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‘Be safe during Te Maeva Nui’
‘Celebration’ at The Art Studio
aS tHe nation celebrates te Maeva nui this week, police are asking the public to be safe and enjoy the festivities. Police are warning the public to be mindful of leaving homes, accommodation and premises unlocked including vehicles this week. “ensure you do not become a victim of a crime,” cautions inspector Johnny Hosking. a concerned neighbour reported a sighting of a male entering a residence in avana at about 8pm on Friday night. information received by police did not enable them to identify the person or vehicle and investigations are continuing. the police are concerned with the number of reports of sightings of a person or persons entering others properties during the day and night. “We ask the community to be more vigilant and take down as much information as possible to assist the police in the identity of person or persons. Please do contact the police,” says Hosking.
to help police identify a person the public is urged to note down clothing worn, vehicle type, vehicle number plate and colour, and anything unusual about the person. a motor vehicle crash was reported in the early hours of Saturday morning on the back road in tupapa. alcohol is alleged to be a contributing factor. the driver of the vehicle received injuries and police investigations are continuing as it was alleged the driver lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. a 22 year old man from tupapa was arrested after undergoing a breathalyzer test this weekend. it was alleged he had been drinking and then drove his motorcycle on the main road in avarua on Saturday morning where was stopped by the police. the man will be appearing in the High Court on thursday. “be safe and enjoy the festive celebrations as crime is everyone’s responsibility,” says Hosking. - HG
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Day and a gallery makeover is the incentive behind the exhibition opening today at the art Studio. the ‘Celebration’ exhibition is the first for the gallery this year. the group show will feature 13 local artists, alongside international pieces. Owner Kay george says that
the artists are able to do what they like, in terms of the art works they produce. three pieces from tauranga artist Memphis robson-Frentz will be on show, including the piece featured on the invitation which has the Queen wearing an ei katu and tipani earrings. Sylvia Marsters and niki
Hasting-McFall, both of whom have exhibited in rarotonga previously, will also be part of ‘Celebration.’ Cinews photojournalist Matariki Wilson is showcasing te Maeva nui culture in her contribution to the exhibition. Wilson will be out this week capturing another year of the best of te Maeva nui in photographs for
Cinews readers. Pictured is George with guest artist Robson-Frentz in front of one of her works. Check out the ‘Celebration’ exhibition in arorangi to get into the spirit of te Maeva nui. gallery opening hours are from 10am to 5pm. - Rachel Smith
Superfund case in September tHe PreCeDent-setting Cook
islands superannuation case has been adjourned until September. a hearing last week, described earlier by Justice Sir Hugh Williams as a pleading hearing about timetabling and discovery
arnold is arguing the documents his party seeks are relevant and it can’t proceed without them. the Crown, represented by solicitor-general Kim Saunders, are opposing the application,
for the case, struck a roadblock over an issue relating to documents sought by defence lawyer tim arnold. Discovery is described as the process of accumulating all relevant evidence for the case.
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questioning the relevance of the documents. Chief Justice tom Weston will pursue the matter further in September when the case is scheduled to resume. - Emmanuel Samoglou
tHe WiFe of a regular cannabis user has been praised for reporting her husband to authorities. Justice Sir Hugh Williams sentenced avatiu man akatauira John, 31, on Friday for possession of a bong. both Justice Williams and the Crown noted the action amidst the rise in cannabis related offending. “Your wife must be praised for taking action… she wanted you to change your habits and had no alternative except to go to police,” he said. John, a machine operator for PtS Plumbing, was charged for the possession of a utensil after his wife of six years took the make-shift bong to police on June 17. after a search warrant was made, police found two more bongs in the Johns’ home. He admitted at the time all were
his and that he receives cannabis from his cousin. Justice Sir Hugh Williams said that John was fortunate he was only facing one charge, due to there being no analysis of the bongs for cannabis residue and police not charging him for possession of the extra two. noting an early plea, a good reference from his boss and Johns’ self-election to attend counselling, Justice Williams sentenced him to 12 months supervision with the first six months in community service, adding that he must not consume any illicit drugs and continue counselling. He then added that the sentence was an exceptional result and no one else should take comfort in his decision. the maximum penalty for possession of a utensil is 5 years prison. - Merita Wi-Kaitaia
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worldneWS nuti no teia nei aO Sueing casino for lost money A US man has sued a casino after he was robbed at gunpoint of thousands of dollars of blackjack winnings at his home later. The man claims two armed men entered his bedroom and demanded $35,800. He says the casino should have paid him by cheque and failed to keep his address and personal information confidential. After winning at the blackjack tables the cashier gave him his winnings in $100 bills and wrote down his address from his driving licence and held up a piece of paper for conirmation. The casino argue the man lost the money because of “his own negligence”.
‘Take it to the streets’ Pope inspires Catholic youth at huge Copacabana beach party riO De JaneirO – Pope Fran-
cis has closed the biggest-ever roman Catholic youth festival with a Mass on brazil’s Copacabana beach. More than three million people are estimated to have gathered for the service in the city of rio de Janeiro. Many of the pilgrims had slept on the beach after attending an all-night vigil, which Pope Francis also led. Sunday’s ceremony marks the end of the Pope’s ive-day visit to brazil.
world brieFS DRIVER COULD NOT SLOW TRAIN DOWN SPAIN – A witness says the driver of a train which derailed in Spain killing 79 people told him minutes after the crash that he was going fast and could not brake. The witness said he spoke to the driver as he was rescued from the wreckage.”He said he had to brake to 80kmh and couldn’t, that he was going too fast. He kept saying ‘I want to die! I want to die! I don’t want to see this.” Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said on Saturday that Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, faced possible charges of reckless homicide. A passenger on the train said just before the crash the display panel in her carriage showed it was travelling at 200kmh, more than double the 80kmh speed limit for that section of track
ELECTIONS WILL EXTEND HUN SEN’S RULE cAMBODIA – cambodians are voting in elections expected to extend the rule of prime minister Hun Sen who’s been in power for the past 28 years. His cambodia People’s Party (cPP) faces an opposition led by Sam Rainsy, back from self-imposed exile after a royal pardon in July. Rainsy himself is not eligible to stand, but his recent return has strengthened the opposition’s campaign. More than nine million people are expected to cast their votes. Hun Sen, 60, is one of Asia’s longest-serving leaders, and has expressed the desire to stay in power for another decade. The cPP, which enjoys considerable support in the countryside, currently has 90 of the 123 seats in parliament and has been increasing its majority over the years.
60TH ANNIVERSARY OF KOREAN ARMISTICE KOREAN PENINSULA– North and South Korea have separately marked the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. State TV in North Korea showed soldiers and military hardware parading through Pyongyang in a choreographed display. The 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, although the North and South remain technically at war. correspondents said the lavish parade of weapons and goose-stepping soldiers on Saturday was reminiscent of marches held by the Soviet Union and china at the height of the cold War. In South Korea, the anniversary was marked with a speech by President Park Geun-hye who vowed not to tolerate provocations from North Korea.
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almost every inch of the four kilometre long beach was occupied ahead of the Mass, as most of the young people stayed after the vigil, pitching tents or sleeping in the open. the vigil and Sunday mass have attracted the biggest crowd ever to Copacabana beach, which has hosted rock concerts, sports events and the traditional new Year celebrations. Pope Francis encouraged young Catholics to get out of their parochial boundaries in order to help others. “go and don’t be afraid of serving,” he said. “Jesus did not gather the apostles so they lived in isolation. He called them so they formed a group, a community,” said Pope Francis. Female activists held a demonstration nearby in support of abortion and women’s rights. Observers say the Pope and the Church hierarchy will be delighted at the huge turnout and the way Francis has been received by pilgrims from across the globe. in his vigil address on Saturday, the pontiff had urged the pilgrims not to be “part-time Christians”, but to lead full, meaningful lives. Speaking on a huge stage at the beach where a mock church structure was built, Pope Francis referred to the street protests which have been taking place in brazil for more than a month. “Keep overcoming apathy and offering a Christian response to the social and political concerns taking place in different parts of the world.” also on Saturday, the Pope repeated his challenge to fellow roman Catholic clerics to take to the streets. “We cannot keep ourselves shut up in parishes, in our communities, when so many people are waiting for the gospel,” he told the audience. - BBC
Millions of youth gather for Mass on Brazil’s Copacabana beach. AFP
Egypt on precipice CairO – egypt’s new foreign
minister has urged restraint, a day after clashes in Cairo which killed at least 70 people. nabil Fahmy said all sides “need to stop inciting violence and using violence”. On Saturday supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi clashed with security forces – and thousands are continuing a sit-in at a city mosque. Meanwhile interim President adly Mansour has authorised his prime minister to grant the army powers to arrest civilians. Observers see this as an
ominous sign – a prelude to a crackdown on the protest camp around the rabaa al-adawiya mosque. interior Minister Mohamed ibrahim has repeatedly warned that the camp would be dispersed “soon” – but the protesters remain deiant. there were more clashes elsewhere on Sunday, with two people killed in cities north of Cairo. ten islamists were also killed by the army in the Sinai peninsula, where militants have stepped up attacks.
Fahmy said his government would like to move forward “but that requires cessation of violence and incitement”. responding to criticism that some members of the army and police had gone too far on Saturday, he said: “if you have people shooting each other on both sides then you’re obviously going to have to casualties”. US Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the violence and called on the egyptian authorities to “respect the right of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression”. - BBC
Cool relief for weary soles
ITALY– A spectator threw bananas at Italy’s irst black minister while she was making a speech on Friday. Integration minister cecile Kyenge, who is originally from Democratic Republic of congo, was at a political rally in cervia in central Italy on Friday, when the incident occurred. Kyenge has faced almost daily racial slurs and threats since joining the government. Earlier this month, a senator from the Northern League party likened her to an orangutan. Responding on Twitter, Kyenge called the incident “sad” and “a waste of food”. Other politicians rallied behind her on Saturday with messages of support and condemnation.
