There was plenty of excitement on Penryhn on Monday afternoon when the long-awaited Exercise Twilight began with the arrival of the first RNZAF Hercules aircraft.
Deputy Prime Minister Hon Teariki Heather with his staff from Infrastructure Cook Islands travelled to Atiu last week to begin installation of the Atiu crusher plant.
From the still-raging Pacific Schooners debacle to the Manihiki land compensation scandal, Democratic Party leader William ‘Smiley’ Heather says he has plenty of questions for Prime Minister Henry Puna.
The Ministry of Marine Resources has been making waves on Penrhyn, with new initiatives and studies into the Northern Island’s marine environment.
The New Zealand Defence Force and personnel from around the world are heading to the northern group as part of a military exercise aimed at strengthening disaster relief and lending a helping hand.
Government’s recent attempts to raid Manihiki land compensation funds held by the Justice Ministry to pay selected people have been categorically blocked by Justice Patrick Savage in a recent Land Court sitting.