Government’s recent attempts to raid Manihiki land compensation funds held by the Justice Ministry to pay selected people have been categorically blocked by Justice Patrick Savage in a recent Land Court sitting.
Cabinet has announced fresh faces to head two the country’s most important government agencies.
Justice Patrick Savage disagreed with Crown Law on almost all the points the government agency made in applications seeking the release of over $300,000 of land compensation funds held by the ministry on behalf of Manihiki landowners.
Protecting, conserving and sustaining biodiversity in the Cook Islands is the aim of a $700,000 national plan being formed at a workshop on Rarotonga this week.
Wednesday was an emotional day for those involved in organising the Vaka ki Mururoa campaign against French Nuclear Testing back in 1995.