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DPM heads off to Tonga

Monday August 08, 2016 Written by Published in Politics

DEPUTY Prime Minister Teariki Heather will be leaving for Tonga to attend the Pacific Water Conference and Expo 2016 and the annual Water Ministers Meeting in Nuku’alofa this week.

 

The four-day meeting, which will start tomorrow, is the second of its kind in the region with the first hosted by Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby last year.

The theme for this year’s event, which is expected to have close to 200 participants involved in the industry from around the Pacific is, Our Water, Our People.

The deputy prime minister’s office said Heather was also expected to make a presentation on behalf of the Cook Islands government on recent infrastructure developments here.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Henry Puna and other ministers who travelled to the outer islands to attend the Constitution Celebrations are expected to return to Rarotonga today.

The ministers will be attending their usual cabinet meeting tomorrow to discuss key issues concerning the nation.