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Illegal fishing penalty undisclosed

Saturday August 16, 2014

An incident of illegal fishing by an unlicensed foreign purse seine vessel has been sorted out of court, but the settlement amount will not be disclosed.

An overseas film crew is currently in the Cook Islands to produce two films on food and nutrition for the United Nations.

The Democratic Party is firmly behind the leadership of Wilkie Rasmussen, reads a statement released yesterday by the party.

CIP unhappy with Puna as leader?

Thursday August 14, 2014

Discord within the Cook Islands Party is growing as members are unhappy with the leadership of caretaker Prime Minister Henry Puna, says a newly-elected Democratic Party Member of Parliament.

Thai and UN meetings coincide

Wednesday August 13, 2014

An official at a recent United Nations regional gathering in Thailand described the occasion as opportunity for the Cook Islands to increase its visibility and establish stronger relations with other countries.

The Secretary of Finance has issued comments clarifying the current budget process, amidst criticism that the caretaker government is overstepping its authority.

Kwai crew salvages dismasted yacht

Tuesday August 12, 2014

Crew members from the shipping vessel Kwai – currently in Avatui port – are responsible for salvaging a yacht abandoned by a Swedish couple, which had to be rescued after their boat dismasted.

Crisis was averted at the weekend when an emergency replacement power generator arrived on Palmerston - just in the nick of time.

More than a quarter of a million dollars is likely to have been spent on determining the next government of the Cook Islands.

Election: Two petitions pulled

Monday August 11, 2014

The Democratic Party has fronted up with security costs for three of eight possible petitions it has indicated it intends to pursue in the High Court.

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