Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

Govt unfazed by jump in TMV costs

Thursday September 27, 2018

An extra $30 million above its initial budget of $60 million is within the Te Mato Vai (TMV) project proposal design, Finance minister Mark Brown confirmed yesterday.

Agriculture focusses on Pa Enua

Wednesday September 26, 2018

Murienua MP Patrick Arioka said the agriculture sector in the country focuses on the Pa Enua, keeping in line with the speech from the throne that emphasised Pa Enua participation in nation building.

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation yesterday launched the “Cook Islands Community Attitudes towards Tourism Survey” in a bid to get the views of the community on the industry that drives the local economy.

Opposition slams agriculture budget

Wednesday September 26, 2018

Government’s allocation of close to a million dollars for agriculture has been met with criticism from the Opposition.

MPs raise water shortage issue

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Government took a swipe at the Opposition in Parliament yesterday on the water shortage issue that was raised by their leader William “Smiley” Heather.

Dream come true for RRRR winner

Tuesday September 25, 2018

It was a dream come true for New Zealander Gene Rand, who won the 41st Round Rarotonga Road Race on Saturday.

Growers urged to register for VAT

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Finance minister Mark Brown says growers have to register as a VAT (value added tax) registered entity in order to take advantage of the schemes under the tax department.

Prime Minister Henry Puna told Parliament yesterday to mention rumours in connection with absent Member of Parliament Albert Nicholas “is totally improper”.

The blaze that destroyed a building in Arorangi on Sunday evening spread so fast that firefighters were unable to do anything about it.

Govt re-uses part of underspent budget

Tuesday September 25, 2018

The government has confirmed it is only re-appropriating part of the unused $38.4 million – earmarked for capital projects in the past financial year – for this year’s Budget, taking the total capital budget to $44.5 million.

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