Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Shipping subsidy is good news

Tuesday December 05, 2017

“Timing is everything” said Minister of Finance Mark Brown as he announced a new $500,000 shipping subsidy to the Northern Group in parliament last Thursday afternoon.

Just one day to review an extremely complex bill containing hundreds of new clauses is not enough, says MP for Murienua James Beer.

Tiare Taporo to sail again

Monday December 04, 2017

After sitting abandoned at Avatiu wharf since August 2016, the troubled Pacific Schooners vessel Tiare Taporo is reportedly set to resume a Northern group shipping service in January 2018.

More time to make a difference

Monday December 04, 2017

There’s just a few more days left to make a difference for Cook Islands children in need with the BSP Giving Tree…

Glassie praises JP Act

Friday December 01, 2017

“Ground-breaking” is how Minister of Justice Nandi Glassie described the first Bill passed into legislation by government on Tuesday afternoon during the second sitting of parliament this year.

UN hopes ‘nonsense’: PM

Friday December 01, 2017

Prime minister Henry Puna has rejected claims made by Rarotonga resident Papa Williams that the Cook Islands government is aspiring to graduate to developed country status for the purpose of gaining a seat at the United Nations as “nonsense”.

Timoti to power on?

Thursday November 30, 2017

The Board of Te Aponga Uira (TAU) have been advertising the top job of chief executive for the country’s sole power company.

Titikaveka students set for success

Wednesday November 29, 2017

Principal Gaylyn Lockington and teachers of Titikaveka College had plenty of wise words for their pupils at the school’s year 11 prize-giving last Friday.

FSC under microscope

Tuesday November 28, 2017

The Cook Islands Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) is undergoing a two week “Mutual Obligations” evaluation by an eight-member team of international financial specialists.

Punanga Nui market turns 25

Friday November 24, 2017

Punanga Nui Market was opened with all the pomp and ceremony fit for a king, or at least an heir to the throne, when Prince Edward cut the ribbon in 1992.

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