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Prime Minister Henry Puna to step down

Tuesday June 16, 2020 Written by Published in Economy
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The Prime Minister has announced he will step down in September – an unprecedented resignation.

Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown will step into his shoes.

Puna has been nominated for the position of the Secretary-General role of the Pacific Forum; the successful applicant will not be known until August/September.

*Detailed coverage tomorrow.


  • Comment Link Ngatokorima Kamana Wednesday, 17 June 2020 12:46 posted by Ngatokorima Kamana

    George Angene 4 PM

  • Comment Link Elaine Dunlap Wednesday, 17 June 2020 06:01 posted by Elaine Dunlap

    What country are the Cook Islands in? From the United States, what city do you fly from?

  • Comment Link Richard Williams Tuesday, 16 June 2020 22:41 posted by Richard Williams

    Henry puna was one. Of the best pm of the cook island well done for the hard work u done around the world thank you metaki maata

  • Comment Link Brian Hunter Tuesday, 16 June 2020 19:12 posted by Brian Hunter

    Kiaora Henry,
    You have served your nation to the best of your capabilities, good on for your decision.A well deserved break,for you and Akaiti..
    I do hope Mark Brown realises who's shoes he is stepping into,lots of problems with Vodafone I understand..
    Kind Regards

  • Comment Link Philippe Roi Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:52 posted by Philippe Roi

    Is the prime minister still retaining the same portfolio

  • Comment Link The BOSS man Tuesday, 16 June 2020 15:10 posted by The BOSS man

    Looks like more $$$$ in this position if the PM is leaving.