Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Parliament ends on high note

Thursday December 07, 2017

The second sitting of parliament for 2017 ended on a high on Tuesday with prime minister Henry Puna’s announcement that the government will provide a bus for schoolchildren on Mangaia.

Roundabout crash injures motorcyclist

Thursday December 07, 2017

A motorcyclist travelling through the Avatiu wharf roundabout was seriously injured yesterday morning after being knocked off his bike when a driver failed to give way.

Schools support Aids Day event

Wednesday December 06, 2017

A wearable art competition, a performance by a competitor in the Dancer of the Year competition, and a poetry and poster contest for school students were all part of the fun at the Punanga Nui market on Friday morning.

Over the weekend reporting period, which includes Friday, no incidents of domestic violence were received.

Minister of Health Nandi Glassie has confirmed some mental patients with extreme behavioural issues are still having to be housed in Arorangi prison.

Punanga Nui notches up 25 years

Tuesday December 05, 2017

A quarter of a century of Punanga Nui market vendors selling their tasty homemade goods, produce, and locally-made wares was celebrated on November 24 with the unveiling of commemorative plaques set in stone, by Queens Representative Tom Marsters and New Zealand deputy High Commissioner Samantha Beckett.

Shipping subsidy is good news

Tuesday December 05, 2017

“Timing is everything” said Minister of Finance Mark Brown as he announced a new $500,000 shipping subsidy to the Northern Group in parliament last Thursday afternoon.

Just one day to review an extremely complex bill containing hundreds of new clauses is not enough, says MP for Murienua James Beer.

Tiare Taporo to sail again

Monday December 04, 2017

After sitting abandoned at Avatiu wharf since August 2016, the troubled Pacific Schooners vessel Tiare Taporo is reportedly set to resume a Northern group shipping service in January 2018.

More time to make a difference

Monday December 04, 2017

There’s just a few more days left to make a difference for Cook Islands children in need with the BSP Giving Tree…

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