$53 MILLION TAKEN IN CANNES JEWEL HEIST FRANcE – An armed robber has stolen jewels worth about $53 million in the French Riviera resort of cannes. The hold-up took place on Sunday morning at a jewelry exhibition at the carlton Hotel. The theft is the largest in a series of high-proile robberies in Cannes, which is famous for its annual ilm festival. The Carlton Hotel is where Alfred Hitchcock ilmed ‘To Catch A Thief’– his 1955 ilm about a jewel thief operating in the French Riviera. During the latest theft, an exhibition of diamonds by the jeweller Leviev was being held in the lobby of the hotel. If the value of the jewels is conirmed, it would reportedly be the second-largest heist in France – US$113 million taken during a jewelry exhibition in Paris in 2008.
today’s Daily bread but for me it is good to be near god; i have made the lord god my refuge, to tell of all your works.
read: read: MicahMatthew 6:6-8 7:21-29
Text: Matthew Text:7:26 Ps 73:28
Two nuns go for a paddle as millions of young Catholic pilgrims attended a World youth day gathering at Copacabana beach in rio de Janeiro for a prayer vigil and open-air mass with Pope Francis. AFP
Monday, July 29, 2013 cook Islands News
Monday, July 29, 2013 cook Islands News
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PNG solution under ire
Burke defends new asylum seeker plan in face of doubts and protests Canberra – australia’s immigration minister tony burke has rejected doubts over the ability of detention facilities on Manus Island to cope with an inlux of asylum seekers. Over the weekend protest rallies were held across australia against the government’s new plan to deal with boat people.
the opposition has warned the lombrum processing centre is over-capacity just a week into the government’s so-called Papua new guinea solution. Under the policy, all asylum seekers arriving illegally in australia by boat will sent to Papua new guinea for processing. burke says detainees held on
paciic BRIEFS WORRIES OVER NADI RIVER DIVERSION FIJI – The diversion of the Nadi River in Fiji has been conirmed with the Japanese Government committing US$158 million to the project. However, The head of the Nadi Basin catchment committee says the plan to dig diversion channels to alleviate looding has been approved with very little local consultation. Bryan Watson says it will run through private land that is not currently threatened by looding. He says those landowners have not yet been approached about the plan. He also says the channel diverting water to Nadi Bay would create a new tsunami risk with seawater being able to run right up the channel into the town.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE CONCERNED BY BILL FIJI – A group representing the interests of the indigenous people of the Northern Marianas says a recently passed US Senate Immigration Reform Bill threatens to erode their rights to selfgovernance. The Northern Marianas Descent corporation says a CNMI-speciic provision provides a pathway to citizenship to more than 15,000 foreign workers in the cNMI. A group member, Felicidad Ogumoro, who’s also a representative on the cNMI legislature says including dependents at least 23,000 foreigners live in the territory out of a total population of around 54,000.
GREENS HOPING TO BE ELECTION-READY FIJI – The chair of the proposed Fiji Green party says she is conident it will have the 5000 members needed to register before the next election. The Green party was automatically de-registered when it failed to meet a 28-day deadline for paying registration fees under Fiji’s Political Party Registration Decree. Bernadette Rounds-Ganilau says all eforts are being made to ensure the proposed party is ready to campaign for next year’s election. “We are in the process of gathering signatures from the four sub-regions of the country. And then we have got to gather the funds to apply. Then set up oice in the four sub regions, and on top of that state our assets and all the signatures that signed. It’s a very expensive process so we’re starting with the signatures and gathering the signatures as we speak.”
KIRIBATI TO COMBAT HIGH SMOKING RATES KIRIBATI – Kiribati, which has one of the highest smoking rates in the Paciic, is one of a growing number of countries in the region moving towards tighter tobacco control. At the recently concluded Tenth Paciic Health Ministers meeting in Samoa, Health Ministers agreed to adopt a Tobacco-free Paciic Goal by 2025 as a way to mitigate the Non communicable Disease crisis. Kiribati’s Minister for Health Dr Kautu Tenaua says the country has a long tradition of accepting tobacco as part of its culture and eforts to introduce Tobacco legislation in the past have evoked negative reactions from the public. But Dr Tenaua says the tide changed when MPs endorsed anti-smoking legislation in parliament in April. He says one of the main aims is to increase the smoking age to 18.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING REPORT DEFENDED MARSHALL ISLANDS – The United States ambassador to the Marshall Islands is defending a report which has placed the island nation on a watchlist and says it lacks action to prevent sex traicking. According to last Thursday’s Marshall Islands Journal, the US Ambassador Thomas Armbruster said the US government stands by the recently-released report, despite the Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Phillip Muller calling the report totally baseless. Armbruster says traicking is a serious issue and says the Embassy has done due diligence in writing an objective report, based on multiple sources. He says the Marshall Islands will continue to work with the government in identifying ways to combat the problem.
FOUR ARRESTED FOR PEOPLE SMUGGLING NEW cALEDONIA – Four men have been arrested over their suspected involvement in last week’s fatal asylum seeker boat sinking of the coast of Indonesia. The boat sank in rough seas of the coast of Java with more than 200 people on board, killing at least 15 people. Indonesian police have conirmed that four Indonesian men have been detained. It is understood they played a part in organising the boat and helping the asylum seekers board. The captain remains at large. The boat sank of Cidaun on the south-west Java coast after leaving a ishing village earlier in the day. Asylum seekers from Iran, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Iraq were on board.
Manus prior to the new policy have been moved, creating signiicant immediate capacity to receive people from Christmas island. He says offshore processing on Manus will meet demand, regardless of numbers, as “very rapid expansion” is possible. “nobody should be in any doubt of this simple fact – the capacity is there for us to make sure as many people who test our resolve will be sent to Papua new guinea for processing their claims against the Un refugee convention,” he said on Saturday. “also be in no doubt that people are on the ground to expand the existing capacity. “We have members of the army who will be there doing various forms of survey work, preparing particular sites, and we’ve engaged a logistics company, which has been involved in the construction of mining camps, to be able to do very rapid expansion of that site. “So nobody should be in any doubt – if people want to test our resolve, whatever capacity is required will be provided, and the new arrangement will be implemented.” but opposition immigration
‘nobody should be in any doubt – if people want to test our resolve, whatever capacity is required will be provided, and the new arrangement will be implemented.’ spokesman Scott Morrison says the number of arrivals in the first week of the policy proves the Png solution is unsustainable. “We’ve had now more than 1000 people who are now subject to this arrangement with Papua new guinea and that’s more than twice the capacity of the Manus island processing facility, so this arrangement is already being severely tested,” he said. “the minister was unable to give any detail today on how many beds they’re creating, at what rate they can do them, at what cost, on how many additional sites that are available,
how many additional landowners that had to be involved to create access to those sites. “these remain the very serious logistical challenges that are present on creating that capacity on Manus island in particular. “So, the opportunity was there for the minister today to provide that detail to the australian people – but what we had was more big, bold claims and absolutely no detail as to what was going to be delivered.” thousands of people in major cities rallied on Saturday against the so-called Png solution. Protesters in cities including brisbane, Melbourne, adelaide and Perth and Canberra have criticised the government for processing and resettling asylum seekers offshore. in brisbane’s King george Square, Philma Kelegai, a founder of a group that helps empower women in Png, addressed the crowd. She says sending asylum seekers to a country where 55 percent of women have been raped, and two in three are victims of domestic violence is madness. She says many female refugees are already fleeing gender-based violence in war-torn countries.
“Papua new guinean women seek refuge in australia because of these issues that are happening in Png,” she told the rally. “We have refugees in here, how can we move women who are experiencing these types of situations into a place that is well known and documented for the same kind abuse? “How do we expect these women to live there if our own women cannot survive?” in Melbourne, greens MP adam bandt called for a more compassionate approach to refugees. the Federal member for Melbourne says australia should work on providing safer pathways for people leeing war and persecution to seek refuge. “there is a country on the other side of the world where we are saying the situation is so bad that we as australia will send our troops over there and put them in harms way, and yet, when people lee that same terror we close our doors to them. that is not the australian way,” he told the rally. in Canberra, about 400 people turned up to protest the asylum policy outside aCt labor’s annual conference. - ABC
Fiji elections ‘fair and square’ SUVa – Fiji’s regime leader
Voreqe bainimarama says the government is aiming to have the much-awaited constitution come into effect by the end of august and says plans for free elections are proceeding. bainimarama said the new constitution is currently being translated into i-taukei and Fiji Hindi. On Fiji’s preparation for the elections, he said a team com-
prising members from overseas is working with the minister responsible for the elections to assess all needs. “We’re about to place advertisements in Fiji and overseas for a supervisor of elections. the elections Commission will be completely independent. “in fact, i’m happy to see a distinguished expert from overseas come in. it might help convince the doubters that we’re
serious. Whoever wins the election is going to win it fair and square. and this has always been my attitude.” bainimarama said he is not interested in conditions laid down by any country that wants to provide assistance for the elections. “i’m not interested in conditions, in being told how to run our elections. they will be free, they will be fair, but we will
decide how they will be run. in fact, we’ve set our own conditions. “if you want to help us run a successful election, that assistance must be apolitical. in other words, not biased in favour of anyone, me included.” bainimarama said he has promised free and fair elections by September 2014 and he will deliver. - PNC
Clarion call on climate change MaJUrO – as his country prepares to host this year’s Paciic islands Forum leaders’ meetingin September, the Marshall islands’ Minister-in-assistance to the President tony de brum, will be in australia this week to issue a clarion call for a new wave of political leadership on climate change to ensure the survival of his country. During his visit, de brum will highlight the unprecedented droughts and looding that have
recently hit his country, forcing the government to declare a state of disaster in the tiny atoll nation. He will also describe his country’s efforts to champion transformational renewable energy technologies, and its vision for Pacific leadership in making the transition to a low-carbon global economy. in February this year, de brum addressed the Un Security Council on the existential
threat posed by climate change to the Marshall islands. He called on all countries, including australia, to lift their ambition and do more. In hosting the Paciic Islands Forum meeting under the theme “Marshalling the Paciic response to the Climate Challenge”, the Marshall islands will propose a Majuro Declaration for Climate leadership to galvanize more urgent and concrete action on climate change from
governments, business, and other stakeholders. the Forum meeting will bring together leaders from the Pacific island countries, australia and new Zealand, as well as development partners from among the world’s major emitters, including the US, China, the eU, india, Japan and Canada. US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to attend. - Islands Business
US ‘will remain resident Paciic power’ tHe PaCiFiC – the United States vice president has vowed that his nation will remain a Paciic power as territorial disputes continue to destabilise relations between near neighbours. ending a two day trip to Singapore, Vice President Joe biden credited his country with maintaining peace and stability in the region for decades. He says the US presence has allowed Asia-Paciic nations to focus on growing their economies.
