The government is anticipating an increase in old-age pension payments as 15 per cent of the Cook Islands workforce is heading for retirement age in the next nine years.
A top of the table clash between Tupapa Panthers and Avatiu Nikao Eels will headline round 12 in the domestic rugby league competition this weekend.
Five players from the Cook Islands tennis development squad have made it through to the Pacific Oceania Championships to be held in Fiji in August this year.
Work on the construction of the Manihiki airport terminal has started following the official handover of the land last week.
Visitor arrivals to the Cook Islands are trending upwards at a rate of four per cent, according to the arrival figures for last month.
Ministry of Justice secretary Tingika Elikana has resigned.
Elikana, who was appointed to the post in 2011, handed in his resignation on Friday last week.