Politics

MP representation is costly

Thursday May 17, 2018

Three MPs who will be voted into parliament in the upcoming General Election will represent constituencies with fewer than 100 voters each.

Youths from the southern group islands as well as northern group islands representatives residing in Rarotonga have gathered for the Cook Islands Youth Parliament which started yesterday at Sinai Hall.

If it is returned to government in the June 14 election, the Cook Islands Party will look into “the unexplored frontier” of paid work being a right for women who currently do countless hours of unpaid work looking after children, those with special needs, and the elderly.

New Zealand citizens who have resided in the Cook Islands for 12 continuous months at any given time of their lives are eligible to vote in the 2018 General Elections.

PM Puna travelling to Japan

Monday May 14, 2018

Prime minister Henry Puna will attend the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) being held next week in Fukushima, Japan.

China presence irks Opposition

Saturday May 12, 2018

The Opposition is concerned at what has been described as China’s “irregular and improper presence” in the Cook Islands during the election period.

The Cook Islands electoral office has started conducting postal and advance voting ahead of the June 14 polls.

The “ELECT” Cook Islands Youth Parliament will be held this month, from May 15-17.

Aid landscape set to widen

Thursday May 10, 2018

Finance minister Mark Brown says Pacific countries will continue to develop relations with emerging partners such as China, despite significant increases in foreign aid to the region from New Zealand and Australia.

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