Conor Leathley

Conor Leathley

Netball demo for Jacinda

Friday February 23, 2018

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern will be treated to a demonstration by two under-10 netball teams from Ngatangiia and Tupapa when she arrives next month.

Schools all go with NetGo

Friday February 23, 2018

Nukutere College was the first school this week to receive the NetGo netball kits, as part of a directive to upskill teachers and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Cook Islander Teddy Stanaway has been dropped from the All Blacks Sevens squad, with the team’s existing strength and depth being the reason cited.

Part-time Rarotonga residents and Co-Founders of Cream of the Crop Leaders Dan and Sioux Messinger will spearhead a two-day confidence workshop for Cook Islands youth on April 18-19.

Fund raising for the Cook Islands Cyclone Gita Appeal got off to a strong start yesterday morning with the Rotary Club donating $2000 to the cause.

MPs sit into night to pass tax bill

Thursday February 22, 2018

Parliament sat late last night with the goal to pass the Value Added Tax (VAT) bill, as yesterday’s sitting was the last for the opening Parliamentary session of the year.

When can foreigners buy property?

Thursday February 22, 2018

Land allocated to locals can be passed onto foreigners if they are unable to afford it, Minister of BTIB Kiriau Turepu said during Tuesday’s question time session at Parliament.

PM inspects Raro roads for himself

Thursday February 22, 2018

Constant criticism about the state of the roads in Rarotonga led prime minister Henry Puna to get into his car and inspect them himself.

Finance minister Mark Brown called the controversial tax amnesty proposed by government ‘bold decision making to reduce tax’ during his ministerial statement in Parliament yesterday.

Spat earns rebuke from Speaker

Wednesday February 21, 2018

Question time in yesterday’s opening session of Parliament devolved into a squabble between members that left the Speaker Niki Rattle exasperated.

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