The capture by ISIS of Cook Islands-born Red Cross nurse Louisa Akavi has shocked and upset the Cook Islands community, here and in New Zealand.
Deputy prime minister Mark Brown says increase in the remuneration of Members of Parliament has not been passed yet contrary to claims that it has been approved.
Police warn there will be no tolerance this long weekend for drunk people causing trouble or driving while over the limit.
Suggestions for millions more dollars to be put into the agriculture appropriation in the Budget is a wrong call, says finance minister Mark Brown.
The high level of immunisation in Cook Islands is likely to have prevented an outbreak of measles, which is plaguing New Zealand at the moment.