At their annual summit in Nauru last week, Pacific Forum Leaders lent their support to a number of recommendations from Forum Fisheries ministers who had met earlier in the year in July in the Cook Islands.
The Cook Islands is one of the few Pacific island countries which has a backlog of unaudited public accounts, potentially giving the country a bad financial rating.
A female tourist who broke her leg near the Needle was rescued by a police search and rescue team during a gruelling seven-hour ordeal on Tuesday night.
The upcoming budget which is expected to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow promises some new initiatives, but it doesn’t look that promising for the industry which drives the local economy.
Men, who make up the majority of Members of Parliament, need a woman to control and guide them through parliamentary proceedings, says prime minister Henry Puna.
New Cabinet minister Vaine “Mac” Mokoroa is eager to get stuck into his new role as the boss of Internal Affairs, the police and the office of Ombudsman.