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Power woes in Palmerston

Monday August 25, 2014

After just 60 hours of use, Palmerston’s new generator is experiencing problems.

Strong action by government and community leaders is the first recommendation of a new report on gender-based violence.

Describing it as a devastating form of fishing, the Democratic Party is calling for a minimum five-year ban on purse seining in Cook Islands waters.

Cook Islands Police patrol boat Te Kukupa departs Avatiu harbour today for a scheduled refit, which will take place in Cairns, Australia.

Democratic Party leader Wilkie Rasmussen says a government announcement of heavy machinery destined for the outer islands is part of the Cook Islands Party’s broader post-petition agenda.

Local contractors have been given an early glimpse of what the Te Mato Vai project could look like upon completion, and told how they could get a chance to participate in its construction.

Shark fin talks continue

Friday August 22, 2014

Local officials are continuing discussions with Chinese authorities over the discovery of shark fins on a Chinese-flagged fishing vessel earlier this year.

European markets showing growth

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Updates on European tourism markets were the focus of a stakeholders meeting held earlier this week.

Caretaker Prime Minister Henry Puna has been invited by non-governmental organisation Conservation International to attend the opening of their New Zealand office.

Grey Power to march on Parliament

Thursday August 21, 2014

Relatively quiet since last month’s general elections, pensioner activist group Grey Power is regrouping and has its sights set on whichever party forms the next government.

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