Inspirational young leaders throughout the Commonwealth, including the Cook Islands, are being offered a life-changing opportunity by Her Majesty The Queen.
An announcement of heavy machinery destined for the outer islands is being heralded by the Government, but the Opposition is giving a lukewarm reaction to the news.
Relatively quiet since last month’s general elections, pensioner activist group Grey Power is regrouping and has its sights set on whichever party forms the next government.
Further information has come to hand about a young Cook Islander who has been honoured for his performance during a gruelling four-month training course for New Zealand Army recruits.
Mental health problems continue to go untreated in the Cook Islands because people are afraid to come forward for help, says an expert in the field.