Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand Elizabeth Wright-Koteka was delighted to host Pacific Heads of Mission from Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu for a meeting with the director-general of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen and deputy director-general, Matt Hooper.
The first Cook Islands Logistics Cluster Assessment Training seminar held over three days at the USP Centre last week, saw a positive turn out of over 40 participants.
The government has posted a surplus of $23.63 million, which is about 54 per cent higher than the estimated sum for the second quarter of the 2018/19 financial year ending December 31, 2018.
Tessa Te Mata was appointed the New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands last year. Te Mata took over the role last month. She is the second female high commissioner in the Cook Islands and woman of Pacific heritage to head a New Zealand diplomatic post in the Pacific. Te Mata, a qualified lawyer, is also of Cook Islands descent. CI News senior journalist Rashneel Kumar talked to Te Mata about her goals, challenges and anticipations in her new role.
The Public Service Commissioner Russell Thomas is pleased to announce the appointment of Nga Puna as the new director for the National Environment Service (NES).
Prime minister Henry Puna says the country wants to be progressive rather than defensive on both the mitigation and adaptation fronts when it comes to climate change.
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.