Florence Syme-Buchanan

Florence Syme-Buchanan

McCully wants better super deal

Wednesday February 22, 2017

New Zealand Foreign minister Murray McCully says he wants to achieve further relaxation of the rules applying to New Zealand superannuation and pension portability for Cook Islanders because “it’s affordable and fair.”

Officials in the ruling Cook Islands Party admit there are problems surrounding the scheduled run-off between two nominees vying to be the party’s candidate for Ngatangiia at  the next general elections.

After living here for 13 years an expatriate Kiwi has been told to either voluntarily leave the country within 24 hours or face deportation.

The High Court is understood to be close to confirming the appointment of a liquidator from overseas who will manage the winding up of Pacific Schooners Ltd.

The public can expect the release of the McDermott-Matapo findings into the October 2016 triple shooting once the report is completed by the end of March.

A Cook Islands man says he’s been deeply affected by recent publicity in which two tourists accused him of threatening them and being menacing with a machete.

Forced split completely unfair

Monday February 06, 2017

A Cook Islands woman says she is devastated by the Immigration department’s push to have her Kiwi partner of almost seven years out of the country.

End of a dream for ship owners

Thursday February 02, 2017

THE GROUNDING of the “dream ship” intended to hugely improve domestic shipping services here has been a major setback for owners Taio Shipping.

A 19-YEAR old female nightclub patron who near the scene when a security guard was stabbed outside an Avarua nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning, says she and her friends were cooling off outside the Rehab Nightclub when trouble escalated quickly.

Stabbing victim speaks out

Wednesday February 01, 2017

The SHOCK stabbing of a security guard outside an Avarua nightclub has many locals worried that Rarotonga society is quickly changing forever and becoming increasingly dangerous.

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