervals from a stunning Crown Beach a la carte concert menu that includes antipasti and tasting platters and a wine selection that compliments the evening. Tickets are on sale from The Cafe, Crown Beach Resort and Spa reception, Cook Island Coffee Company and Motone Productions on 55885 or 54461. - MW/Motone
Tribute concert for iconic stars
CROWN BEACH is set to be the venue for performers Sharron Nichols and Bernie Cook to give the audience a show of classic hits from the iconic stars Tina Turner, Shania Twain, Elvis and Neil Diamond. Sharron who now resides in Rarotonga with her husband Lex is excited to be bringing her successful cabaret show to Crown Beach’s Oceans restaurant on Saturday May 18 and Sunday 19. “I love performing and working with Bernie, he has the ability to make people re-
ally believe that Neil Diamond is in the room and for me performing Tina Turner is great fun with such dynamic songs from her and Shania Twain we give our audience a great night out,” says Sharron. Sharron’s singing career began in the 80s when she discovered her talent for country music. This led to her representing New Zealand in Nashville in the “Rising Star Showcases” and rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s leading country stars of today such as Keith Urban.
Sharron has toured this show and her Abba Tribute show extensively throughout New Zealand and Australia. Working with Bernie Cook who is based in New Zealand and has his own band “The Custodians of Rock” the two of them are looking forward to giving the Cook Islands audience the next best thing to the stars themselves. “This is another fun cabaret event for Crown Beach to host and promises to be an evening of singing and dancing to some of the most famous songs that we all know,” says Crown Beach
general manager Rohan Ellis. “We will be offering a special a la carte menu for the evening along with a fine selection of
beverages and of course our famous cocktails at reduced prices.” Dinner starts from 6.30pm
onwards with the show starting at 7.30pm. For tickets contact Crown Beach on 23953. - Motone
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Saturday, May 11, 2013 cook Islands News
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PUBLIC NOTICeS Cook Island Masters Rugby League Annual General Meeting When: Wednesday 15 May 2013. Venue: cILM Head Quarter. Time: 5.30pm Agenda 1. 2012 Minutes 2. President Report 3. Treasures Report 4. Elections of Oice bearers Secretary. 71078 /31668 /1931
Interested in joining a hiphop dance crew? 16yrs+. contact Nana at email@example.com 71193 / /2529
For the sake of your family
GET hELP Call AA - 55606
captain Dan Moreland and the crew of the three-masted barque, Picton castle, invite you all aboard to experience, and enjoy a day out on the ocean. Come along and ind out about the seafarer’s life, and get to have a special tour of the ship and her history. Our day sails will be on the 18 and the 19 of May 2013, only, from 1pm to 5pm and at a cost of $150 per person. For bookings, please call Hanalei on Ph 24536 or email hanalei @ paciicschooners.com
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The landowners of Te Tuingara S 6F3, Avana Tapere, are invited to a meeting at the Avana Meeting House at 6pm on Tuesday 14 May to consider a request to grant a new lease of 1/4 acre to Avana Fishing club. if you hold a power of attorney for absent owners, please bring this with you. 71136 / /1645
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Notice is hereby given for the 57th AGM of the Cook Islands Returned Services Association to be held at the cIRSA clubrooms. Saturday 18 May 2013 at 2pm. Agenda 1.Opening Prayer 2.Last Post 3.Previous Minutes 4.Presidents Report 5.Notices of Motion 6.Annual Accounts 7.Election of Oicers 8.General Business D. Dwane President. 71062 / /2350
Invitation to Bid Date 8 May 2013 Loan 2473-COO and 2739-COO: Avatiu Port Development Project Contract No. and Title CIPA-8: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SHED 3 Deadline for Submission of Bids 2pm on 5 June 2013 1. The GOVERNMENT OF THE COOK ISLANDS has received a Loan from the Asian Development Bank towards the cost of the AVATIU PORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT. Part of this loan will be used for payments under the contract named above. 2. The COOK ISLANDS PORTS AUTHORITY (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction and completion of: CIPA-8: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SHED 3 (“the Works”). 3. National Competitive Bidding is being conducted in accordance with ADB’s SingleStage, One envelope Bidding Procedure and is open to all eligible Bidders. 4. Only eligible bidders with the following key qualiications should participate in this bidding: • Access to, or availability of, inancial resources to meet the cash low requirement of the project. As a minimum the Tenderer must show that his resources, in terms of at least his latest year’s working capital and lines of credit, will be adequate to cover his Tender Price and current work commitments. • Evidence of past experience covering the scale and types of works required under this Project. • The Tenderer must demonstrate that it has ownership of or secured access to the following key equipment listed below: No.
