Finance minister Mark Brown says Pacific countries will continue to develop relations with emerging partners such as China, despite significant increases in foreign aid to the region from New Zealand and Australia.
Cook Islands High Commissioner, Her Excellency Teremoana Yala, says she was delighted to attend the inaugural gathering of representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) community and the Pacific Islands Heads of Mission group (PIHOM) in Wellington, New Zealand, last week.
The Cook Islands Party (CIP) candidate for Takuvaine-Tutakimoa, Mark Brown says the Cook Islands have never been as prosperous as it is today in the country’s history.
The Cook Islands government needs to address the balance between keeping this country the way some residents want it, and solving issues around foreign investment, says independent for Tupapa, Teresa Manarangi-Trott.
The new Cook Islands Party (CIP) candidate for Tamarua, Mia Teaurima, is keen on delivering infrastructural developments that his constituency on the island of Mangaia has been missing over the years.