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Proposed new immigration laws aim to prevent problems currently experienced with employment agreements for some foreign nationals in the Cook Islands.

Immigration investigations have exposed cases where foreign workers have been employed without written employment agreements containing agreed terms and conditions.

Two new school principals appointed

Saturday January 12, 2019

Two new principals have been appointed and five others have been reappointed to Cook Islands schools this year.

Six detectives on Rakahanga

Saturday January 12, 2019

A team of six detectives will conduct an investigation into the Rakahanga campaign in last year’s general election.

Big plans for newly-opened gallery

Tuesday January 08, 2019

Artist and writer Mike Tavioni has big plans for his Tavioni Gallery and Vananga at Atupa.

Reunion celebrates matriarch

Monday January 07, 2019

The Molingi Reunion held over the last two weeks brought around 200 people together and is the largest Pukapukan family reunion to date. The reunion celebrated Rarotonga resident Romani Katoa’s grandmother on his Pukapukan side.

USP Plus events well-received

Monday January 07, 2019

A recent survey asking for people’s thoughts regarding the future of USP Plus has sent the clear message that its monthly meetings should continue, says Professor John Hay.

Democratic Party Opposition leader Terepai Maoate says government must proceed with utmost caution, and the strictest due diligence must be conducted on every aspect of the Merchant of Paradise plan for development of the outer islands, before a decision is reached on whether or not it should be presented to the government of China.

Tepaki to release $300m plan

Saturday January 05, 2019

Merchant of Paradise plans to release its $300 million “integration development” plan for the outer islands and part one of Merchant of Paradise’s two-part “Paradise Prosperity Plan” to the government next week.

DPM’s comments ‘disgraceful’

Thursday January 03, 2019

Deputy prime minister Mark Brown’s criticism of the Court of Appeal’s judgement which made her the new MP for Rakahanga is disgraceful, says Democratic party leader Tina Browne.

Welfare payments are released early

Saturday December 29, 2018

The welfare payments for the January 1, 2019 were made available to all Cook Island beneficiaries yesterday at their respective BCI branches. 

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