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Pukapuka-Nassau MP Tingika Elikana says the high cost of freighting goods from Rarotonga to Pukapuka is “just not on” and he would like to look at the option of freighting goods from Samoa or Tokelau instead.
First in the queue, behind the Imua II container ship which was also being unloaded, was the General Transport barge Layar Mas which was taking on cargo for Mangaia, Mauke, Mitiaro and Atiu.
It’s been 20 years in the making, but the Pukapukan translation of the Bible – the Puka Ya (phonetically pronounced Puka ‘Tha’) – is now almost complete.
As our Pa Enua families prepare to return home after the recent celebrations, the Cook Islands Red Cross Society will be joining the returning tere party with the aim of preparing our island communities to be resilient and disaster-prepared.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the southern group islands government and Ministry of Agriculture aimed at achieving part of the country’s National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP), was signed last week.