Equipment Type and Characteristics
1 2 3 4 5
crane excavator Truck Cherry picker or manhoist compressor and concrete breakers
Min. Number required 1 1 1 1 1
Further Eligibility and Qualiication Criteria are outlined in the Tender Documents. 5. Interested Bidders may obtain further information from the Cook Islands Ports Authority from 8 May 2013 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday at the address indicated below. 6. To purchase a hard copy of the Engineering Drawing documents (in English), Bidders should apply to the address below and pay a non-refundable fee of NZ$20 made payable to the Cook Islands Ports Authority. Alternatively, Bidders may obtain a copy of the bidding documents free of charge by providing a lash drive to Cook Islands Ports Authority for the bidding documents to be downloaded to. 7. There will be no Pre-Bid meeting. Bidders may arrange with the Employer to visit the site. 8. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 2pm on the 5 June 2013. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Securing Declaration. (Refer ITB 19.) Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 2.30pm on the 5 June 2013 9. The Cook Islands Ports Authority will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of bids. ADDreSS DeTAilS mr bim Tou General manager Cook Islands Ports Authority Ara Tapu Avatiu, rarotonga Tel No +682 21921 Fax No+682 21191 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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RAROCARS A tender is hereby invited for the motor vehicle listed below: 1 x 2011 Zongzhen ZS125GY-10 Registration No: AAP306 Inspection can be arranged by contacting Andrew Reremoana on 22060, during the hours of 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday. The highest tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender will be closed on Monday 13 May 2013 at 2pm. 71116 / /1902
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TO: ThE LANDOWNERS OF ENUAVAI SEcTION 90I1, LOT 17 AND LOT 15, ARORANGI, RAROTONGA A meeting of the landowners in respect of the above lands will be held at the Ruaau meeting house in Arorangi on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at 5.30pm. Pursuant to deeds of lease dated 27 February 2006, two diferent landowners have given written notice exercising their right of irst refusal in respect of the proposed assignment of the leases. Would all landowners please attend the meeting for the purpose of determining which of these two landowners shall be entitled to exercise their right of irst refusal and proceed with the purchase of the leases on the above lands and also for the purposes of ixing rentals due pursuant to rental reviews under the two deeds of lease. Details may be obtained from charles Little at Little & Matysik P.c., cook Islands Lawyers, Avarua, Rarotonga, Tel 21619, Fax 21615 or email email@example.com
TAKITUMU TE VAKA TAUNGA! TE VAKA NIANIA O NGA ARIKI! Eaa te karakia a te Ui Tupuna e arangatu ei te Vaka o Tangiia; “Ka mou te oe! Ka oe ki mua” E reo kapiki ki to Takitumu Mei Taakarua ki Toreaiva e tei noo ki vao mai i nga koro. Tu mai ra e te Kau Taunga Tu mai ra e te au Tumu Korero Taokotai mai e te katoatoa Ka uipaanga tatou a teia aiai Ruirua ra 14 o Me, i te ora 7pm ki roto i te Are Apii Sabati o te Ngatangiia cIcc. Kia rauka tetai akapapuanga na tatou e ka akapeea tatou i teia Maeva Nui e tu mai nei. Takitumu e! Ka mou! Na te Aronga Mana e te Au Arataki o te Pupu Ura o te Vaka Takitumu.
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TUATUA AKAKITe Titikaveka Oire Clinics Mei tapere Tikioki ki Vaimaanga e uipaanga puapinga ta tatou a te Ruirua 14/05/2013, 5pm, Tititkaveka Sunday School Hall. Nooroa Moeroa President cI child Welfare Association. 71180 / /1931
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Araara Akakite Kite iti tangata Nukuroa i Rarotonga nei. Ka raveia ta tatou uipaanga mataiti (AGM) a te Rarua ra 14 no Me ite ora 5 ite aiai, ki to tatou ngutuare - Are Nukuroa i Marairenga. Au Tumu Manako 1. Ripoti a te chairman 2. Ripoti Moni 3. Ripoti o to tatou ngutuare 4. Ikianga Taoanga 5. Au manako keke No reira te pati ia atu nei te katoatoa kia tae mai Meitaki ranuinui Kumiti Akaaere. 71097 /31680 /1931
