Politics

Rain doesn’t stand in the way of a vibrant democracy.

Mitiaro and Atiu both elect new mayors in the outer islands.

Aitutaki mayor Tekura Po’o Bishop is ready to lead the island again after retaining the seat in the Islands Government elections on Wednesday.

Opposition rejects new water bill

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Democratic Party says they will not support the passage of the new water authority Bill through Parliament if it remains in its current form.

Islands go to the polls

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Polling stations in the Pa Enua open from 9am this morning to 6pm, for the voting of 56 councillors and nine mayors in the Island government elections today.

Parliament’s Speaker Niki Rattle will announce today whether she will bar the Cook Islands News political editor from Parliament.

Delay on news reporter ruling

Saturday June 27, 2020

Speaker of the House Niki Rattle will determine next week whether a Cook Islands News article was incorrect and unfair and if the newspaper’s political editor will be barred from Parliament.

Parliament’s Speaker is to decide this week whether a Cook Islands News article was incorrect and unfair and if the newspaper’s political journalist will be barred from Parliament.

Titikaveka MP Selina Napa raised the issue of the excessive number of government land cruiser vehicles on the roads and likened this to “showcasing power and status”.

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