Politics

PM, Brown ‘distort facts’

Wednesday July 25, 2018

Democratic Party leader Tina Browne has accused prime minister Henry Puna and his deputy Mark Brown of distorting facts, following their criticism of the Democratic Party’s position on Te Maeva Nui costs.

PM ‘twisting minds’ - Demos

Tuesday July 24, 2018

The Democratic Party have defended their criticism of this year’s $3 million Te Maeva Nui cost, accusing prime minister Henry Puna of “twisting the minds of people” into thinking that they didn’t want the Pa Enua to travel to Rarotonga for the celebrations.

‘We can afford TMV’ - Brown

Tuesday July 24, 2018

Deputy prime minister Mark Brown says the country can afford to spend about $3.04 million on this year’s Te Maeva Nui celebrations.

The Cook Islands’ interest in joining the United Nations goes back a long way.

A prelude to self-government

Saturday July 21, 2018

Rarotonga writer and historian Howard Henry today concludes a two-part series on the Cook Islands’ prospects of becoming a member of the United Nations.

Petition brings PM to court

Saturday July 21, 2018

Prime minister Henry Puna will take the stand in court on August 13 to give evidence regarding the Rakahanga petition filed by the leader of the Democratic Party Tina Browne.

New Justice minister Rose Brown raised the issue of complaints from the public regarding the high fees charged by the land division of the High Court at a special meeting with the Ministry of Justice staff yesterday.

No change after Mauke recount

Thursday July 19, 2018

There is no change in the result of the Mauke electorate following a recount of votes cast in the June 14 general election.

Count shows more votes than voters

Wednesday July 18, 2018

There appears to have been more votes cast than there were eligible voters in two constituencies in this year’s general election on June 14.

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