Only three people turned up to a meeting in the dining room of parliament last Wednesday to discuss setting up a new organisation aimed at protecting and preserving the interests of former Members of Parliament.
The Democratic Party is confident of returning to government in the “very near future” after Court of Appeal ruled a decision on Rakahanga seat in Tina Browne’s favour.
Attendance at public consultations late last month for proposed new immigration regulations was disappointing, says Principal Immigration Officer, Kairangi Samuela.
Deputy prime minister Mark Brown says it’s disappointing the Cook Islands government entered into a contract with the Chinese contractor for the Te Mato Vai stage one project.
Democratic Party Opposition deputy leader Tama Tuavera says it was “really disappointing” to hear Finance minister Mark Brown describe Te Mato Vai as a “great project for the Cook Islands”, during a Radio New Zealand interview.
The Cook Islands Parliament launched a revamped website last Friday in a bid to promote transparency and improve on their communication with the people of the Cook Islands.
New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it is happy for the Cook Islands to use some of its aid grant to repair a just installed water supply system.