Getting young people interested in a career in agriculture is the aim of a new initiative which arrived in Rarotonga this week
One Cook Islands have announced they will put forward their own candidate in the Vaipae-Tautu by-election, raising questions about the strength of the Opposition coalition.
The Cook Islands 50th anniversary of self-governance was on the agenda when the Prime Minister met with New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, in Auckland on Thursday (our time).
The Cook Islands Government’s low debt level means the country’s general interest expenditure compared to revenues is low, at an estimated 1.6 per cent on average between the fiscal years 2015 and 2017.
Complaints about a neglected, bellowing cow tethered in Arorangi has sparked calls to reform animal welfare law to make penalties tougher for animal abuse and neglect in the Cook Islands.