“i state without apology that we are a Paciic power,” he said. “America is a Paciic resident power and we will remain so.” Speaking on the deck of the US navy ship USS Freedom on the anniversary of the Korean War armistice, biden said its resident power was the reason why the region is able to grow and be stable. “Our mere presence in the Paciic is in and of itself the basis upon which stability of the region is built,” he said. in another speech at a Sin-
gapore facility of US aerospace giant Pratt and Whitney, biden said lashpoints over territorial disputes in the Asia-Paciic region are having a destabilising inluence. He did not mention any speciic country, but Vietnam and US treaty ally the Philippines has accused China of mounting aggressive activity. “the increase in maritime incidents and assertive action which we see lately in the South China Sea represents a threat to the security of the region,”
he said. China seized the Scarborough Shoal last year after Manila backed down from a lengthy stand-off. this year, Manila has complained about the presence of Chinese navy vessels near Second thomas Shoal, which is occupied by Filipino troops. Vice President biden warned that the risk of a miscalculation in the sea is real, and urged claimants to hasten talks on legally-binding rules to prevent conlict. - ABC
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regionalneWS nuti no te Pa enUa aotearoa neWS MAORI qUOTA HOLDERS SIDESTEP FOREIGN-WORKER LAW MAORI ishing quota holders will be exempt from legislation designed to protect migrant workers on foreign chartered vessels from exploitation. The seven-year exemption has been attacked as “privileged” by Act MP John Banks but defended as essential by the iwi involved. A select committee report into the proposed Foreign charter Vessels and Other Matters amendment legislation says foreign vessels operating in New Zealand waters will have to relag and register here by 2016, so that New Zealand laws will apply on board. The bill comes after a ministerial inquiry into allegations of mistreatment and underpayment, which found major changes were required to protect the country’s reputation. However, vessels that hold settlement quota, provided for under the 1992 Sealords Treaty deal, are exempt from relagging until 2020 if they can show that the quota represents a “signiicant proportion” of all annual catch entitlement held by the vessel. Whether the exemption will hold up through the legislation process is unclear - NZH
NEW SPY BILL ‘WILL INTENSIFY CROWN SUSPICIONS OF IWI’ A NGAI Tuhoe leader suspects a bill proposing to strengthen a government agency’s spying powers will only intensify the crown’s suspicion of the iwi if it’s made law. Independent MP Peter Dunne says he’ll give the government the one vote it needs to pass the Government communications Security Bureau (GcSB) legislation allowing the agency to spy on New Zealanders after the Prime Minister agreed to make what Dunne calls major changes. Tuhoe leader Tamati Kruger says the iwi knows all too well about injustice resulting from crown suspicion, highlighted by their fraught historic relationship. He says extending the powers of the GcSB will only fuel the crown’s suspicion of New Zealanders and contribute to further injustices. He says if the bill is made law, the iwi must ind ways of protecting itself by being vigilant that its privacy is no longer respected. - RNZI
ACTOR FLIES IN FOR PREMIERE OF REMASTERED CLASSIC FILM ‘UTU’ star Anzac Wallace says it was an honour to be given a part in the ground-breaking New Zealand movie. Wallace made a rare trip from his Melbourne home for this weekend’s screening of the remastered ilm, ‘Utu Redux’, at the Auckland International Film Festival. Set in the land wars, the tale of retribution came as a shock to many New Zealanders at the time who were unaware of their country’s bloody history. Wallace was working on the construction of the Mangere Bridge in 1983 when he was spotted by the late Merata Mita, who was making a documentary about the long-running industrial dispute. He says when Mita’s partner Geof Murphy ofered him a role, he thought it was a joke until the ticket arrived to ly to Napier and go on set with the likes of Bruno Lawrence, Wi Kuki Kaa and Ilona Rogers. “I say that we are all actors. Some get paid. I was thrown into a role, I was given direction by Geof Murphy and other people including Maori people who ran over the history with me. I had no knowledge of it at all. To be actually playing it and seeing the outcome, I’m quite honoured. It was an exciting time,” Wallace says. He hopes the re-released ilm will wake up a new generation of people to the Māori ight for justice. - Waatea News
AIMING TO KEEP KARAKIA RELEVANT IN TODAY’S WORLD KARAKIA need to be adapted to remain relevant in today’s society, an expert in te reo Maori says. Pou Temara teaches at the Institute of Excellence in the Maori language, Te Panekiretanga o te Reo, which is part of Te Wananga o Aotearoa. He says 13 people are studying in a one-of, two-year course about karakia, called Te Matapunenga. Karakia (prayers) are often used for cultural ceremonies, and to open and bless new buildings. Professor Temara says research out of the class shows traditional karakia fall short of fulilling the needs of the modern environment. Buildings that need to be blessed are getting bigger and made of diferent materials, and advanced technology. For there to be high understanding of how to carry out proceedings today, the students need to have an excellent understanding of the psyche of the tipuna, or ancestors, he said. The students of Te Matapunenga will graduate in six months. - RNZI
TIKANGA HELPING EUROPEANS RECONNECT WITH CULTURE A MAoRI-owned and operated company in London is using tikanga Maori to help Europeans reconnect with their own cultural identity. Manaia was set up in 2005 and holds haka workshops and corporate team-building activities. Managing director Karl Burrows, of the Taranaki iwi Ngati Maru, says he teaches people about whakawhanaungatanga, or coming together, and sharing their personal stories. Burrows says they’re used to talking to their colleagues about how good they are at their jobs and about their skills but not about their ancestors. However, he says it empowers them and helps them in their work. People in the northern hemisphere are intrigued when they see the powerful vibe given of when haka and waiata are performed, and they are inspired to participate and learn the philosophy behind it, he says. Manaia also runs workshops in schools in other countries, including the United States and Russia. - RNZI
MORE EFFORT NEEDED FOR MAORI AND PACIFIC EMPLOYMENT MORE needs to be done to employ Maori and Paciic Islanders, more job-based training should to be put in place, and employers will have to work harder to retain their best staf. These are the views of Phil O’Reilly, chief executive of the peak industry group BusinessNZ. He says there is a disconnect between what the education system is pumping out when it comes to students’ skills and what business needs to grow. “There will always be a gap, but the challenge is to try and make the gap smaller,” says O’Reilly. “Government has done quite a few things about that, such as introduce vocational pathways – the construction industry is one of them. But the key thing that needs to happen is getting young people to make informed choices so their training is more relevant to what employers want. He says by 2030 the majority of Auckland’s population will be of Maori, Paciic and Asian descent, so if Maori and Paciic people are not succeeding it will be bad for Auckland and other cities. - Waatea News
MAORI TRAINEES BOOST SKILLS POOL FOR CITY REBUILD cONSTRUcTION industry leaders have been urged to take note of graduates emerging from a Maori trades training programme. Set up in 2011, He Toki ki te Rika is an initiative led by Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu with the christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and Hawkins construction to train Maori for roles in the canterbury rebuild. Since the course began, 96 students have gone into fulltime employment and 87 have enrolled for further training. Another 141 enrolments were received this year. The programme includes courses on carpentry, welding, plumbing, painting and decorating among others. Speaking at a breakfast hosted by Hawkins construction at cPIT last week, the chairman of Ngai Tahu’s tribal council, Sir Mark Solomon, said the programme was an important irst step for many students. “Our graduates may start as the labourers or hammer-hands, but we want them to go on and become the supervisors, the project managers, the foremen.” - Stuf
PREPARED TO BE ARRESTED IN PROTEST AGAINST CYCLE TRAIL NGA Puhi elder Ron Wihongi says he doesn’t care if he’s arrested at a protest on Monday near Kaikohe to try to stop the construction of a cycle track through land once belonging to his tribe. Far North District council has almost completed a 73km Twin coast cycle trail, but Nga Puhi are aggrieved part of it will run through an area taken early last century under the Public Works Act and then leased to the council. The $4 million cycle trail also crosses an area of land containing an urupa (burial site) holding the remains of prominent Nga Puhi ancestors, including Hone Heke. Despite his family iling a claim with the Waitangi tribunal to have the Kaikohe lands returned, Wihongi, says the council has sidestepped the claimants and continued constructing the cycleway. After protests last week, the council has sought trespass orders and has instructed the police to issue them on Monday if necessary. Wihongi said his people plan to stand up for their rights and he doesn’t care if he goes to prison for it. - PNC
Haka a ‘corrupt spectacle’ aUCKlanD – the performance of Maori haka and powhiri in everyday life lacks authenticity and has become a corrupted spectacle, according to a leading historian. Paul Moon, professor of history at auckland University, said he cringed at a powhiri he attended at a government department. “there was not one Maori involved in the whole process, and i was sitting there watching it and thinking, there are two groups of europeans engaging in a process about which they know very little. “i’d hesitate to use the word ‘fake’, but there’s certainly an element of the culture being corrupted.” the use of the haka on the sports ield, he said, had turned
it into an “entertainment spectacle”. “if you look at some of the early footage of all blacks performing haka, it’s quite a cringing performance compared with the way it’s done now,” he said. “is it appropriate for a sports match? this is a professional team, a business, performing a haka as part of the entertainment.” Moon insisted his criticism of powhiri and haka was different from that of conservative Danish politician Marie Krarup. after visiting new Zealand this year she described the powhiri at Devonport naval base as a “strange and uncivilised ritual”, the haka as “a half-naked man in grass skirt, shouting and screaming in Maori”, and the meeting house as being “deco-
rated with god-figures with angry faces and large erect penises”. Moon said: “i think that was a case of outright rudeness. She had no idea whatsoever what was involved. i’m more concerned for authenticity, not for abolition.” ahead of the publication this week of his new history book, ‘encounters – the creation of new Zealand’, Moon directed his most damning criticism at Maori tourism villages such as Whakarewarewa in rotorua. “if someone uses felt tip pen to represent tattoos on their face, are they degrading those people who went and got those tattoos, and the reason for it? “especially if they wipe them off afterwards.” - NZH
Service for fallen comrades bUSan – Karakia and waiata mixed with strains of bagpipes and brass as Korean War veterans from new Zealand and 10 other countries reunited to pay their respects this weekend to slain comrades who lie in the United nations War Cemetery at the southern port city of busan. the veterans attended a Un organied service at the rainsoaked cemetery where 2300 of their comrades who died during the war are buried. “each and every one who
served stood for, and continues to stand for, honour, freedom and peace,” said US War Memorials Commissioner barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel. thirty-four Kiwis are buried at busan. the 30 Kiwi veterans who made the trip to South Korea arrived at the new Zealand section of the cemetery to a karakia from the Defence Force Maori Culture group. that was followed by a waiata, after which faint strains of bagpipes and bugle calls could
be heard across the cemetery from other nations’ services. “i say to you gentlemen, i salute you, i salute your bravery and your courage,” said Prime Minister John Key. at 88, John bridgewater, of Mt albert, is the oldest member of the 30-strong veterans group visiting South Korea this week. Yesterday, at the Un War Cemetery in southern city busan, he placed a poppy on the grave of his friend ray Carson, who died in 1953 at 22. - NZH
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Driver’s licence proposal Dear editor, as the tourist season gets busier and busier we are once more treated to the spectacle of the newly arrived tourists queuing at the police station to get their Cook island driver’s licences. this is a ridiculous imposition on visitors who are in many cases only here for four or five days and who are compelled to spend several hours of those precious few days standing in a queue and forking over money at the police station. a recent complaint in Ci news by another disgruntled tourist is only the tip of the iceberg of this problem. One can only imagine the outcry if australia or nZ did the properly Christian thing and did unto Cook islanders as is done unto them - and said, “OK Cookies, when you get to our country your licence is no good and you have to go into downtown auckland or Sydney and pay for a local licence before you can drive!” “but how do i get there?” the newly arrived Cookie asks, “Oh, you can drive in there in your rental car or on your rental bike,” it is explained to them. “but if i can drive there in the irst place why do I need to get a local licence for $20?” the perplexed person queries. When that question is asked here the only honest reply is that it is, purely and simply, a money making operation run by the police department for the government. if the “do unto others” rule was followed by other countries it would take our peripatetic parliamentary perambulators about a millisecond to change this ludicrous, annoying and outdated regulation. the Cook islands is quite possibly the only country in the world that does not even recognize an “international driver’s licence”. What a wonderful greeting to a country that has been spending millions subsidising airfares and ploughing more millions into promoting tourism to ar-