Request for Proposal Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning (MOIP) Te Mato Vai – Procurement of Water Metering Equipment (TMV002/13) The government of the cook islands (“CI Government”) is embarking on a multimillion dollar upgrade of the water supply system on Rarotonga, with the goal of delivering potable water, reliably, to all properties connected to the existing water supply network, by 2015. The CI Gov has formed “Te Mato Vai” – the Cook Islands Water Partnership with the governments of the People’s Republic of China and New Zealand to fund the upgrade. The Water Supply Upgrade will involve rehabilitation of 12 water intakes, creation of additional storage capacity, construction of treatment plants and replacement of all trunk mains, ring mains and local distribution to the boundaries of all properties served by the current network. To assist with the development of the Water Supply Master Plan for Rarotonga, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning (MOIP) invites responses for proposals (RFP) for the procurement of Water Metering Equipment. A hard copy of the RFP document including speciications can be collected during work hours from the MOIP oice in Arorangi or can be downloaded from the following website: www.procurement.gov.ck. For hard copies of the RFP, a non-refundable fee of $100 per copy is to be paid at the MOIP Oice in Arorangi prior to the receiving of the RFP, this fee does not apply to electronic copies of the RFP. RFP close at 3pm on Friday 17 May 2013 and must be submitted to the MOIP oice in Arorangi in hard copy inside a sealed envelope addressed to the: Acting Secretary Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning P O Box 102, Rarotonga and clearly marked with “Te Mato Vai – Procurement of Water Metering Equipment (TMV002/13)” and the Proposer’s name. Enquiries to: Tangi Taoro Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone +682 20321
Saturday, May 11, 2013 cook Islands News
Sunday 12 May 2013 God became Man in Jesus Christ - No other God but Him! 7.30am - children’s program with Minister Rebekah Daniel on radio Matariki 10am - No one too young or too old for Sunday School, ‘Sure Hope’ - 2 Peter 1:3. 11am - Worship - Pastor Marama Pere - come receive your healing and deliverance in Jesus Name! - fellowship luncheon - Alive for Jesus radio ministry with Minister Nane Vainepoto Papa. 1pm - church updating news with Brother Tangaroa Uea. 2.30pm - Fellowship and Bible session with inmates - Minister Rebekah. 4.30pm - Nothing but the Truth TV Ministry - due to public interest Marama’s healing testimony will be repeated. 7pm - Evening Hospitality Service - by the Apostolic Youth ‘Mother’s Day Special. Aere mai te katoatoa rava! Everyone most welcome! contact: Ministers Tangata Allen and Nga Kamana - 20645/71007 or 29347/20947/58315. Emails tallen@irstwindows. co.ck ngakamana61@gmail. com email@example.com Dial-A-Prayer 26777. 71184 / /1632
SeRVICeS hupa Fitness classes Welcome Ladies Every Monday and Wednesday. Start: 5pm, Papaaroa Hall, Titikaveka. 71187 /31699 /2679
has your drinking got out of control? Call 55606. 71085 / /2567
Delicious cakes for all occasions. Reasonable prices. Phone Fern 29015, 77555. 71089 / /2655
Pool Doctor * Water testing * chlorine * P.H down * Bufer Discounted rates FREE DELIVERY Phone Tony 56599.
VeHICLeS FOR SALe
For rent cheap basement storage secure private clean concrete loor 1dbl room & 1sml room. Ph 55325.
Carpenters tools skill saw drills nail gun, lock, screws etc. Phone 22411.
Nissan Sunny stationwagon 2001, $4500 ono. Phone 21671 or Mobile 55755.
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Boat 4.6m Stessco with console 60hp Yamaha outboard motor with trailer. Also includes latest Raymarine, Gps, depth and ish inger, eperb, life jackets, radio, bilge pump plus holder etc. Perfect condition $50,000. Phone 57027.
Subaru Impreza for sale. Must sell. Owner relocating. Phone 73171.
