A Democratic Party MP wants the National Environment Service (NES) to regard any breaches of the Environment Act with the severity it deserves after a foreign developer allegedly proceeded with clearing a historically significant coastal section before obtaining approval from the Rarotonga Environment Authority (REA).
Debt distress in the Pacific is not a result of lending by China, revealed a paper published by the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre late last year.
Democratic Party head and Opposition Leader Tina Browne is looking for Vice-Regal support in a bid to stop the government appointing Toka Hagai as a 7th Cabinet minister.
The integrity of the current government has been challenged by Group for Political Reform (GPC) founding member Lynsay Francis saying it is failing to deliver democracy to the Cook Islands people.
Nandi Glassie says Kau Henry, the chairman of independent candidate Te-Hani Brown, must be “colour blind” not to see the development that took place on Atiu during his time in government.
Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand Elizabeth Wright-Koteka was delighted to join diplomatic representatives from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Estonia for a combined Pacific/Nordic luncheon last Thursday.
The High Commissioner of Cook Islands to New Zealand Elizabeth Wright-Koteka has been active in her role in representing the Cook Islands at the Waitangi Day commemorations.
Prime minister Henry Puna will be attending the World Government Congress in Abu Dhabi this week after an invitation by His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates.