Conor Leathley

Conor Leathley

Good news on pension scheme

Thursday March 08, 2018

Changes to the pension portability scheme, which will make it easier for qualifying Cook Islands to claim New Zealand superannuation, were announced by New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has assured the Cook Islands that if it achieves developed nation status, the current relationship between the two countries will remain unchanged.

Deputy prime minister and Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) minister Teariki Heather visited Aitutaki last Friday to officially hand over a heavy vehicle trailer to the Aitutaki island government.

Mentors programme of huge benefit

Wednesday March 07, 2018

Of the total number of mentees that took part in last week’s Mentors Programme, 82 per cent were indigenous Cook Islanders, up from 77 per cent a year ago.

Last night New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and her delegation touched down in Rarotonga as part of the “Pacific Reset” Mission.

Fundraiser will help fire victim

Tuesday March 06, 2018

Members of the Cook Islands community have organised a fundraiser this Friday for Mama Ake Lewis, whose Atupa house was consumed by fire two Fridays ago.

Empowering Cook Islands youth

Monday March 05, 2018

Finding ways to empower Cook Islands youth to live a positive life is the focus of recently appointed youth development and sports officer Tuaine Manavaroa Jr.

Thinking of the children

Monday March 05, 2018

Internal Affairs national children’s policy coordinator Rebecca Hosking-Ellis hosted a workshop on February 23 at the ministry, speaking about the need to support Cook Islands children.

Another Bachop in the pipeline

Monday March 05, 2018

Cook Islander Jackson Garden-Bachop is expected to make his first appearance for the Hurricanes this weekend in the match against the Jaguares.

Novelist in love with the Cooks

Monday March 05, 2018

During his third visit to Rarotonga, Tom Clancy novelist Marc Cameron was gracious enough to sit down with CINews journalist Conor Leathley for a lengthy discussion of his life and writing.

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