Chef Wanted Qualiied or experienced Chef (min 2 years preferred) required for our busy little cafe. Must have strong leadership qualities with the ability to work well as a team. Must be organised, punctual and hardworking. come and join our great team at the Koru cafe, Aitutaki. Accommodation available. Minimum 3 month contract, with the ability to extend to permanent full-time for the right person. Please forward your cV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
2 bedroom beachside home, partly furnished, $250 per week. For enquiries phone 20270 or 51542. 71188 /31698 /1931
Newly painted, partly furnished, spacious 1 bedroom lat with carport in Muri. Phone 24922/72545. 70886 / /1903
3 Bedroom plus sleep out modern house furnished. Takuvaine long term, $375 week. call Don after 3pm 26039. 71044 /31659 /1931
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ReAL eSTATe 1/4 acre section inland 60yrs, incl. Power/water/phone connections. Phone 55144. 71091 / /1757
FOR ReNT Bedroom, semi furnished unit. Akaoa Arorangi $180 per week. Long term. Phone 55187, 20777. 71160 /30766 /1931
Aitutaki holiday home Accommodating up to 4 people at $75 per night. Contact 71726 or email@example.com 70611 /31478 /1931
Share large house with 2 others 1 bedroom $90 per week. Phone 78151. 71173 /31694 /1931
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Crown Canopy to it Nissan D22 Double cab 4WD, new $1000 ono. Nissan D22 Tufdeks new $100. Ph 22055 71172 / /1916
1 x Siruba 767k-516M2 Industrial 6-thread overlocker safety stitch machine on hard stand (same beneits as the Juki) at $1900 ONO ph 51640. 71186 /31701 /1931
Yamaha road bike, 225cc, WOF & rego, $1500. Phone 20804. 71147 /31689 /1931
MOTHeR’S DAy MY hAIR & BEAUTY ‘’Grab a Treat’’ Mothers day gift vouchers $50, $75 or $95. Phone 23933 or email myspa@ oyster.net.ck
Open Sunday to Thursday 9:00am to 2:30pm Staf required for busy cafe. On the job training provided. Good hourly rate + staf meals. Must be available Sundays. Phone 20020 / 51051. 71150 / /1852
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SITUATIONS VACANT Areara section 12A, Matavera, Rarotonga (1,118m2) With 37 years remaining on lease located on the main road of Matavera village on the inland side. It has a three bedroom block with front and back verandah. Genuine enquiries only phone Metua Jacob on 29341 ext 816 at our BCI Oice. Written ofers to be addressed to the Managing Director no later than 30 May 2013. 71141 / /1655
FOR SALe Taro manaura at $100, 25kg bag. Ducks for sale. Ring 74049. 71082 /31674 /1931
Orchid special, buy 4 blooming phalaenopsis @ $25 per pot and get one free. Ring 23548 also open on Sunday. 71040 /31410 /2397
PERSONAL FINANCE ASSOCIATE
Customer Services Representative Telecom Cook Islands is looking for a dynamic person to join our Customer Services Team. This provides an exciting opportunity for someone who is wanting to start a career in the Telecommunications Industry. If you have a strong customer service and communication skills, a positive person who is open and honest, and conident to go after your goals, then send a covering letter and your CV to Mere Moeauri, Customer Services manager, Telecom cook islands, PO box 106, Avarua. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
bci has a position available for an ambitious person to start your CAREER in Lending. We’re looking for someone who is responsible with professional work ethics, and has great interpersonal and communication skills, to join our dynamic and energetic team. Experience in banking is a plus but training will be ofered to the right candidate. Reporting to a Personal Finance Advisor, you will support the administration of a high quality credit portfolio and deliver outstanding customer service. If this opportunity is for you, please submit your application and current CV to Ron Patia by midday Friday 17 May 2013. Applications citing “Vacancy-Personal Finance Associate” may be emailed to ron.patia@bci. co.ck or delivered to Ron Patia, BCI House, Avarua. A copy of the job description can be obtained from Ron by email.
Applications close 4pm, Wednesday 15 May 2013.
home gym ‘’York’’ 3 pieces, $1500. Phone 20804. 71146 /31689 /1931
King size bed, cane head board and 2 cane bedside table, 1 concrete wheelbarrow. Phone 54688. 71159 /31019 /1931
PUBLIC NOTICeS MINISTRY OF MARINE RESOURCES (MMR)
Project Manager & Pearl Biologist
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Self Storage Raro U Store it!! -Secure & Private -Short or Long term -For oice, Shop or Home Storage. Phone 22188 or 26189. Email beach@moanasands. co.ck
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Cook Islands Family Welfare Association (Incorporated) A member of the international Planned Parenthood Federation Malaysia ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday 14 May 2013 @4.30pm at CIFWA oice AGeNDA • Adoption of AGM Minutes, 28 June 2012 • Presidents Report • Treasurer’s Report • Adoption of Audit Report 2012 • Executive Director’s report • Election of Oice bearers • Other matters All members and intending members are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Applications are invited for two project positions funded under the eU-SPc Global climate change Alliance project implemented by the MMR. The project aims to improve the resilience of pearl farming and inshore isheries to climate change, focusing on vulnerable atolls of the Cook Islands. (2) Project Manager: based in Rarotonga with responsibility for overseeing the daily work programme and including: • Administration and co-ordination of project related activities • Communication tools and public awareness strategies for stakeholders • Feasibility studies of future livelihood opportunities for vulnerable communities • Resource management plans and compliance structures • Special projects as directed by the Secretary (1) Pearl Biologist: based in Manihiki, with the responsibility for monitoring of pearl farming activities and providing technical advice: • Multi-disciplinary climate related sciences, coral reef monitoring, GIS surveys, water quality, coastal hydrology and oceanography and pearl biology • Advising pearl farmers on environmental management and husbandry practices • Participate in public awareness programmes, training and outreach, liaison as needed • Special projects as directed by the Secretary This position will be for a 2 year term contract basis. Please contact Uirangi bishop for further information and a job description, email U.Bishop@mmr.gov.ck ph 28730. Provide a CV with the completed application, addressed to the Secretary, PO Box 85, Rarotonga, email email@example.com Applications close on Friday 17 May 2013. 70950
