Former Financial Secretary Richard Neves has been questioned by police relating to government appropriation during the last financial year.
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.
A pigsty causing environmental problems in Ngatangiia could be closed down shortly.
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.
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.