rive and be hit with a $20 charge ined or otherwise humiliated that no other tourist destination while on a holiday. 2. rental car companies can imposes. but if say, even 40 per cent leave cars at the airport and of the more than 100,000 tour- have their overseas clients leists got a license for $20 you’re gally pick them up, and allow looking at over $800,000! that's people to rent a car anywhere almost enough to pay off toa, if on the island and legally drive it somewhere else. as all hire comit has a good year! So here is a suggestion that panies will have to do it, there would maintain or probably is no unfair advantage to any. also they are more even increase the low of tourist dolthe Cook islands likely to have multiple bike rentals as it lars that governis quite possibly would be less hassle ment so desperately the only country for another driver wishes to extract in the world that to be licensed. they directly from the does not even will also not have walking atMs they recognise an to endlessly explain perceive the tourists “international and apologise for to be. driver’s licence”. the added hassle Why not allow their customers have rental car companies to do as they do everywhere to endure. 3. Police don’t have to employ else in the civilised world and have them check that the visitor as many people/time/effort as has a valid overseas licence - they they now do on an administrathen rent them the vehicle, but tive profit centre and their efon the rental form is a box say- forts can go towards catching ing something like “Ci govern- the bad guys. the police station ment temporary driving permit is not regularly inundated with hordes of irritated tourists who number”. the Ci government tempo- really don’t want to be there. rary driving permits can be is- also since now everyone needs sued by the police department a passport to apply even for a in numbered two or three copy renewal of license the police booklets which can be pre-pur- are freed from the ridiculous chased by the rental companies matching of every tourist driver for $20 per permit. they then license to a passport and keepsimply insert on the permit the ing this totally useless informarenters name, foreign drivers tion on ile. 4. government benefits belicence number, collect their rental fee plus the $20, give cause revenue will almost certhe renter one copy, put the tainly increase as more people number/numbers of the tempo- (spouses, partners, etcetera) rary permits on the rental form decide to get a licence since (or staple them to it) and away they don’t have to stand in line and because there are numerthe renter goes. ous visitors who either can’t be The beneits would be: 1. tourists are happier to not bothered or just decide to “chance their arm” and not have to waste time and money going to town and standing in queues and the Cooks are perceived as being in tune with the world rather than an archaic petty extortionist (well, maybe still an extortionist, but at least one that doesn’t make it annoyingly inconvenient to the extortee while doing it). also it removes the risk of them being caught without a Ci license and being treated like a criminal and
front up at the police station. the number of non Ci licensed drivers is hard to judge, but if you think that a couple were each to rent a motorbike and they got their temporary $2 license plus their $20 licenses at the police station, they are looking at a $44 pay out that they wouldn’t have to make anywhere else they would go on holiday. So it would be logical to suppose that quite a few of them would decide to “forget” to go get their licenses. Under this scheme most of those would actually get their licenses thus helping revenue. government also get prepaid for a number of permits which helps cash low. 5. local drivers are happy because they don’t have to queue to renew their own licenses. by issuing simple slips of paper to tourists it also removes the ability for people to use a Cook island licence as a replacement for an overseas licence that has been suspended or cancelled. So what are the drawbacks? Hmm…maybe none! if the government and police were to be fair about it they would ideally sell the rental companies, or individuals the Ci government temporary driving permit booklets at a moderate discount seeing as how the rental companies would be acting as revenue gatherers for the police and would be increasing the number issued, and, as mentioned above, allow a substantial saving in personnel costs. Maybe $14 or $15 per permit. this would allow a bit of “profit” for the rental company as a reward for becoming the police department’s revenue collector
The driver’s licence test for visitors being demonstrated by a police oicer in 2009. 09071505 and as an added incentive to actually charge for, and issue the “permits”. they could also consider the idea of say a $10 permit for hires of less than maybe three days, just to show that that they are not always the rip off artists they are frequently made out to be, they already have a temporary $2 permit that some companies use for the likes of cruise ship passengers or one day hires, this should continue. When it comes to motorbikes if the visitor has a foreign motorbike licence there is no change in the procedure. a fair while ago there was a scheme developed which allows the rental car companies to have some of their staff licensed to do the “skills” assessment of those without motorcycle licences so they can issue them with a $2 temporary license that
enables them to drive till 12 noon on the following day, by which time they are supposed to do the stand in the queue thing at the police station to get their “real Ci license” so there are still large numbers clogging the police station and the licence issuing ofice, even if the ridiculous “lead the policeman around the block” test is now almost history. if the responsibility for skills assessment/training were passed to the rental companies it would preclude the tourist who has already driven from titikaveka to town from having to drive between the cones at the side of the police station. it would/should take very little time/effort/cost to institute such a regime that beneits everyone involved. Why not do it today? Sensible Sam (name and address supplied)
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Squid ishing trials promising tHe FirSt trial fishing for
deep sea squid is off to a promising start according to the Ministry of Marine resources. the haul after a short deployment of four diamond
back squids and a neon flying squid, each averaging 15 kilogrammes was a good catch. MMr and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) have begun fishing trials for
the giant squid around aitutaki and are hoping to conduct trials further south around rarotonga. after rigging the gear and waiting for the winds to settle,
the crew deployed nine lines on the leeward side of aitutaki. SPC master fisherman William Sokimi is training MMr fisheries officer Saiasi Sarau, a former longline fishing
Aitutaki isherman Mark Baxter and SPC master isherman William Sokimi with a diamond back and neon lying squid. 13072615
Driver pleads not guilty tHe DriVer in a crash that killed three teenagers earlier this month has pleaded not guilty. ngati tane Vano, 19, was in court last Wednesday for a call-over where he pleaded not
guilty to three charges of manslaughter and three charges of dangerous driving causing death. He has elected trial by judge and jury. Solicitor-general Kim Saun-
ders told the court that there was an issue with the analysis of blood alcohol being accepted as evidence. Justice Sir Hugh Williams ruled that because complete disclosure of the facts still
need to be made, the case will be reserved for a call-over in September. Vano made no applications for bail and remains in remand. - Merita Wi-Kaitaia
The bottom line!
Dear editor, reading the revelation by the minister teina bishop in Ci news on Saturday 27 July about the sale and purchase of the Orongo and bounty, it was clear that the bishop purchased the bounty to help previous owners and he still has a $43,000 debt hanging around his neck on his purchase of the Orongo, and not a good outcome for him. i have been aware for some time that a group of nine of my fellow aitutakians got together to buy the Orongo so they can go to Manuae and ish to supply aitutaki with cheap and affordable ish - the group then included the bishop. i understood they were trying to do for aitutaki what the bishop and MMr are doing for rarotonga and that is good. but of course now that the
Orongo has been gifted to Merio Fishing, which i understand consists of three of the original group of nine and excludes the bishop, and since the bishop remains committed to the $43,000 residual debt on the Orongo, i say poor bastard! and if that is corruption then i say go and get more corrupted! i thought Cinews did well in presenting the chain of events that took place in diagrammatic form to illustrate the sale and purchase of the Orongo and bounty, but fell short on “picture perfect” by omitting one diagram, a bottom line diagram showing the bishop shackled to a $43,000 residual debt on the Orongo! For what it’s worth, editor, anyone visiting the bishop at his office can’t avoid seeing a bible sitting on his coffee table. i once asked him why his
bible was sitting on his coffee table for all to see and he said it reminded him of god, and that told me a lot about the man. anyway, so he should fear god as after all he is of ngati tepaki stock and from the are taunga of the au O tamatoa, whose ancestor irst embraced Christianity in the Cook islands! i also noted in the article of 27 July that reuben tylor’s beef with the bishop was over the lack of transparency surrounding his activities and being involved in activities that involve his portfolios, which Reuben sees as conlict of interest. it seems to me we are getting a tad carried away with our demand for transparency on the part of government Ministers, to the point that some, like reuben, want to know what they are thinking before they even think about it. i’m
What will YOu be talking about today? “ Where the conversation begins.”
Letters not aware of any government on the planet that will tolerate such nonsense from its citizens but i guess if it’s going to happen, it will happen in the Cook islands. anyway, editor, i listened to a radio talkback show on Friday July 26 and heard the bishop explain government’s concept of a three-part plan to develop ishing in our national waters and rescue our economy, part one being to deliver affordable fish to our people, and i was impressed. May i join those listeners who passed on their congratulations to the bishop and government during that talkback and i say well done! My own take from that talkback was that the best is yet to come, in the form of canned tuna for export that could yield us revenue streams able to take our economy out of recession. left to me, i would top up the 20 license Huanan Fisheries require to affect delivery of the inancial outcome we all want, before we have no people left and no economy to rescue! tim tepaki
captain from Fiji, in the technique. Sarau will then train local fishermen in the technique. the local fishing vessel the FV Mary Jane, owned by aitutaki fishermen the baxter
brothers is being used for the trials. Updates of the fishing trial will be released as they unfold. - Release
MMR oicer Saiasi Sarau with a diamond back squid caught of the coast of Aitutaki. 13072616
RAROTONGA BUSINESS WEEK The RBW will be held this year from Tuesday 6 August to Thursday 8 August 2013. This business training week is free. The modules vary in topics including some specialised modules and presenters. The added features for this year’s training are the repeat of Website Designing and Healthy Soils Produce Healthy Crops due to their popularity last year plus the One on One Business Mentoring. The details of the modules and times of presentations are as follows: Workshop One: Website Designing. Presenter – John Blanchard Venue – BTIB Training Room 3 Days: Tuesday 6 August, Wednesday 7 August & Thursday 8 August 2013 9am to 12pm: Lunch Break: 1pm to 3pm daily Workshop Two: Healthy Soils Produce Healthy Crops. Presenter – Melissa Cafrey Tuesday 6 August 2013: Venue - Takitumu (TBC) Wednesday 7 August 2013: Venue - Puaikura (TBC) Thursday 8 August 2013: Venue – Te Au o Tonga (TBC) 10am to 3pm daily Workshop Three: One on One Business Mentoring Mentors – Allan & Shirley Cann This program is ideal for new businesses that are looking at ways of improving record keeping, business performance etc. Allan & Shirley will come to your business premises. By appointment only. For further information and to Register: Please Contact Business Trade Investment Board Business Development Division Phone (682) 24296 Email email@example.com Allan Cann and Shirley Cann will be available by appointment “ONLY” during working hours to visit individual businesses for one on one mentoring. This business training program is jointly funded by BTIB, the Rotary Clubs of Rarotonga, Wendouree, Victoria, AUSTRALIA and Cann Business Enterprises.