Lead Tutors (3 Positions) Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute The Ministry of Education seeks outstanding people with the required experience and qualiications to be part of leading the development of training in the cook islands and to ill three important leadership positions in the new Tertiary Training Institute. Under the leadership of the Director these positions will direct the operations of the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute. - Lead Tutor Quality Assurance: will be responsible for educational quality assurance and new programme development. Knowledge of quality assurance in education and educational innovation essential. - Lead Tutor Trades: responsible for the management and delivery of trades related courses and liaison with trade related industries and employers. Signiicant experience and qualiications in related industry and in industry training. - Lead Tutor Hospitality and Tourism: responsible for the management of Hospitality and Tourism courses and liaison with hospitality and tourism industry and employers. Signiicant experience and qualiications in related industry and in industry training. This is a rare opportunity to join an organisation in its start up phase and be part of shaping its early development. Applications close on Tuesday 21 May 2013. Application packs, with job description are available from the Ministry in Nikao or at www.education.gov.ck completed forms with cover letter, CV and references should be sent to: Director - Hrm Division Ministry of Education PO Box 97 rarotonga cook islands Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 11, 2013 cook Islands News
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SITUATIONS VACANT Cafe crew WANTED Full or Part-time required for Garden cafe in Titikaveka. Must be willing to work weekends and evenings. Own transport a must. Please text or call 55339. 71190 / /1987
VACANCY - \MINISTRY OF JUSTICE A vacancy exists within the Ministry of Justice for: * Prison Oicer Rarotonga * Deputy Registrar (criminal & civil) Rarotonga Job descriptions are available on request at the corporate Division of the Ministry of Justice in Avarua, Rarotonga. Applications for the above vacancies should be addressed to: The Secretary (vacancy) Ministry of Justice PO Box 111, RAROTONGA Or via email to email@example.com Applications will close on Friday 17 May 2013 @ 4pm. 71076 / /1796
Vacancy - technical Oicer The cook Islands Investment corporation is responsible for the management of Government property throughout the cook Islands. The corporation is seeking an experienced Civil/ Structural Engineer to join the team as a Technical Oicer. The incumbent will provide engineering expertise for asset management and maintenance programmes, and manage the delivery of various projects. The successful applicant will possess, at a minimum: - a tertiary qualiication in engineering, majoring in civil. - ive years unsupervised and relevant work experience - project management knowledge and experience - working knowledge using AutocAD This is a two (2) year contract with the possibility of an extension. Salary negotiable. A copy of the Job Description can be obtained from the cIIc oice, or by email to Anne. firstname.lastname@example.org cover letter and cV to be submitted to: cook Islands Investment corporation MFEM Building Avarua By 9am, Friday 17 May 2013. 71043 / /1948
Te Kainga O Pa Taunga Mental Health & Wellbeing centre. Te Kainga O Pa Taunga has vacancies for the following new positions: -Part-time Admin & Accounts Oicer (1 position) - Part-time Support Worker (2 positions) Applicants should have at least 2 years experience in the area of Mental Health and Elderly care. Experience with Arts and craft, teaching life skills and Psychosocial Rehabilitation activities would be an advantage. Applicants must also hold a current cook Islands Driver’s license. Applications close 4pm 17 May 2013. A full job description can be collected from our oice in Panama or via email email@example.com Please forward your covering letter and cV to: Te Kainga O Pa Taunga Mental Health Trust PO Box 3260 Avarua Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ck 71087 /31678 /1835
Te Ipukarea Society requires 2 x half time staf (15 to 20 hrs per week each) to assist with the cook Islands Marine Park Project. Enthusiastic Executive Administration Assistant. This is a half time position, may suit a school leaver looking for a start in the Environment and Conservation sector, or an experienced person requiring a lexible schedule. Finance officer, with book keeping, audit, and/or accounting software experience. May suit a qualified person who appreciates a flexible schedule. Applications from candidates capable of fulilling both positions, working on a full-time basis, will also be considered. Requests for terms of reference and applications with a cover letter and accompanying cV should be sent te.ipukare a .society.inc@ gmail.com Phone 21144. Applications close Wednesday May 15, 2013. 70923 / /1931
Cutter/Sewer Urgently wanted. Please submit application with updated cV. PO Box 696, Rarotonga. 70909 /31524 /1931
Vacancy - archives Oicer The Ministry of cultural Development is looking for a motivated and dedicated team member to apply for the Archives Oicer role in the Archives Division. For the full job description please contact George Paniani on 24493, 72551 or email email@example.com applications close on Friday 24 May 2013 @ 12 noon and should be addressed to: Archives Manager Ministry of Culture, PO Box 8 Rarotonga, cook Islands. 71167 / /1891
