Newly-appointed New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands Nick Hurley (left) officially met Prime Minister Henry Puna yesterday in a meeting described as ‘warm and friendly’.
While some residents were experiencing a shortage of water, others were experiencing too much as their properties were flooded by the torrential downpour over the weekend.
Cook Islands protests against purse seine fishing in local waters have been gathering attention in New Zealand.
A bill aimed at extending access to New Zealand Superannuation and the Veteran’s Pension to people living in the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau has passed its second reading.
Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce treasurer Teresa Manarangi-Trott has been appointed to a new specialist sub-committee for regionalism (SSCR), designed to support the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in implementing the new Framework for Pacific Regionalism.