William “Smiley” Heather has been reappointed the parliamentary leader of the opposition, ahead of the opening parliamentary session for the year, starting on Monday.
Albert Nicholas, “the People’s Choice”, was sworn in as a minister of the Crown last Friday afternoon at Government House in front of a large crowd of friends, family and supporters.
Cook Islands residents who qualify will be given the right to pick up their NZ Super without the controversial “five years back in New Zealand rule, if NZ First becomes a partner in the next government after the September 23 general election.
A “smoke signaller” who claimed in CI News that the local Seabed Minerals Authority receives an annual budget of over $500,000 is incorrect, says Seabed Minerals Authority Commissioner Paul Lynch.
Amendments to current tax laws expected to be made in parliament next month, will allow government to write off additional tax debts and forgive companies or individuals any undeclared income.