Politics

After nearly 18 months of controversy and court battles, a third election win for Te-Hani Brown has strengthened the Government’s majority. 

Baudinet upbeat, Brown remains mum

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Voters eligible for the Atiu by-election have a day to decide where their allegiance lie – Te-Hani Brown or June Baudinet. 

By-election campaign turns ‘unpleasant’ again, reports Rashneel Kumar.

For the past year, Pacific Divers director Stephen Lyon has been being working towards the goal of becoming the New Zealand National Party candidate for the South Auckland electorate of Botany.

MPs’ consciences v human rights

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Churches and representatives of the gay and lesbian community have today explained their positions on criminalising same-sex relationships. 

‘Public support’ for same-sex ban

Tuesday November 05, 2019

The decision to reinstate homosexual sex in the Crimes Bill was a response to the numbers of submissions and views expressed at public meetings around the Cook Islands, the committee chairperson says.

Efforts are being made to decriminalise homosexuality in the Cook Islands. 

In the hope of ensuring it never happens again, MPs are investigating how a teacher was able to keep collecting $30,000 in pay after he was sacked.

Te-Hani Brown is enjoying an all-expenses-paid trip to Fiji to talk about what it means to be a young MP – even though she was forced to quit Parliament.

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