Conor Leathley

Conor Leathley

MPs sit into night to pass tax bill

Thursday February 22, 2018

Parliament sat late last night with the goal to pass the Value Added Tax (VAT) bill, as yesterday’s sitting was the last for the opening Parliamentary session of the year.

When can foreigners buy property?

Thursday February 22, 2018

Land allocated to locals can be passed onto foreigners if they are unable to afford it, Minister of BTIB Kiriau Turepu said during Tuesday’s question time session at Parliament.

PM inspects Raro roads for himself

Thursday February 22, 2018

Constant criticism about the state of the roads in Rarotonga led prime minister Henry Puna to get into his car and inspect them himself.

Finance minister Mark Brown called the controversial tax amnesty proposed by government ‘bold decision making to reduce tax’ during his ministerial statement in Parliament yesterday.

Spat earns rebuke from Speaker

Wednesday February 21, 2018

Question time in yesterday’s opening session of Parliament devolved into a squabble between members that left the Speaker Niki Rattle exasperated.

Cook Islands on dengue alert

Wednesday February 21, 2018

With a new outbreak of dengue in surrounding Pacific islands, the Cook Islands Ministry of Health held a stakeholders meeting last Friday to examine the state of dengue surrounding the Cooks, and at prevention measures.

Lima Sopoaga out of All Black plans

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Having chosen to take his career overseas to England, it appears that Lima Sopoaga’s tenure in the All Blacks jersey is over.

Kukis at play in the NRL

Tuesday February 20, 2018

A few Kuki internationals got the chance to blow off the cobwebs over the weekend in the opening round of the NRL’s pre-season.

Last Wednesday at the New Hope Hall, WATSAN director Jaime Short educated Cook Islands youths about the dangers of poor waste management and land degradation, and what they can do to prevent it.

Retirement homes mooted

Tuesday February 20, 2018

A working committee consisting of three ministries will create a proposal to Cabinet on the viability of retirement homes on Rarotonga.

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