A community leader and mother of 12 will stand for One Cook Islands in the Vaipae-Tautu by-election set to be held at the end of the month.
An intimate ceremony was held at Ngatipa yesterday morning where four local residents swore their oath of allegiance to New Zealand at a special citizen’s ceremony.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration’s new Principal Immigration Officer Kairangi (Nani) Samuela began work last week.
Helping local broadcasters to keep safe and stay ‘on air’ during times of disaster is at the core of training in the Cook Islands this week as part of a National Broadcasters Climate and Disaster Resilience Project.
A total of 18 positive cases of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya have been confirmed in the Cook Islands.