teaching Staf Applications are invited from qualiied and motivated teachers for the following position: 1.Senior Primary School Teacher: Avarua School Applications close on Friday 17 May 2013. Application packs are available from the Ministry or at www.education. gov.ck and completed forms with cV and references should be sent to: Director - HRM Division Ministry of Education PO Box 97 Rarotonga cook Islands Email vacancy@education. gov.ck 71110 / /1795
Wedding & Sales Co-ordinator This part-time position requires someone with exceptional organisational & written/oral communication skills, is well presented, reliable, honest and can arrange an event for 100 guests. Experience is not essential. Knowledge of hotel reservation systems is advantageous. Requires working weekends and nights. contact Jane on ph 22779 Ext 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 71123 / /2293
Shop Assistant Full time sales assistant required to start immediately. Must be conident, self motivated, good presentation, honest, able to multitask, computer literate, committed to have a long career with the company, own transport and able to speak cook Island Maori would be an advantage. To apply please forward your CV to email@example.com or drop it of to Tatiana at our Oice. Close date: Friday 17/05/2013. 71133 / /1884
Concrete Systems Ltd is looking to employ 1 x Machine Operator/Drivers. Must be competent operating at least two of the following: 5 tonne Digger Skid steer Loader Batching Plant Loader Concrete Ready Mix Truck Ring 20375 for interview. 71139 / /2295
Senior housekeeper required to join our vibrant and motivated team. Experience essential along with attention to detail and impeccable work ethic. You will be required to drive the team and drive our very high standards. Excellent remuneration and conditions for the right candidate. Please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Loren on 54104.
Oice of the prime Minister DIRECTOR The Oice of the Prime Minister (OPM) has a vacancy for a Director within our central Policy and Planning Oice (CPPO). The director will be responsible for providing operational leadership and quality policy and planning guidance to support national planning at all level; facilitating regional and international development programmess and accomplish our national reporting commitments and developing, managing and providing oversight for the work programmes of this division. Submit a written application with your cV, addressed to Mrs Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, chief of Staf, by 1pm Friday 17 May 2013. Email email@example.com. ck or deliver to the oice. Call 29300 ext 801 for the JD, or download from www.pmoice. gov.ck 70906 /31521 /1842
Apii Te Uki Ou invites applications from qualiied and experienced teachers with relevant qualiications for a Classroom Teacher position. Applications close Monday 20 May. Please email cV & references to firstname.lastname@example.org 71072 / /1952
Front of House Staf wanted Experienced Front of House staf required. Must have a great smile, good communication skills and be customer focused. come and join our great team at the Koru cafe, Aitutaki. Accommodation available. Minimum 3 month contract, with the ability to extend to permanent full-time for the right person. Please forward your cV and covering letter to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon! 70883 /31510 /1931
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Waiter or waitress required. 5 nights. Phone Albertos Restaurant 23597.
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Retail Manager raromart now requires an experienced manager to take charge of our busy and rapidly expanding shop. The successful applicant should have a proven history of possessing the following skills. 1. Good staf management skills adopting a irm but fair policy. A person who can lead by example 2. A lair for retail display 3. A well organised person who can prioritise tasks correctly 4. The ability to deal with customers at all levels 5. A lair for sales and marketing 6. The ability to arrange good and efective ads on TV, radio and newspaper 7. A good all round knowledge and interest in the products sold by Raromart 8. Ability to deal with business owners regarding our stock and their requirements This is a career position and we are looking for someone who can successfully implement the expansion projects that we have planned for Raromart over the next 24 months. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
29th September 1953 – 12 May 2012 To Tareu who was a wonderful husband, Father and Friend. We Miss you heaps and will always love you. Joan Chris & Teariki
MĀARA`ARA`ANGA I A MAMA
2 September 1937 – 12 May 2012
vaine kua akangaroi E metua vaine kua ngaro ke E vouvou mama kua akaruke mai Kua akangaroi i te tavinianga Kua ngaro ke tei ngaki ia matou Kua akaruke mai tei inangaroia e matou Akatavini koe i toou ora`anga i te utuutuanga ia matou e ora nei E papa mātūtū koe no to matou ora`anga Kare e akameitakianga e rava no tā`au i rave Kare katoa e peke kia tutaki`ia Apopo, ka ta’i mata’iti i toou takake’anga Te mii nei, te ma`ara`ara nei to te ngutuare Te mataora katoa nei i te mea kua akangaro’i koe ki roto i te Mesia Kare e manamanatā e kare e ro’iro’i akaou Ei Pārataito tatou `ārāvei ei Mā`ara`ara`ia e NgatokoRongo Anau tamariki, Are `unōnga, Ai utaro, Au ina e te Kopu tangata
MRS TUAINE UKA 80yrs old
Born 27.11.1932 – 20.04.2013 Proverbs 31: 29
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all”. BEREAVEMENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT To all our dear friends, families, church groups, work colleagues and individuals from around and far who has comforted us during our time of grief, we just want to say a very big MEITAKI MAATA to you all. Your love to our family shone through the envelopes, food, cards, and lowers that we received. Ruth 1: 8 ……”May the Lord reward you for your kindness”.