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New anau leader at Tereora CelebratiOnS took place at
tereora College recently with the investiture of a new anau leader. Year 13 student aimata Pittman was invested as one of four leaders of the ikurangi house, in what Principal bali Haque describes as a smaller version of the ceremony that took place at the start of the year. “an impressive young leader,” Haque said of Pittman, who replaces anau leader Victoria elika who has recently left the school. the school has four houses, with each house having four student leaders – a total of 16 student leaders across the whole school. - RS
aimata Pittman (centre) celebrates her investiture as anau leader for the Ikurangi house at Tereora College, with Ikurangi head of anau Phil Jones, Charlie Charlie, Lisiane Messine and Tiaina urirau.
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Banking on a career with BCI FinanCial advice, graduate
programmes, money basics and fun applications about the inner workings of a bank, were just some of the things on offer at Careers expo for students interested in banking as a career. each of the three major banks - Westpac, anZ and bank of the Cook islands (bCi) - offered something different for students to consider. bCi had about 40-50 students wanting to pursue a career with them. they offered
quizzes on the inner workings of the bank and interactive mobile applications that showcased the basic information about the bank, how to save contacts and future vacancies and different career pathways amongst other things, within the bank. BCI had students illing out application forms at the expo last thursday. Students who made their way to the bank stall also found about their work and study options if they
chose to do both together. bCi offers distance learning courses in business administration and computing both of which are nCea accredited. Customer service oficer Marouna Mita wanted to let the students know that banking is a cool way to mix and mingle and also a great way of having fun at the same time. He believes that the students have the “potential to be future leaders”. - Sahiban Kanwal
ANZ shares values “We liVe in your world” is the
anZ mantra and that’s what the students were told when they paid a visit to the anZ Careers expo booth last week. along with the fact that students were guided about the career pathways they can get into, and whether they are a “people person” or not, they were also told about how they can aspire
to be bank managers. anZ also talked about its values being family oriented and that reason may very well be a factor for choosing anZ as a future career option. anZ is a big and proud supporter of the community, especially the youth and the elderly. they have supported youth cricket and tennis and they are
proud partners of international Sevens along with CitC and the tourism awards. according to marketing oficer and customer advocate Julz Westrupp, “if the students want to stay in the Cook islands and have a banking career, anZ is a good place to start and could assist them with owning their future dream home.” - SK
BCI staf with Tereora College students at the bank’s Careers Expo booth. 13072562
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Tereora College students Tamatoa Tangimotua, Peter Teaea, Taoloa Turu, Taina Taivi, Lloyd Murave, and Thomas Potoru. 13072628
Tereora students check out the ANZ booth at the Careers Expo last Thursday.
“tHe PUrPOSe of the university is to bring a diverse range of study options, ideas behind career pathways and to help make students make informed decisions,” says Victoria University student liaison oficer Lylla leaupepe. leaupepe works at the auckland office branch of the Wel-
lington university and her role is to provide course information and advice to potential students. Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) offers a diverse range of courses including Humanities and Social Sciences, building Science, Commerce, education, architecture, Music, teaching, law, biomedical Sci-
ence and Design. VUW is ranked number one for research quality in new Zealand. For anyone interested in future studies at VUW go to their website www.vuw.ac.nz and find out what it is like to be a VUW student. - Sahiban Kanwal
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DJs in the making at expo StUDentS queued up to test their music-mixing
skills at the 88FM booth at the Careers expo last thursday. DJ g-Dub (george Williams) gave young people a few lessons with an impressive array of DJ equipment, rewarding those who showed promise with an ‘88FM’ sticker. “no-one else has these yet,” he said of the yellow stickers, suggesting they could be placed on student’s bikes or backpacks.
Students who took up the challenge and made like a DJ were given an ‘88FM’ sticker. 13072510
Students were shown examples of music mixing and scratching by local DJs, including mixing two tracks together and doing what is called a ‘baby scratch’, and invited to step up to the plate and have a go at entertaining the crowd. G-Dub identiied a few potential DJs among the sea of onlookers, awarding them a sticker. the 88FM booth was one of 34 stands at this year’s Careers expo at the telecom Sports arena. - Briar Douglas
A Tereora College student has a go at doing a ‘baby scratch’ at the 88FM expo booth. 13072513
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Monday 29 July 2013, 10am start, Panama to Avarua Harbour/Courthouse, Downtown Avarua FLOAT PARADE 10:00am All Floats to assemble along main road at Avatiu Harbour (western end) 10:30am Pre-judging of Floats commence. • Boys Brigade Band and other Uniform Organizations join the loat Avatiu 11:00am Floats Depart Panama,proceeding through Avarua township to Avarua Harbour. TORCH RELAY 11.40am Torch is lit and Scout Torch Bearers depart RSA, Nikao. • Torch Relay proceeds through Panama until Avarua Harbour.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF TE MAEVA NUI 2013 11:30am All invited guests arrive and seated by 11.30am 11:40am Arrival of Dignitaries Mr Tom Marsters, former Deputy Prime Minister and Queen’s Representative Designate, and Mrs Marsters, President of the Religious Advisory Council (RAC), Kaumaiti (President of the House of Ariki), Tou Travel Ariki and Mrs Tou, Minister for Cultural Development, Hon. Teariki Heather, and Mrs Heather.
12:00pm Formalities: • Opening Prayer by the Religious Advisory Council • Lighting of the Te Maeva Nui Flame by Hon. Teariki Heather, • Address and Declaring Open, Te Maeva Nui 2013 by Hon Teariki Heather • Arrival of Floats at Avarua Harbour and Final Judging commence. • Float Ends with Closing Prayer - by the Religious Advisory Council.
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MP backs neighbourhood watch ship and responsibility for their own homes and look out for each other in the community she says. the neighbourhood watch committee also needs to tell people what the plans are for safe-guarding the homes in the village, according to napa. Vaimaanga is an example of an area where the crime rate has been reduced, she says, because of awareness and active participation of individuals in taking responsibility for a secure community. in titikaveka, some individu-
als are taking their own initiative to guard their homes by keeping guard dogs, she says. However, this is causing police to pay a visit to some properties to remind people a property is not allowed to have more than one dog, and all dogs must be registered. napa says this is posing problems within the community because the dogs act as security when the police are not around, and it is the police who are going to properties and not allowing more than one dog. “it’s a catch 22 situation which
CriMe is at an estimated alltime high in titikaveka and there needs to be more support for neighbourhood watch, says titikaveka MP Selina napa. after a recent spate of burglaries in the village, the MP is backing the revival of its neighbourhood watch group. napa says putting in awareness programmes about the crime problem is a good starting point. because homes are scattered, she believes the onus of home security lies with the owners. People need to take owner-
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needs to be looked into,” says napa. lack of security is also an issue because there are children in the village and to safeguard them against any crime, napa recommends a curfew be put in place for the safety of the children.
She believes it is the youth of the community who pose a high risk within the community, and she says we should invest in our youth and encourage them to earn an honest living. at the end of the day, according to napa, people in and
around the village need to be encouraged to look out for each other. She says neighbourhood watch should be more than just an idea and it needs to be properly implemented for any changes to happen. - Sahiban Kanwal
Police women attend regional conference tHree Cook island Police women recently attended the Paciic islands Chiefs of Police Women’s advisory network (PiCPWan) conference in Vanuatu. the conference was hosted by the Vanuatu Police force and constable lisa tatakura and intermediate finance officer ella napara and vice chair of the PiCPWan senior sergeant rebecca ellis represented the Cook islands Police during the two days of discussions. the PiCPWan, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, is an important advisory organisation which seeks solutions to issues impacting on
women in policing across the Pacific. the Wan came about in 2003 following recommendations stemming from the international Women in Policing conference in Canberra. One of the primary goals of the PiCPWan is to promote gender equity within Paciic police agencies. Other goals include recruiting strategies focusing on the recruitment of women into police, actively support merit based promotion, support and improve professional standards to prevent discrimination and harassment as it relates to women in policing. the conference heard from a number of special
guest speakers including Hilda lini international spokesperson of Vanuatu Development Model for economic Self reliance and Human Society. the Commissioner of Vanuatu Police Force arthur edmanley and the national manager of the australian Federal Police, international Deployment group, assistant commissioner Mandy newton also addressed the conference on matters impacting on women in policing. Senior sergeant ellis said the conference was very enjoyable with a lot of hard but rewarding work. - Release/Sahiban Kawal
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tHe COOK iSlanDS Society for the Protection of Cruelty to animals (CiSPCa) has been given $5000 worth of parasite worm and lea treatments, which will be given free to the community. the one-off programme will run from august 12 to 17. CiSPCa will be available in arorangi, tupapa, Matavera, Muri and titikaveka. the exact schedule and sites are to be conirmed. after taking a break on Friday august 16, the CiSPCa team will be at the Punanga nui markets on august 17 for the last day of the programme. the treatments were donated by South Paciic Animal Welfare (SPaW). Parasites in cats and dogs are common in the Cook islands and can cause problems ranging from mild to severe and in some instances, parasites can even cause death. internal parasites found in animals are com-
monly intestinal worms, with the external parasite being the common lea. CiSPCa is a non-government organisation run by volunteers and supported by donations. CiSPCa is focussed on the humane treatment of all animals in the Cook islands and to prevent cruelty being inlicted upon them. the organisation assists in cases of cruelty to animals, attempting to ind new homes for unwanted animals by putting them up for adoption, rescuing animals and providing shelter. the SPCa is a well-recognised name found in many nations around the world where they campaign for animal welfare. the local CiSPCa shop is open six days a week and is run by volunteers who donate their time selling second hand clothing and bric-a-brac to raise money for the cause.
