Politics

Youth council’s new execs

Thursday March 21, 2019

Last week on March 13 the Cook Islands National Youth Council (CINYC) elected the 2019 -2021 executive committee at their triennial general meeting held at the Atiu hostel.

The Cook Islands has lost a long serving and well respected civil servant Aukino Tairea.

Double party for MP Brown

Thursday March 21, 2019

Re-elected MP Te-Hani Brown had to postpone her birthday celebrations leading up to Monday’s by-election on Atiu for fear of it being misconstrued by her opposition as “treating”.

Brown rules out ministerial job

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Te-Hani Brown has ruled out the possibility of taking up a ministerial position as she joins the Cook Islands Party-led coalition government.

The Democratic Party is supporting the House of Ariki decision not to change the name Cook Islands, but add a traditional Maori name that truly reflects the people and culture.

Convincing win for Te-Hani

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Independent candidate Te-Hani Brown posted a convincing victory in yesterday’s by-election on Atiu.

PM in Fiji

Monday March 18, 2019

Prime minister Henry Puna is expected to be in Fiji this week to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of the South Pacific (USP).

Glassie denies supporter confusion

Saturday March 16, 2019

Democratic Party candidate Nandi Glassie has denied any confusion among his supporters arising from Teariki Heather’s involvement in one of his rallies ahead of Monday’s by-election for the vacant Tengatangi-Areora-Ngatiarua seat.

PM condemns Christchurch shooting

Saturday March 16, 2019

Prime minister Henry Puna has joined his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern and many leaders around the world in condemning the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on Thursday.

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