PM to France, Belgium

Friday June 21, 2013

Prime Minister Henry Puna, fresh off a busy trip to the United States where he participated in 2013 Pacific Day festivities at the New Zealand Embassy, will be in Europe for the bulk of the week.

Shift for public holiday

Thursday June 20, 2013

The second annual Ui Ariki Day will be held on Friday July 5.

Helping the people of the Cook Islands by being strong leaders is the ultimate role of traditional leaders.

Metua vaine arataki

Tuesday June 18, 2013

Good friends and traditional leaders Dame Makea Karika Margaret Ariki (OBE) and Koutu Nui president Turi Mataiapo Maria Henderson warmly embraced each other and chatted quietly during the morning tea break at yesterday’s opening of the 39th Koutu Nui annual general meeting and conference.

Meeting for Koutu Nui

Sunday June 16, 2013

Strengthening the leadership roles of the Aronga Mana (traditional leaders) of the Cook Islands is the overall theme of this week’s three-day Koutu Nui conference starting tomorrow at the Pukapuka Hostel.

Te Maeva Nui to be cut back

Thursday May 30, 2013

The Te Maeva Nui 2013 Constitution celebration programme (TMN13) is likely to be shorter due to an expected budget cut for the Ministry of Cultural Development.

Rere Mataiti of Aitutaki shares some of the atmosphere during the investiture of Makirau Haurua as Teurukura Ariki on the outer island on Wednesday.

Teurukura Ariki invested

Wednesday May 22, 2013

There was an island-wide celebration on Aitutaki yesterday for the investiture of Makirau Haurua with the Teurukura Ariki title.

PM attends fisheries meet

Thursday May 16, 2013

Prime Minister Henry Puna arrived back in the country yesterday after attending a one-day conference in Auckland, which he was invited to last minute.

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