Richard Moore

Richard Moore

Te Mana Charting hazards

Monday May 29, 2017

While it is no longer within sight of people watching from the shore, the Royal New Zealand Navy’s frigate Te Mana is still operating in our waters.

Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Tepaeru Herrmann, acknowledges the current immigration legislative framework that governs immigration operations requires updating. 

Senior Foreign Affairs and Immigration officials were on Thursday called before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee and asked to explain immigration fees charged on foreign workers brought into the Cook Islands.

A group of travellers were left with a sour taste after they were abandoned with no accommodation when their Virgin Australia flight was forced to return unexpectedly to Rarotonga.

Downside to armed police

Monday May 29, 2017

The government is still considering whether or not to allow the police to create an armed response squad to deal with out-of-the-ordinary incidents of violence.

The government of India is looking to establish an India-Cook Islands Centre of Excellence in Information Technology on Rarotonga.

The result of the RAPPA by-election makes it very unlikely there will be an early general election in the Cook Islands.

People eligible for a child benefit are in for “a considerable increase” in next month’s Budget.

Police are widening and extending the firearms amnesty introduced earlier this year in a bid to get control of guns in the country.

Controversial yacht set to go

Tuesday May 23, 2017

One of the Cooks Islands longest-staying guests, the yacht Zangano - is nearing the end of its time in our waters.

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