through these shop sales and donations collected from donation boxes around the island the organisation has been able to inance a caretakers hut at Wigmores, which is due to open by the end of the year. the shelter will have a caretaker on site who will be fostering animals for re-homing. the organisation hopes to support and compliment the esther Honey Foundation by taking some of the pressure away from them so they can continue their veterinary services. CiSPCa will also be operating boarding kennels in the near future, to generate money for the welfare of the animals in rarotonga. Contributions of unwanted clothes are appreciated at CiSPCa, so feel free to drop in and take a look around. You can contact CiSPCa on 25005. - CISPCA/BD
Monday, July 29, 2013 cook Islands News
IT inspires students in Penrhyn teCHnOlOgY is triggering a new era of learning in Penrhyn. in late March, Minister of education teina bishop and secretary of education, Sharyn Paio, delivered a consignment of netbooks to Omoka School. teachers from the school received netpads funded through the new Zealand aid Programme, while students received the first instalment of Chinese funded netbooks. More netbooks arrived in early June, with principal tyronne Weerasinghe, noticing that his students have become more motivated. “With technology, the students can conduct important research, engage in programmes which increase literacy and numeracy skills, and communicate quickly across long distances,” Weerasinghe said. “now, students are getting to school on time and everyone is trying hard. technology is the key to their success.” Omoka and tetautu Schools now have a total of 35 to 40 computers. every student is receiving at least half an hour of computer time daily, according to Weerasinghe. “Computer skill levels have sky rocketed, and maths skills have improved by about 40 per cent,” he said, adding that students are performing more maths functions, using Microsoft Word to type letters, the younger
students are drawing, and many are improving their reading skills. “Our grade 1 to 3 students are becoming very comfortable readers.” Students in form 1 to 5 are creating Power Point presentations and also engaging in research. topics include things such as climate change, weather conditions, the environment, and biodiversity. Weerasinghe said the netnooks have also benefited those on the island who are studying with the University of the South Paciic. Currently Penrhyn has nine students enrolled in long distance learning with the USP campus in rarotonga. they receive tutoring in subjects such as early childhood education, information technology and accounting. Weerasinghe acknowledge that it may not always be easy to maintain computers in such a remote location, with all users required to follow strict adherence to special rules about their care. He also harvests parts from old computers for repairs, when they cannot be obtained quickly from rarotonga. “21st Century technology is crucial to the students achieving skills which will prepare them for jobs in the future,” says Weerasinghe. “We are well on the way to building those skills.” - Release/Rachel Smith
Minister of Education Teina Bishop delivered a consignment of netbooks to Penrhyn earlier this year. 13071244
Holiday programme for Tereora WHile the school term may have ended, both students and teachers at tereora College will be continuing to work during their two week break. the college is taking an nCea level One holiday programme, with an extra level One course on
offer during the irst week of the term break. the course is aimed at students who have been identiied as requiring further support in terms of securing additional credits towards their nCea level One certiicate, says the college. “it’s basically a catch up, fo-
cusing on getting numeracy and literacy levels up,” said principal of tereora College, bali Haque. the course work will include topics not currently offered in any of the current courses at school, and will involve numeracy and literacy, as well as core employment skills and hospitality. Haque says the courses are proving to be quite popular and
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he is impressed with the level One students making the most of the opportunity. Classes will be running Monday July 29 to Wednesday July 31, from 9am to 2pm, for a fee of $10. the college says the small fee is in place to ensure a commitment to the programme, and also to provide lunch for students on Wednesday. also on offer dur-
ing the break will be a number of tutorials and catch up sessions. the college is asking students to make the most of their break by continuing with their study - checking notes, reviewing the terms work and completing homework. nCea students are advised to check their credit levels, complete outstanding assignments
and to take advantage of any tutorials that are on offer. links on the schools website (http://tereora.edu.ck/ncea-information/internal-assessment/ and http://tereora.edu.ck/nceainformation/external-examinations/ ) can provide students with helpful information about both internal and external assessments. - RS
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tHe MiniStrY of Marine resources refutes the allegation made by the leader of the opposition Wilkie rasmussen in his Cinews column on July 12 of “reports of three tonnes of shark fins being discovered by the HMS Otago on one of the Luen Thai ishing vessels”. in June 2012 during operation tui Moana a boarding party made up exclusively of Cook is-
lands police and MMR isheries oficers used the HMNZS Otago as a launch pad to conduct boarding and inspection of eight ishing vessels in the Cook islands eeZ (exclusive economic zone). none of the fishing vessels associated with luen thai was boarded during the patrol. Three tonnes of shark in was not reported on any of the vessels boarded. - Release
NGOs praised COOK islands Finance Minister Mark brown praised red Cross and the Sports and national Olympic Committee for working closely with the government. He says the proactive approach of the red Cross and the work they do in regards to disaster preparedness is a good model to follow. “Currently they are excellent. the work that i am aware of in the red Cross in terms of disaster preparedness is the emergency containers that are in our various communities, available
as soon as disaster strikes.” brown says it’s crucial for Paciic governments to communicate and partner with other organizations that can readily help citizens at times of natural disasters. He says governments can do more to provide centralized channels for aid funds to be donated to countries that suffer effects of disasters and climate change. brown says the community appreciates taking ownership of the disaster containers. - Radio NZ/Sahiban Kanwal
This is a time of year when so many of us get sick, our immune systems drop and those pesky viruses and bacteria propagate in numbers vast and fast enough that our body’s defences can’t compete. And yet can’t it really? We are equipped with everything we need to live healthy lives without getting sick. Between nature’s cache of immune boosting plants, fruits and vegetables; and our own ability to dive deep within raising our vibration high enough so the invading organisms can’t take hold, we are blessed indeed. Most of us know the simple recipe of hot lemon and honey tea for cleansing excess mucous from the body and boosting the immune response. Add in a bit of cayenne, some grated garlic and ginger, and you have great natural ammunition. Bacteria and viruses have no hope in the face of such arsenal. however we must act quickly. That is when we feel the irst rush of adrenaline coming on with a virus spreading, when we sense the irst bit of tiredness that heralds the common cold. For many people by the time they wake up to the fact that there is an invasion it is too late for natural remedies to act as prevention and the cold must run its course. All we can really do now is stop it from getting deep into our lungs. our challenge in implementing our natural healing wisdom traditions is twofold. one is we have become a conditioned society incumbent upon manufactured medicine and rarely taking full responsibility for keeping ourselves it, healthy, strong and wise. hippocrates, the father of modern medicine says, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Few of us live this to the best of our abilities. Fewer still are aware that this was how medicine began in our ‘modern age’. sadly, children and adults alike believe they are well rewarded with a can of coke above the proven health beneits of a nu. The other is that we more often than not put the well-being and needs of others ahead of ourselves. often, when we say yes to another instead of no, our body’s natural defences decline due to the resulting unhappy self-displacing thoughts. When we are happy we feel strong, able to face anything. Life is bliss and love is seen in every smile. our immunity is strong. however, when something irks us enough to react
in anger, remorse, guilt, and resentment wishing for retribution revenge, etcetera, the messages to our body then are self-negating; depressing and weakening all body (nervous, digestive immune, etcetera) systems. in my irst yoga philosophy class i heard the words: Yoga citta vritti Nirodha which translates into: When you are in yoga, all misconceptions that can exist in the mutable aspect of human beings disappear and one experiences tranquility. or more simply put: Yoga is restraining the luctuations of the mind. Through practicing yoga with regularity, we learn to refocus and train our mind to be less reactive, more discerning and present to our inner truth. We begin to make healthier choices than we have done in the past looking after ourselves more and being stronger in not only creating healthy boundaries, but in implementing them, maintaining our own integrity and the integrity of those around us. The common cold often takes hold because we have allowed ourselves to get over stressed, needing to time to look after oneself but succumbing to external pressures. As Dr Joe Dispenza says in his book, ‘breaking the habit of being Yourself’; “we may not be able to control all the conditions in our external environment, but we certainly have a choice of controlling our inner environment.”It all boils down to choices. Yoga, it’s more than just a good stretch… it’s a healing path too. for more on Yoga classes, Yoga therapy, private Yoga sessions, bodywork, reiki, craniosacral, massage and coaching, please ph/txt 50-839.
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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE IS hEREBY GIVEN that Mrs Sue Brown on behalf of La Casita Mexican Cafe has iled an application with the Liquor Licensing Authority for a Restaurant Liquor Licence to provide for the Sale of Liquor on the premises at: MURI, NGATANGIIA(Village) RAROTONGA(Island) Days and Hours of Trading: Mondays to Saturdays between the hours of 11am and 11pm. Sundays to bona ide diners between the hours of 6pm and 10pm. Any person who objects to the said application should do so in writing, addressed to the Secretary, Liquor Licensing Authority, PO Box 61, Rarotonga by 6 August 2013. 72717 /33194 /1697
The Cook Islands Red Cross Society will be holding its annual general meeting on Friday 2 August at 5pm at the cook Islands Red cross Society Headquarter. Agenda: -Welcome and opening prayer by President -Apologies -Acceptance of new branch -Adoption of agenda -2011 AGM Minutes -Matter arising from minutes -Presidents report -Secretary General’s report -Finance report -Branch reports -Election of oice bearer’s -Other matters -closing prayer
NO BOOTh AT TMN? Organisers do not want the booth at Te Maeva Nui this year! We know that you do! Facebook:’ islandbooth’. 72817 / /2582
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NOTICE TO LANDOWNERS OF TUTAKIMOA TARARIKI SECTION 49F AVARUA The Tutu Tini Estate the lessee of part of the above land has arranged to sell its lease. In terms of the lease the lessee shall not assign or otherwise part with possession without the consent of the majority of landowners resident on Rarotonga. The terms and conditions of the intended assignment are set out in an Agreement for Sale and Purchase. Further details are available by contacting the undersigned on 22 738. If you wish to give consent to the assignment please call at the ofice of Development Holdings Limited. Should we not hear from you within 30 days we shall assume you have no objection to the assignment. John Tansley Development Holdings Limited.
Matavera Football AGM. Annual General Meeting DATE: Monday 29 July 2013 TIME: 5pm VENUE: Matavera ield PURPOSE: Annual General Meeting and other matters All members and new members are encouraged to attend. Meitaki Maata.
