Minister of the Environment Kiriau Turepu has defended criticism of his office’s handling of the departure of a senior and long-serving public servant.
Negotiations between the landowner and developer of the derelict Sheraton Hotel are continuing in the hope that the Vaimaanga eyesore can soon be transformed into a five-star resort.
Seventeen cases were brought before Justice of the Peace John Whitta and assistant Justice of the Peace Carmen Temata in the High Court last Thursday.
A judgement will ultimately have to be made as to how long Cook Islands tax officials can keep trying to work with pensioners who steadfastly refuse to comply with the law and pay tax on their New Zealand superannuation payments, says Financial Secretary Richard Neves.
Last Friday the students of Rutaki School received their prizes for winning Rarotonga’s “Bike 2 School Week”.