Sincere appreciation and gratitude to:
- Dr Aung and your staffs for the best care given to mum - Brother Peter Taivairanga & Sister Elizabeth for your personal ministry to the family - George Rere family and workers and your sincere contributions - Tina Matapo family for your generous help with the tents, tables & chairs. - Dennis and Adrian for the sound systems - Taneao and Pero for the lights - Ngatokoa Terepo (Tuna) for beautifying mum’s grave - Sister Elise Napaa and family for the lovely Tongan mat - Pr Teina Taivairanga and Pr Hosea Hosea for the comforting words during the family service and at mum’s grave - Mama Vika and Mama Mino for your endless devotedness to mum - Aunty Emily and Aunty Arii from NZ and Uncle Ta from Mangaia - Those of you who have visited mum throughout her time of sickness for a chat and sharing, and to those whom we have not mentioned but we know who you are.. May God richly bless you all and your families. Acts 23:3 ……”In every way and everywhere we accept this with all gratitude”. Mum, you have been our pillar of strength from day to day and your memories will always remain in our hearts. We are so blessed to have you mum and we rejoice in knowing that we will see you again in the morning. Rest in Peace until then, From all your children, grand and great grand, in-laws, your sisters/sister in-law, brother, nieces and nephews, and your two caregivers, Mama Mino and Mama Vika Revelation 14:13….”Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on….Yes, says the spirit, they will rest from their labor for their deeds will follow them”…Amen
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Saturday, May 11, 2013 cook Islands News
Saturday, May 11, 2013 cook Islands News
Flight Times | Voyage details FROM ARRIVES
SAturdAy mAy 11 VA163/162 AKL 12.50AM NZ60/47 SYD 7.05AM NZ18 AKL 10.35PM Sunday mAy 12 NZ46/45 AKL 5.15PM NZ748/749 AKL 1.25AM
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Forecast Map 2pm Saturday
Situation: An easterly wind low prevails over Southern Cooks. A weak trough of low pressure remains slow moving over Northern Cooks. meanwhile, an east to northeast wind low prevails over the group. Forecast to midnight for the Southern Cooks: Fine apart from brief showers. Moderate east to southeast winds. Moderate to rough seas. Further outlook: Brief showers. For Rarotonga: Fine apart from brief showers. Further outlook: Rain. For the Northern Cooks: Cloudy periods with some showers and possible thunderstorms over most places. Moderate east to northeast winds. Moderate seas. Further outlook: Cloudy periods with some showers.
TIARE MOANA 09 - ETD AUCK 27/05, ETA RARO 02/06, ETA AITUTAKI 04/06
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Outer Islands Weather Outlook Saturday, May 11, 2013
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Sun Set 6.10PM
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Saturday, May 11, 2013 cook Islands News
Te Aito generates new energy
Last games before league play off TODAY’S two premier rugby league grade matches at Victoria Park and the Avatiu Swamp are both worthy of main game status and are the inal games of the round competition. The season heads in to the play offs next weekend with a number of age grade matches set to be played mid-week. At Victoria Park – the Tupapa Panthers will play hosts to the Arorangi Bears premier league grade. The youthful Bears team look like they have been in development mode this season and are 5th on the points table heading in to today’s game. The team have had a mixed performance this year and will no doubt want to put on their best performance today against second placed team the Tupapa Panthers. The Panthers have had a steady season and will no doubt be in their usual classy form today.
