Politics

Prime minister Henry Puna says if he could eject US president Donald Trump to another planet, he would.

Wright-Koteka new High Commissioner

Thursday November 01, 2018

Elizabeth Wright-Koteka will be the Cook Islands’ next High Commissioner to New Zealand.

Ministry issues dog Audit

Thursday November 01, 2018

Cook Islands government ministries have a real problem when it comes to documentation supporting their figures in official financial statements.

Trade deal approval on hold

Wednesday October 31, 2018

The Cook Islands has decided to put its ratification of the regional trade deal known as PACER (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations) Plus on hold.

Despite a $75 million bill that the government is paying for the Te Mato Vai project, financial secretary Garth Henderson says it is still “affordable”.

The problem of engaging with youth to encourage them to take more of an interest in Parliament was addressed at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference last week.

TMV cost pushed ‘incorrectly’

Monday October 29, 2018

The government’s ambitious Te Mato Vai (TMV) project was never a $60 million scheme, says financial secretary Garth Henderson.

Report backs TMV quality concerns

Saturday October 27, 2018

Financial secretary Garth Henderson has confirmed there are ongoing issues concerning the Te Mato Vai (TMV) stage one project, built by a Chinese contractor.

It’s been possibly one of the worst-kept secrets on Rarotonga, but now it’s official: Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters is about to become a Knight of the British Empire.

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