Phillipa Webb

Phillipa Webb

It’s not just Rarotonga having all the Christmas fun, with the Aitutaki Christmas parade showing the Pa Enua knows how to spread the festive cheer.

CABINET DIARY

Monday December 21, 2015

Everyone's here for Christmas!

Otago University’s latest graduation ceremony marked the end of many years of research for Cook Islands’ newest Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Jesse Kokaua.

The Cook Islands Pearl Authority is hitting back at Public Expenditure Review Committee (PERC) for what it calls “vilifying the reputation and integrity of individuals” and failing to put the record straight.

Conflict of interest a real pearler

Saturday December 19, 2015

The Cook Islands Pearl Authority has made a fashion faux pas, failing to follow the proper tendering process by awarding $70,000 to a local marketing company whose director was related to someone advising the government agency.

More schooner scandal

Saturday December 19, 2015

Henry never intended to sail schooner north, report says

Calling environmental concerns over Muri Lagoon a “national disaster” was simply an attempt by government to snatch the $800,000 set aside for dealing with the aftermath of cyclones, claims lawyer and politician Norman George.

Short sitting brings attack

Friday December 18, 2015

The Opposition is criticising the government for a short sitting of parliament where national leaders were unable to discuss of the nitty-gritty issues impacting the country.

Question time has been the liveliest part of parliament this week, with new kid on the block Minister of Internal Affairs Albert Nicholas causing eyes to roll when he asked another Minister a “patsy” question.

Parliament over for the year

Wednesday December 16, 2015

And that’s a wrap…

Prime Minister Henry Puna closed the doors on parliament yesterday afternoon after a record short two-day sitting.

Page 6 of 75