A complaint to police last week following a vicious attack on a herd of goats by a pack of dogs has drawn attention once more to the continuing problem with uncontrolled dogs on the island.
The House of Ariki plan to oppose a planned development at Avana Point, and they also want more say in the vetting process for future developments on Rarotonga.
Speaking at Thursday’s New Zealand citizenship ceremony from his official residence in Ngatipa, High Commissioner Peter Marshall said that the 11 new citizens before him “epitomise the energy and the diversity of the New Zealand that has now become a very exciting place”.
Last week, 12 non-governmental and civil society organisations received $169,250 from the Social Impact Fund (SIF), to help them carry out projects focused on vulnerable groups within the Cook Islands community.
It was a diverse group of prospective new New Zealand citizens who gathered together at the New Zealand High Commissioner’s official residence yesterday to take the oath and swear allegiance to New Zealand and Her Majesty The Queen.