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Manihiki harbours nears completion

Tuesday September 23, 2014

The outer island of Manihiki will soon have two new and upgraded harbours, allowing residents better access to the ocean.

CINews has filed an official complaint with the office of the ombudsman over a government official’s handling of an Official Information Act request made by the newspaper.

Biz training in store for farmers

Tuesday September 23, 2014

Farmers in Rarotonga are being offered the opportunity to brush up on their growing skills and receive training on how to run a viable business.

Youth are being urged to get their applications in for a once-in-a-lifetime programme that can help them become part of the next generation of global leaders.

Workers’ rights advocate Anthony Turua is slamming business owners for deducting superfund contributions from their employees, but not forwarding the money to fund officials for investment.

Demos not dismayed with petition results

Saturday September 20, 2014

With five of their petitions dismissed, the Democratic Party has not lost their fighting spirit, says party leader Wilkie Rasmussen.

Effective coastal management

Saturday September 20, 2014

According to the Te Ipukarea Society, this photo shows a coastal protection unit (CPU), as developed by Don Dorrel, which has been effective in preventing erosion.

Two petitions contesting last July’s election result in Mitiaro will not be heard by the High Court, paving the way for an upcoming by-election.

Publication in contempt of court?

Friday September 19, 2014

A local newspaper has drawn the scorn of the High Court after publishing a story questioning whether Chief Justice Thomas Weston has been politically biased during electoral petition proceedings.

Rarotonga’s environmental impact assessment process suffers from a number of flaws, including the potential for decisions to be influenced by politics, says a local conservation group.  

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