On their home ground and in front of their vocal supporters – they will no doubt pull out all the stops against the Bears. Meanwhile sparks are sure to fly at the Avatiu Swamp today where rivals the Avatiu Eels and Ngatangiia Sea Eagles will go head to head. The Eels have been the top side all season and fans can expect another top performance by the team at the Swamp. The Sea Eagles too have had a mixed season but having made it in to the top four ahead of next weekend’s playoffs – you can bet they will use this game to iron out the chinks of their game. Whoever you support – get to the two ields and cheer your team on. Age grade games between various clubs kick off games at both venues starting at 12pm with the under 12 division. The premier league grade match at Victoria Park kicks off at 4pm and at the Swamp – the
premier grade match is scheduled to get underway at 4.30pm. - Matariki Wilson Saturday May 11 at Victoria Park – 12.00pm-Under 12 Panthers vs Bears, Ref-club coaches and supporters, 1.00pm-Under 14 Panthers vs Bears, Ref-J.Hosking assisted by club officials, 2.00pm-Under 19 Panthers vs Warriors, Ref-N.Tou assisted by M.Une/J.Murray, 3.30pmReserves vs Sea Eagles, Ref-A.Emile assisted by J.Murray/ J.Hosking, 4.00pm-Premiers Panthers vs Bears, Ref-M.Une assisted by A.Emile/N. Tou, (Sub Oficials-S.Teiotu). Saturday May 11 at the Avatiu Swamp – 12.00pm-Under 12 Bulldogs vs Sea Eagles, Ref-club coaches assisted by club oficials, 1.00pm-Under 14 Eels vs Sea Eagles, Ref-B.Bishop assisted by Club Oficials, 2.00pmUnder 16 Eels vs Sea Eagles, Ref-T. Tuakana assisted by B.Bishop/P. Mitchell, 3.30pm-Under 19 Eels vs Bears, Ref-T.Manea assisted by P.Ngaroi/P.Mitchell, 4.30pm-Premiers Eels vs Sea Eagles, Ref-S.Willis assisted by T.Manea/T.Tuakana, (sub oficial-P.Ngaroi).
Daniel Toa and the Ngatangiia Sea Eagles will head to the Avatiu Swamp to take on the top of the table Eels today at 4.30pm. 13051030
Triathlon on today Young netballers on court
MOTORISTS are asked to be mindful on the roads today as local and visiting triathletes take part in the annual International Triathlon which will see the cycling leg of the multi discipline sport cover the entire island. The Olympic distance triathlon course will see some 120 athletes gather at Nukupure Park in Ngatangiia this afternoon for the 2pm start of the race which will include a 1.5km swim leg across Muri lagoon, 41km cycle leg around the entire island and a loop of the hospital hill and airport circuit and ending with a 10km run through the Vaka Takitumu. To warm up for today’s event and to mark the start of the triathlon week – 48 swimmers took on the Trader Jacks sponsored boiler swim at Avarua harbour
where defending International Triathlon champion Stephen Farrell won the race in 10.28 followed by local girls Vanessa Woodger and Kelly Pick and second male home Carlswell
Bain.Third male home and 5th overall was local paddler John Beasley. Nukupure Park, where the tri transition point is, will be the best spot to watch the race. - Matariki Wilson
Watch out for International Triathlon athletes on the roads this afternoon with the race set to start at 2pm from Nukupure Park in Ngatangiia. 13030352
FUTURE netball stars open up today’s round of games at the Telecom Sports Arena. Games start at 11 o’clock this morning in the under 8 division where the Avatiu baby Eels will take on the Arorangi baby Bears on court one. The large baby Eels contingent will play a second game against the baby Ngatangiia Sea Eagles. The Titikaveka mini Pearls are set to take on the Tupapa baby Panthers. Even if you don’t have a daughter, niece or granddaughter in this grade – it is a fantastic spectacle to see little babes get into their netball. Some have impressively advanced skills for their age while others just get a kick out of wearing a team uniform and
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waving to family in the stands. It’s certainly a fabulous way to ease in to watching netball for the rest of the day. After the babes, the under 10 division teams will take to the courts where games are just as enjoyable to watch. Under 12 netballers take their games a bit more seriously and put on ine displays of netball before the under 15 grade teams hit the courts with lare and attitude. The junior open division is always a great grade to watch as the young ladies are certainly tomorrow’s national netball team with some even having a go in their club’s premier grades for experience. The reserve grade matches are feisty and the premier grade teams carry their club pride on
their shoulders. In your busy schedule – make time to check out the netball and support the code at the Telecom Sports Arena in Nikao. - Matariki Wilson Today’s draw – 11:30am on court oneunder 10 Takuvaine vs Ngatangiia, 11:30am under 10 Titikaveka vs Tupapa, 12:00pm on court one-under 10 Avatiu vs Arorangi, 12:00pm on court two-under 12 Takuvaine vs Ngatangiia, 12:35pm on court one-under 12 Avatiu vs Arorangi, 12:35pm on court two-under 12 Titikaveka vs Tupapa, 1:25pm on court one-under 15 Avatiu vs Arorangi, 1:25pm on court one-under 15 Titikaveka vs Tupapa, 2:15pm on court one-junior open Avatiu vs Arorangi, 2:15pm on court two-junior open Titikaveka vs Tupapa, 3:20pm on court one Reserves Avatiu vs Arorangi, 3:20pm on court two-Reserves Titikaveka vs Tupapa, 4.35pm on court one-Premier Avatiu vs Arorangi, 4:35pm Premier Titikaveka vs Tupapa.