The United Nations (UN) remains committed to support the Cook Islands even after the country graduates to developed status (or high income) in the coming year.
Netball Cook Islands is hoping the BSP Netball in Paradise continues to serve as a development path for the sport in the country.
Government is considering legal action after “friendly consultation” with contractor China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) over issues with Te Mato Vai project failed.
Nikao and Turangi have made it through to the finals of the Rarotonga Cricket Club competition.
Financial secretary Garth Henderson says a recently-announced $10 million grant from China may be able to be used to remedy problems with stage one of the Te Mato Vai project.
About 20 per cent of the cruise ships to the Cook Islands this year were unable to transfer passengers to the shore during their visits to Rarotonga and Aitutaki.
The party system in the Cook Islands is flawed and gives power to only a few to dictate and make judgements on key issues, says the former minister Nandi Glassie.
Infrastructure minister Robert Tapaitau is leading a small Cook Islands delegation to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.