Phillipa Webb

Phillipa Webb

Road safety effort a success

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Police are warning speed radars and breathalysers will be in the hands of many officers and drivers should expect to be stopped and tested anywhere at anytime.

Neves questioned by police

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Former Financial Secretary Richard Neves has been questioned by police relating to government appropriation during the last financial year.

Inquiry vessel is sunk

Tuesday January 05, 2016

The infamous fishing vessel at the centre of allegations of bribery against a former Minister of the Crown was sunk off Aitutaki at the end of last month.

This year more than $100,000 of taxpayer’s dollars has been given to companies with a clear conflict of interest with government agencies, and Public Service Commissioner Russell Thomas says it highlights deficiencies in the application of government procedures.

Another piggery set to be closed

Tuesday December 29, 2015

A pigsty causing environmental problems in Ngatangiia could be closed down shortly.

The Police Commissioner has referred the investigation into Member of Parliament for Vaipae-Tautu Mona Ioane to Crown Law for a legal opinion.

Lagoon work at a standstill

Wednesday December 23, 2015

The murky green algae blanketing Muri lagoon’s pristine ocean floor is set to stay put over the Christmas period, with plans to improve water flow not expected to be released until the New Year.

MMR told off for conflict of interest

Wednesday December 23, 2015

The Ministry of Marine Resources has been given a slap on the wrist for awarding a computer contract worth more than $40,000 to a company whose director was working as the government department’s IT manager.

Leaders drop ball on issue

Wednesday December 23, 2015

The leaders of the Cook Islands missed the opportunity to put the helmet issue back on the table this week and the Clerk of Parliament is calling for the two major parties to start working together.

Cyclone plan cause for concern

Wednesday December 23, 2015

Government officials are concerned there are serious loopholes in the natural disaster communication plan should a cyclone head for the Cook Islands this season.

Page 5 of 75