HERALD WEEKLY ISSUE 608: 21 March 2012

Woman of the Month
Congratulations to Woman of the Month Mrs Ruta Hosking-Tane. Ruta was born in Rarotonga in 1962 to the proud parents of Tinomana Ruta Tuoro Ariki and Archer Hosking Senior and is the youngest of her four sisters and four brothers. During her youth Ruta attended Nikao Maori Primary School and her secondary schooling was split between attending college in Rarotonga at Tereora with her final year at Marist Sisters College in Auckland, New Zealand. Having been raised in a family were three of her brothers worked within the Police force since primary school, she says she had always wanted to be a Police officer and was a dream come true when she was accepted in February of 1981 to join the Police as a trainee to complete an eight week basic training course, two short months later she was attested to a Probationary Constable and awarded most improved. In 1984 Mrs Ruta Hosking-Tane attended the Cook Islands Outward Bound course and in 1985 spent near on 4 months in the South Island of New Zealand completing the New Zealand Outward Bound course in Anakiwa. Gradually rising amongst her ranks Mrs Ruta Hosking-Tane was appointed Senior Constable in October of 1988, and then Sergeant in 1994, still climbing Ruta was appointed to Temporary Senior Sergeant and in April 2001 reached the rank of Senior Sergeant. In 2003 she travelled to Suva, Fiji to attend the Pacific Island Women’s Police Forum, in which the South Pacific Chief of Police Women’s Advisory Network (SPCPCWAN) was established and early this month was part of the Pacific Women in Policing Leadership Program, currently Ruta holds the position of Police Prosecutor in the Cook Islands. Mrs Ruta Hosking Tane’s career within the Police force has been a work in progress that has seen her involvement and service to the community span over thirty years. Throughout her lifetime Mrs Ruta Hosking-Tane has been a part of many community projects including playing netball for the Avatiu Club during her youth, Brownies, Girl Guides, Youth member Turama/Panama and Apii Sabati were also some of the activities that she was a member of. Mrs Ruta Hosking-Tane is a member of the Nikao CICC , Vainetini and Te Rau Maire Performing Arts and at one point she was a treasurer of the oire Nikao Performing Arts. Mrs Ruta Hosking-Tane is married to Howard Tane and together they have raised two sons Richard, 24, and Rupert, 18, and would like to take this opportunity to thank her all her family. Congratulations to Woman of the Month Mrs Ruta Hosking-Tane for your long standing involvement in our community. -Maria Tanner

Herald Issue 608 21 March
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- Pacific Media Assistance Scheme Seeks Innovation
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- Rerekura Teaurere New Climate Change Coordinator
- News Briefs

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