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head Chef We require a Head chef with experience in running a resort catering operation. Must be innovative, energetic, a good communicator, non-smoker and honest. Must be computer literate and available 7 days. Spa Supervisor We require an experienced masseuse & beauty therapist who is experienced in a range of therapies and treatments suitable for a resort spa facility. Must be well groomed, energetic, a good communicator, non-smoker and honest. Must be available 7 days. Restaurant Floor Staf We require experienced food & beverage attendants to work part-time in a small resort restaurant. Must be well groomed, energetic, a good communicator, non-smoker and honest. Must be available for evenings. contact 22779.
TO: ThE LANDOWNERS OF AVAAVAROA SECTION 11B, TAKITUMU A meeting of the landowners in respect of the above land will be held at the Ngakoa Meeting House in Titikaveka on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 at 5pm. Would all landowners please attend the meeting for the purpose of determining whether consent shall be provided to the purchasers to purchase a leasehold section on the above land. Details may be obtained from charles Little of Little & Matysik P.c. on 21619. Thank you. 72820 / /1780
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FOR SALE SALE! SALE! SALE! FAcTORIE JAY JAYS cOTTON ON Saturday at the Market. Next to the stage. Phone 71655. 72787 /33232 /1917
Maunga Roa Voy 123 On return from Ngaputoru, she will load for Mangaia. Only sailing 31 July 2013. 72722 /33188 /1857
Kwai V26 Accepting cargo for Palmerston, Nassau, Puka Puka, Manihiki, Rakahanga & Penrhyn from Wednesday 17 July. cargo close of 4pm, Wednesday 31 July. Vessel departs 3 August 2013. Enquiries phone 27185. Lady Mona Voy 04 On return from the North, she will load for Palmerston,Nassau, Pukapuka. Sailing 9 August 2013. For further enquiries please call 24905 or 24912. Taio Shipping Ltd.
All brand new boxed items Sony dvd/cd player $200 Panasonic cordless phone $80 Telecom touch phone $200 Telecom lip phone $160 Phone 72183. 72815 /28129 /2562
GARAGE SALE Garage Sale Blackrock Villas This whole week Monday 29 July - Friday 2 August. From midday onwards.
CIVIL STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Minimum 10 years experience. 12 month contract. Salary negotiable. Email cV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
administration oicer Rarocars Ltd has a vacancy for a varied role to include: • Day to day administration of our Hire Purchase system (including credit control) • Reception duties • Vehicle rental transactions • General accounting work - accounts payable, reconciliations, data entry • other duties as required You will have great customer service skills, be honest and reliable, be able to work unsupervised, have experience with Word & Excel, and come to work with a positive “can do”attitude. Training will be given on our Hire Purchase system (Finpower) - it would be great if you already had skills with Quickbooks. Please email your cV to email@example.com or ring Vanessa on 22060.
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Part time work available Sandwich shop in Arorangi, Monday to Friday Must like people, be honest, reliable and punctual Full training given, if this is you call 76104.
hOUSEKEEPING: Short term position available from 5 Aug for approx 2 - 3 months, Flexible h8ours. Energetic, honest and thorough applicants need apply, full training given. Ongoing employment a possibility. Phone Jan at Aroa Beachside Inn 22166.
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SERVICES Reliable Services Washing machine, fridge & chest freezer repairs (ALL BRANDS). Ring Tom NOW 70747/22808. 72719 /33118 /1931
FOR RENT 2 bedroom beachfront house, Fully furnished house, long term preferred. Phone 20270 or 51542. 72783 /33221 /1931
The Ministry of Internal Afairs invite applications for the position of CONSUMER OFFICER. A full Job Description is available upon request. Please contact Eva Mapu, phone 29370 or email admin@ intaf.gov.ck Applications close on 31 July 2013. 72486 /32992 /2039
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Public Notice The Ministry of Agriculture will start with the eradication of the Oriental fruit ly in Aitutaki from Monday July 2013. As from Monday next week, the Ministry will put a stop to the movement of all fruits and vegetables to and from Aitutaki. This same restriction applies to all other islands. The Ministry of Agriculture is urging the general public to adhere to this very important notice regarding the movement of fruits and vegetables to prevent this pest from reaching the other islands. For further information call 28711.
PUBLIC NOTICE TO: ThE LANDOWNERS OF AREARA SECTION 12A, MATAVERA
Creative Centre Principal/Manager If you are a qualiied teacher and would like a change the Creative Centre is looking for a Principal/Manager who is responsible for the daily operations and overall management of the Creative Centre. She/He has a duty of care and overall responsibility for the staf, members, volunteers and visitors of the Centre. If you believe you are suitable please request the terms of reference by contacting: Teresa Manarangi-Trott on email firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Kimiangatau email@example.com or phone 74687 - 20081. Closing date 31 July 2013 for applications. 72137
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WORKERS WANTED Full Time, cook, cleaner, Gardening, Groundsman, Reliable and Trustworthy. Enquiries to PO Box 124, Rarotonga. 72574 /33147 /2085
The Mortgagee of a Deed of Lease of the above land situated in Matavera, Rarotonga in the area of 1,000m² has entered into an agreement for the sale of the remainder of the term of the Deed of Lease by way of assignment. The sale is subject, among other things, to the landowners waiving their right of irst refusal in respect of the sale and (in the event of them waiving that right), the consent of the landowners to the sale by way of assignment. Should you wish to exercise the right of irst refusal as a landowner and purchase the leasehold interest you have one month from Wednesday, 24 July 2013 to notify us in writing. Details of the proposed sale, including the price, and of the purchasers are available to landowners whose names appear on the Register of Titles, on request to: Heinz Matysik at Little & Matysik P.C., Cook Islands Lawyers, Avarua, Rarotonga, Tel: 21619, Fax 21615 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org /
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The Ministry of Internal Afairs has a vacancy for the position of Senior Inspector – Employment Relations within the Labour & Employment Relations Oice. If you are interested in the position, a full job description and information pack is available upon request. Please contact Eva Mapu, phone 29370 or email admin@intaf. gov.ck Applications must be addressed to the Secretary of the Ministry. Applications close 1 August 2013 at 4pm.
Sea Change Villas is seeking a Head Housekeeper Supervisor to join their team. The position involves managing a small housekeeping team as well as hands on work to ensure the presentation of our property is in accordance with our high standards. The successful applicant will demonstrate a can-do, responsible, and lexible approach to work, a keen eye for detail and strong team building skills. Previous experience in housekeeping is essential, and experience with supervision or leading a housekeeping team would be an advantage. The successful applicant must be available to work shift, weekends and public holidays. To apply, please mail your cover letter, CV and references to Sea Change Villas, PO Box 937, Rarotonga. Applications close 5 August 2013.
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Director of United Nations and Treaties Division The Ministry of Foreign Afairs and Immigration (MFAI) is seeking a person to lead the United Nations and Treaties Division. The Director will be responsible to the Secretary of (MFAI). The Director is responsible for tracking and facilitating relevant international developments, promoting national interests in the international arena, facilitating engagement and communication with the United Nations, specialized agencies and treaty bodies. The Director will also be a member of the Management Team and would therefore be expected to contribute positively to the overall performance of the Ministry. The successful applicant should also possess strong management and leadership skills, excellent communication skills both written and spoken, the ability to observe diplomatic procedures, be a team player and have the ability to build capacity of staf. Full job description please contact: Nga Kamana on ph 29347 or email: secfa@cookislands. gov.ck Please send a covering letter and cV to: The Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Afairs & Immigration or the email above. Applications close Wednesday 07 August 2013 at 4pm. 72748 /33231 /2066
Parts/Service Admin If you have excellent communication skills, sound computer skills, a full driver’s license and can drive manual vehicles, we may have the job for you. Duties include attending to customer queries, providing quotations and invoices from Quickbooks, taking bookings for the Service centre. This position would suit someone with a strong customer service with a prompt “can do” attitude. Please send your written application to the General Manager, Pickering Motors Ltd, P O Box 18, Rarotonga or email to email@example.com including a brief cV and a daytime contact number. 72737 /33171 /1943
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WORKERS WANTED: Looking for a Full Time Building & Ground Maintanance Workers. Must be a Reliable,Trustworthy and Self Motivated Personnel. Able to work on the weekends & evenings. Sober habits and a non smoker is a must. call Doreen on 25483 or 55583. 72747 / /2186
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Lemon Grass and citronella plants. Please call 21514 or 79623. 72779 /33224 /1931
FOR FREE VACANCY - MINISTRY OF JUSTICE A vacancy exists within the Ministry of Justice for six (6) months: 6x Data Entry Operators 1x Prison oicer Job descriptions are available on request at the corporate Division of the Ministry of Justice in Avarua. Applications for the above vacancies should be addressed to: The Secretary (vacancy) Ministry of Justice PO Box 111 RAROTONGA Or via email tvaiimene@justice. gov.ck Applications will close on Friday 2 August 2013 at 4pm. 72688 /33160 /1796
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Avis Cook Islands. Vehicle Groomers Are you self-motivated and hard working with a keen eye for detail? To succeed in this role, you’ll need to have: (bullet) A friendly and outgoing personality (bullet) A can-do attitude (bullet) Excellent communication Skills (bullet) At least 2 years proven work experience (bullet) A ‘team player’ work ethic It is also important to have a clean current driver’s license with experience in driving a range of manual & automatic vehicles and motorbikes. You must also be available to work in the weekends. If you think you have the skills and experience to join our team, apply now by contacting Phillip at Avis cook Islands. Phone: 22833. 72736 / /1648
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Biosecurity Oicer Vacancy
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Extension oicer The Ministry of Agriculture invites expressions of interest from suitably qualiied, mature, and experienced persons to ill the above position. The successful applicant should have a good understanding of organic agriculture, soil science, agricultural extension, and information gathering and dissemination. The successful applicant is expected to assist with the development of agriculture in the outer islands including organic crop farming and the dissemination of production and market information to assist farmers make better informed decisions. He/she must be luent in both the English and Maori language, willing to up-skill knowledge in agricultural science, and have a pleasant attitude. Written applications including a CV should be addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture, PO Box 96, Rarotonga or email firstname.lastname@example.org A Job Description is available on request and applications close 1 August 2013.
The Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to recruit a Biosecurity Oicer to work within the Biosecurity Service. We are looking for a young person age between 18 – 21 years old that have completed NCEA level 3 qualiications from a tertiary institution. The successful applicant should have good understanding of general quarantine and have some computer skills will be an advantage as it involves updating of biosecurity data base registrar. The successful applicant is expected to be willing to up skill his/her knowledge in agriculture science and be luent in both English and Maori, and must have a pleasant attitude and relating to the sharing and transfer of knowledge to the general public. Written applications including CV should be addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture, PO Box 96, Rarotonga or e mail email@example.com A job description is available on request and applications close 4pm, Friday 2 August 2013. 72586
Island craft require an in house computer technician. Please send cV’s to the following email address: letcher@ islandcraft.co.ck
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Wanted domestic cleaner, Reliable & Friendly, 2 hours daily, 5 days a week. Phone Poko 24084. 72762 /33136 /1931
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER The Business Trade Investment Board (BTIB) has a senior position open for a Business Development Oicer. The ideal applicant must be hard working with a tertiary qualiication in a relevant ield, outstanding communication skills ideal for teaching and training with an ability to network with a broad cross section of people is. A background/experience in business appraisal and lending is a must. Job descriptions are available from the BTIB oice. Written applications with a current CV may be sent in conidence to: Finance and Administration Manager, BTIB private Bag, Rarotonga or email firstname.lastname@example.org Applications close 4pm, Friday 2 August 2013. 72635
SALES ASSISTANT We are looking for an experienced front line Sales Person with sound computer knowledge to join our busy team who specialize in the sales of Motorcycles, Motor Vehicles, Whiteware and Power Equipment. The main duties will include: Frontline Sales Demonstration of Motor and Power Equipment Record Keeping & Computer Data Input Maintaining Client Database Merchandising of Showroom and Front Yard Display You Must: Be outgoing, friendly and positive Be able to work in a team environment Have a Car and Motorcycle license If you think you have what it takes to be part of a great team - and want a golden opportunity to expand your product knowledge - then submit your CV to: Allister Webb – Sales Manager Cook Islands Motor Centre Ltd PO Box 74 – Rarotonga OR Email: email@example.com Applications close Thursday 1 August 2013. /
Applications are invited from qualiied, experienced and highly motivated professionals to work within the Language and Culture Section of the Ministry, and are able to: • conduct research and advise teachers on efective pedagogy • research, review and develop community language resources • implement language promotion strategies • develop partnership with relevant stakeholders Applicants should have a sound knowledge and experience in linguistics, strengths in Maori Language and Culture, research experience and well developed communication skills including IT. The successful applicant will be required to work in all schools and consult with key resource people in the community and sector-wide partners Applications close on Friday 9th August at 3.00pm. An Application pack is available from the Ministry of Education or from the website at: www.education.gov.ck. Completed application forms with CV and references should be sent to: HRM Director Ministry of Education P. O. Box 97, Rarotonga Cook Islands Ph (682) 29357, Fax (682) 28357 or email vacancy@ education.gov.ck
Monday, July 29, 2013 cook Islands News
923kg haul in ishing comp a tOtal of 923kg of fish was
caught during the Manihiki constitution fishing tournament between fishermen and women from the two villages of tukao and tauhunu. the competition included three methods of ishing being netting, down line and spearing categories. in the end the village of tukao took out the competition with a total ish haul of 441kg. the village’s fishermen and women caught 232.5kg of fish through the netting method and 165kg spearing. tukao village also pulled in the heaviest ish in the netting method with an 8kg ava as well as the heaviest ish in the spearing category – a 5kg parrot ish. the village of tauhunu caught 132kg of ish using the down line method where they also caught the heaviest ish – a
25kg yellow in Tuna. Special awards were also handed out to the local fishermen and women that took part in the competition. For being a team player, supporter of the Manihiki fishing club and for always being on the move earned Papa tarau Kaina of the village of Tukao the isherman of the day award. Johnson Mokoha Johnson of tukao and benjamin Uea of tauhunu also received awards for being the youngest ishermen in the competition. the organisers of the event would like to thank sponsors island Council, Ministry of Marine resources and trader Dons limited. importantly both villages got a lot of ish to cater for the constitution celebrations and kaikai to be held on the island over the coming week. - MW
Manihiki ishermen with a wheelbarrow full of lagoon ish. 130728117
Manihiki ishermen with yellow in tuna caught during the constitution ishing competition in the northern group island.
Eels overcome Bulls rugby fans were treated to an exciting game of rugby on saturday between the avatiu Eels and Titikaveka Bulls. The Eels got straight to business with a irst up try before the Bulls hit back with a try of their own. however in the end it was the Eels consistent game over 80-minutes that produced 7 tries for a triumphant 42-24 win
against the Bulls. The Bulls have been the season’s top performers and will no doubt take a lot of lessons from the game to get their train back on the winning track. Today we share photos from the thrilling game at the avatiu swamp on saturday. - Matariki Wilson
Mark Charlie of the Eels bangs his way to the try line.
Bulls live wire full back Eli Bendini leads the charge for his team.
eels supporter George George celebrates a try to his team. 13072805
Matthew Pierre of the eels crashes his way through Bulls defenders at the swamp.
Monday, July 29, 2013 cook Islands News
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Situation: A trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain remains slow moving over the Northern Cooks. An easterly wind low prevails over Southern Cooks. Forecast to midnight for the Southern Cooks: Cloudy periods with brief showers. Moderate easterly winds. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate southeasterly swells. Further outlook: Brief showers. For Rarotonga: Cloudy periods with brief showers. Further outlook: Brief showers. For the Northern Cooks: Occasional rain and few thunderstorms over most places. Moderate east to northeast winds, fresh at times. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate southeasterly swells. Further outlook: Occasional rain and few thunderstorms.
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araPo - tangaroa mon 29 Tanu (Planting) Tanu i te meika. Plant bananas.
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Rarotonga Monday, July 29, 2013
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Monday, July 29, 2013 cook Islands News
Club rugby action photos & Manihiki Constitution fishing comp
Slippery Eels rein in the Bulls DeFenDing club rugby champions the avatiu eels signalled their intentions for the season with an emphatic 7 try 42-24 win over top season performers the titikaveka bulls. in front of a vocal home crowd – the game was by far the eels best to date and built on the leadership and direction provided by their ‘brains trust’ of terry Piri, Duane gukisuva, Mark Charlie and Clive nicholas. the quartet was supported by a strong reserves bench and was able to sustain the momentum for the full80 minutes of this match. the eels scoring two tries in the inal 10 minutes of play to stretch the inal score to Eels 42 vs 24 Bulls. this was an exciting contest to watch with lots of good team tries from set-piece and counter-attack being scored by both sides however it was the noticeably fresh legs and energy provided by the strong eels reserves bench in the latter stages of this match that helped seal the win for the eels. eels sprinting winger Duane gukisuva scored a hat trick including a sideline blazing solo try. Chris Mana scored two tries of his own while louis nicholas and Marck
Charlie dotted down for a try each. although the bulls were in continuous catch-up mode throughout the action packed game – they never gave up hope and they deinitely battled till the bitter end making the match an exciting spectacle. best for the bulls were strong-running number 8 tautua Ofisa, who scored a try for the bulls, powerful midield Samoan sevens player Moni Magele and also their goal-kicking halfback bill tangapiri who contributed 14 points with his boot. Juda loki was the bulls other try scorer. in other equally exciting senior a grade matches – the takuvaine reds christened their re-opened playing ield with a hard fought 23-11 victory over city cousins the tupapa Panthers. at the ngatangiia field – the visiting arorangi Cowboys out scored their hosts the ngatangiia-Matavera Dragons 22-15 after being down 1215 at the half time break. Meanwhile competition this week will focus on rugby sevens. training for the mens and womens Oceania 7s will continue today at bCi Stadium with itness testing from 5pm. - Ruck and Maul
Avatiu Eels bullet winger Duane Gukisuva skips out of an attempted tackle to dot down for one of his three tries against the Titikaveka Bulls on Saturday. 13072809
Experience gained at Te Aito Tahiti COOK islands paddlers have re-
turned home more excited and motivated about outrigger paddling after taking part in the ultimate V1 oe vaka race the world – te aito tahiti. local paddlers Serena Hunter, Jane Pearson, allister Webb competed in te aito tahiti accompanied by te aito Cook islands organiser Vaea Melvin. the senior paddlers were also joined in tahiti by local boy and upcoming under 19’s paddler Daniel tehepuarii For any individual V1 rudderless paddler, the ultimate goal is to participate and race in te aito tahiti. the concept of te aito as a V1 rudderless off-shore canoe race originated in tahiti in 1988 to challenge the ability of elite paddlers in mastering all elements of nature. te aito tahiti started with 40 paddlers in their irst event, increasing to well over 900 paddlers in 2013. the number of overseas participants is rapidly increasing and the event is now considered as the singles championship of the world, so this was the ultimate opportunity for our paddlers to experience. Especially irst time Aito paddlers allister Webb and Daniel
tehepuarii – who both improved their race times since the Cook Islands qualiier held in May. Completing a 28km race course in the open men’s division Webb inished the race in 2.56.51 to place 425th out of of 790 paddlers – an impressive 8 minutes faster than his qualiier time. Tehepuarii completed a 14km under 19s course (just one loop of the 28km course) in 1.25.35 78th of 90 paddlers. For Cook islands aito champions Serena Hunter and Jane Pearson – this was their second experience of tahiti aito and proved that hard work, training and commitment make for faster race times. Hunter placed 14th overall
out of fleet of 50 women paddlers and picking up her time –10 minutes faster than in May with 1.29.00. Pearson raced through the 14km course to place 35th with a time of 1.37.00. the team were very happy with their efforts and times – an experience they will use to work towards the CiCa national singles 18km on September 28. the team and event coordinators couldn’t have done it without the generous support and help they received from Ci Canoeing association, air rarotonga ltd, Cook islands tourism and their ever-increasing network of paddlers, family and friends in tahiti. - CICA
Local women paddlers serena hunter (centre) and Jane Pearson with Kiwi paddler Miriama hodges at Te aito Tahiti. 13072641
Louis nicholas of the avatiu eels crunches his way through Bulls defenders to score a try. 13072813
Constitution 7s this week tHe tUPaPa field will be the
home of rugby sevens this week where the CiPS under 15 college sevens and Constitution Sevens tournament will be staged. getting the week of rugby sevens rolling along will be the future stars of local sevens in the under 15 college sevens tournament sponsored by CiPs. the competition for boys and girls is set to be a great showcase of youthful talent. The irst day of the competition is Wednesday 31 kicking off at 12pm followed by the final day of competition on thurs-
day, august 1 – again starting at 12pm. On Friday and Saturday the annual constitution sevens will be held for senior club teams. this tournament will be
played at the Tupapa ield kicking off at 1pm on both days. Get along to the Tupapa ield this week for fantastic rugby sevens games. - Matariki Wilson
Bossy Hash HaSH House Harriers will meet in arorangi for their run this evening. Hares will be Yessboss & Daboss and venue will be near PtS & the old MOiP location.
look for the Hash Flags and sign on the main road. the run commences at 5:30pm and all runners and walkers are welcome.
News, Sports and Opinion from the Cook Islands News for Monday, July 29, 2013