Advocates for changing the national super scheme say it would make more sense to allow all CINSF members to withdraw their entire contribution at age 60 to 64 to safeguard their NZ Superannuation should they qualify for it.
Cook Islanders who must compulsorily contribute to the Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund and who also qualify for New Zealand Superannuation pension will find themselves hugely disadvantaged when it comes time to collect their Kiwi entitlement.
It was mission accomplished for Brisbane runner Matthew Cooper who returned to the Round Rarotonga Road Race with an aim to better his previous time.
Following a final farewell for Dame Margaret Makea Karika at Karika Palace on Thursday morning at 9.00am, there will be a funeral procession for the late traditional leader along the Ara Tapu main road, and down Victoria Road to the National Auditorium for her State funeral.
Te Aponga Uira is investigating why a generator failed to maintain power on Sunday morning, creating an island wide blackout across Rarotonga from around 11am, until late in the afternoon in some areas.