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The Cook Islands Party has survived through three out of seven petitions, keeping them in majority territory with a tight one-seat lead.

Local Lawyer Tim Arnold has lashed out at the Ministry of Marine Resources and its refusal to disclose details of a settlement reached with the owners of a purse seine vessel caught fishing illegally in local waters.

CINews seeks legal opinion on MMR threat

Thursday September 11, 2014

Cook Islands News is seeking legal advice after being told by the Secretary of the Ministry of Marine Resources that it could face legal action should it publish details of a secret settlement made over an incident of illegal fishing by an unlicensed foreign purse seine vessel.

Puna still PM

Thursday September 11, 2014

Prime Minister Henry Puna’s political career is set to continue after the Cook Islands High Court’s dismissal of an electoral petition yesterday.

Avatea gives away recycling centre

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Avatea Primary School was one of two schools that was drawn out during this year’s Lagoon Day to receive a new recycling station as part of an environmental project by CITC.

Manihiki petition underway

Wednesday September 10, 2014

With Prime Minister Henry Puna in attendance, hearings began in Avarua Courthouse yesterday concerning a petition for the Northern Group island of Manihiki.

Official Information Act request denied by MMR Secretary

Glassie petition Dismissed

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Incumbent Member of Parliament Nandi Glassie will be returning to Parliament for another term in office after a petition lodged by his opponent in last July’s general election was dismissed by the High Court.

Willie John holds on in Penrhyn

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Democratic Party Leader Wilkie Rasmussen loses bid to reclaim seat

 With petitions steadily being dealt with by the High Court, a long awaited sitting of Parliament is looming along with the handling of a number of outstanding legislative matters.

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