Conor Leathley

Conor Leathley

Buildings officially opened

Friday March 09, 2018

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern officially opened the two new Tereora College buildings on Thursday watched by local and New Zealand dignitaries, and the college’s students.

Compliments flow at VIP dinner

Friday March 09, 2018

The leaders of the Cook Islands and New Zealand spoke glowingly about the relationship between the two countries at dinner hosted by the Cook Islands government on Wednesday night.

Graduation main issue: Ardern

Friday March 09, 2018

The possible graduation of the Cook Islands to developed status is a much more pressing issue than any possible bid for the country to join the United Nations, says New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern.

Close battle in netball contest

Thursday March 08, 2018

The final weekend of the netball Premier League Competition resulted in a number of closely-fought clashes, with two matches finishing in draws.

New Zealand is donating $50,000 to mental health in the Cook Islands, and a portion of that money will go towards alcohol awareness and restarting local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.

Another big day for NZ delegation

Thursday March 08, 2018

The final day on Rarotonga for New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern will see her visit Tereora College, meet with officials at the office of the Opposition, and take part in a panel discussion facilitated by parliament Speaker Niki Rattle.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern told the House of Ariki yesterday she was “blown away” by the warmth and hospitality shown by the Cook Islands on her first visit to the country.

Good news on pension scheme

Thursday March 08, 2018

Changes to the pension portability scheme, which will make it easier for qualifying Cook Islands to claim New Zealand superannuation, were announced by New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has assured the Cook Islands that if it achieves developed nation status, the current relationship between the two countries will remain unchanged.

Deputy prime minister and Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) minister Teariki Heather visited Aitutaki last Friday to officially hand over a heavy vehicle trailer to the Aitutaki island government.

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