Cook Islander Valentine Holmes has been put on notice by the Queensland coach Kevin Walters, who has declared that Greg Inglis will be an automatic selection come State of Origin time.
The Crimes Bill 2017 needs changes to expand, clarify and update some of its provisions regarding sexual offences, says Cook Islands Family Welfare representative Polly Tongia.
The secretary of the Cook Islands Voyaging Society (CIVS) has clarified comments she made earlier this week about the $100,000 she said was urgently needed for repairs to the damaged vaka Marumaru Atua.
Cook Islands representatives were part of the 1000 youngsters that converged in Auckland to participate in the Junior Oceania Tag Football (JOTF) tournament last week.
The Voyaging Society have said that they desperately need $100,000 if there is any hope for repair work to start on damaged vaka Marumaru Atua this year.
This is the fifth and final in a series of CINews articles on the new National Culture Policy initiated by the Ministry of Cultural Development. The policy addresses five strategic goals, and while its effects may not be noticed until later this year, it will introduce a number of significant changes. The final strategic goal is support and coordination.