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The party system in the Cook Islands is flawed and gives power to only a few to dictate and make judgements on key issues, says the former minister Nandi Glassie.
In bright and sunny weather, Rarotonga turned on a right royal welcome home for the country’s new knight, Sir Tom Marsters and his wife Lady Tuaine on Saturday afternoon.
Infrastructure minister Robert Tapaitau is leading a small Cook Islands delegation to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
Prime minister Henry Puna joined Pacific leaders in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea last week for the annual meeting of Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC).
Peace and love are represented by the blue and purple colour themes of uniforms worn for the first time yesterday by Culture George Maggie Angene and his staff.
RAPPA Democratic Party candidate Dr Teina Rongo says given that prime minister Henry Puna and Speaker of Parliament Niki Rattle are unwilling to divulge the whereabouts of former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament Albert Nicholas, he is willing to take up the responsibilities of the absent MP.
Public consultations regarding government’s plan to open tenders for the exploration of the Cook Islands’ seafloor have ended on Rarotonga.