Politics

PM decides ‘sacred right’

Saturday May 02, 2020

The power to allow Cook Islanders and permanent residents to return home lies in the hands of Prime Minister Henry Puna.

Parliament sits to pass Covid law

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Parliament has announced a special sitting tomorrow afternoon, to pass changes to the Covid-19 emergency powers.

Government leaders dismiss pressure for ministerial pay-cuts as political posturing, but say they’ll consider it anyway. 

$32k med-evac charter goes to court

Saturday December 07, 2019

Former Demos candidate alleges there was no medical emergency, just political expediency. 

Baudinet upbeat, Brown remains mum

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Voters eligible for the Atiu by-election have a day to decide where their allegiance lie – Te-Hani Brown or June Baudinet. 

By-election campaign turns ‘unpleasant’ again, reports Rashneel Kumar.

Efforts are being made to decriminalise homosexuality in the Cook Islands. 

In the hope of ensuring it never happens again, MPs are investigating how a teacher was able to keep collecting $30,000 in pay after he was sacked.

Te-Hani Brown is enjoying an all-expenses-paid trip to Fiji to talk about what it means to be a young MP – even though she was forced to quit Parliament.

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