Politics

Ministers remain on the rock

Monday June 11, 2018

All government ministers are in the country this week in the lead-up to the 2018 general election on Thursday.

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CI News is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. We have two questions today and the first is: The current government put a hold on permanent residencies some time ago without ever explaining why. What are your party's policies on permanent residency?

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CINews is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today, independent candidate for Tupapa Maraerenga, Teresa Manarangi Trott, also contributes to the discussion. The question: Many in the community have expressed concern about purse seine fishing in the Cook Islands. What is your position on this?

Govt cops blame for Muri issues

Saturday June 09, 2018

Ngatangiia MP Tamaiva “Captain Tama” Tuavera has hit out at the writer of a letter to CINews who has questioned Tuavera’s contribution to the village during his four-year tenure.

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CINews is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today’s question: There has been much controversy around the EU fishing agreement signed by the CIP government. Do we need changes in the way the country’s fishing resources are managed?

Only six more sleeps until the nation heads to the polling booths to choose its leaders for the next four years.

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CINews is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today’s question: Tourism is increasing, but on Rarotonga in particular, infrastructure is failing to keep up. What would your party do to remedy this situation?

Wait for word on Nicholas

Thursday June 07, 2018

Internal affairs minister and RAPPA MP Albert Nicholas requires a “release” from one more doctor in New Zealand before being allowed to return to Rarotonga, a CINews source claims.

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CI News is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today's question: The Ministry for Agriculture says the Cook Islands cannot produce even 20 per cent of the country's domestic needs for fresh produce. What would your party do to stimulate agriculture and lessen the country's reliance on overseas imports?

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