The Democratic Party caucus say they are united and stronger that ever before, despite an urgent meeting that was called on Wednesday night.
Minister of Finance Mark Brown is encouraging Cook Islanders to think hard and get their nominations in for a series of special awards to celebrate 50 years of development.
A noisy village is a healthy village and the saying is particularly apt at Arorangi Primary School where close to 280 students will be studying this year.
Tania Ingaua, Kaienua Pera and Teinaki Remuera may be wearing three separate school uniforms but they are all in the same class at Arorangi Primary School. Form one and two students formerly of Avatea School and Nikao Maori School (now known under the new school name Apii Nikao) have joined their peers at Arorangi School while the new Apii Nikao is under construction. The senior students are currently studying under the new open environment learning scheme in the Heritage Building at Arorangi School where all the students have quickly adapted and are keen to learn under the new system.
Cook Islands youth footballers Dwayne Tiputoa, Kimiora Samuel and Owenne Matapo will be making their dreams a reality after being selected for the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) scholarship to attend Mount Albert Grammar in Auckland, New Zealand.
The scholarship continues to provide educational and football opportunities for youth across the Cook Islands.
“It is a means of nurturing emerging talents through the provision of financial aid to attend training sessions while studying at Mt Albert Grammar,” says CIFA general secretary Mii Piri.
“An opportunity like this comes only once in a lifetime and Tiputoa, Samuel and Matapo have the capability to increase their football abilities, education and confidence while at Mount Albert Grammar.”
Dwayne Tiputoa, Kimiora Samuel and Owenne Matapo have gone through CIFA’s under 16 boy’s academy.