The government has posted a surplus of $23.63 million, which is about 54 per cent higher than the estimated sum for the second quarter of the 2018/19 financial year ending December 31, 2018.
Tessa Te Mata was appointed the New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands last year. Te Mata took over the role last month. She is the first female high commissioner in the Cook Islands and first woman of Pacific heritage to head a New Zealand diplomatic post in the Pacific. Te Mata, a qualified lawyer, is also of Cook Islands descent. CI News senior journalist Rashneel Kumar talked to Te Mata about her goals, challenges and anticipations in her new role.
Prime minister Henry Puna says the country wants to be progressive rather than defensive on both the mitigation and adaptation fronts when it comes to climate change.
A New Zealand-based filmmaker is producing a documentary on local cultural icon Vara Hunter – affectionately known as Mama Vara.
The Cook Islands has lost a long serving and well respected civil servant Aukino Tairea.
Cook Islands Cricket Association has released the men’s and women’s national training squads for the Pacific Games which will be held in July in Samoa.