Shaun Bamber

Shaun Bamber

Demos release policy document

Wednesday April 18, 2018

A $10 minimum wage, home ownership schemes, a halt to Chinese borrowing, income tax exemptions for local growers and farmers, a better shipping service, reduced reliance on foreign workers, a government minister code of conduct and the establishment of an Independent Commission Against Corruption.

The first time Kiwi environmental sociologist Dr Corrina Tucker visited Rarotonga she knew she would be coming back.

Prime minister Henry Puna has met with United States ambassador Scott Brown to discuss security considerations, including transnational criminal activity and initiatives for strengthening defence capabilities.

Tale of the Tiare Taporo Part III

Saturday April 07, 2018

With the often controversial and much-beleaguered vessel the Tiare Taporo voyaging north again for the first time in almost two years, CINews takes a look back at the boat’s turbulent past. This third and final instalment in our series covers the vessel’s 2016 voyages and brings us up to date with recent events.

Ecuadoreans still on Aitutaki

Thursday April 05, 2018

It has now been six weeks since the Ecuadorean fishing vessel Nino Maravilla first arrived at Aitutaki with eight crew members onboard, six of whom did not have valid passports.

New captain has aims in mind...

Wednesday April 04, 2018

The recently arrived new captain of the Tiare Taporo says he wants to raise people’s standard of living in the outer islands by giving them “cheap access to cargo, transportation, and broadening their possibilities for culture and economics”.

Visiting expert at local brewery

Saturday March 31, 2018

You’ve got to be careful about getting a bunch of beer brewers talking – the conversation is bound to range far and wide, and it can be difficult to get a word in edgewise.

Tale of the Tiare Taporo - part 2

Saturday March 31, 2018

As the often controversial and much-beleaguered vessel the Tiare Taporo prepares to soon set sail again for the first time in almost two years, CINews takes a look back at the boat’s turbulent past. In part two of this series the Tiare Taporo finally departs Canada but ends up causing political strife back home in the Cook Islands.

The tale of the Tiare Taporo

Saturday March 24, 2018

As the often controversial and much-beleaguered vessel the Tiare Taporo prepares to set sail again for the first time in almost two years, CINews takes a look at the boat’s turbulent past.

The Prime Minister and Minister of Marine Resources Henry Puna officially opened the extended and renovated Ocean Monitoring Centre at the Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) in Avarua yesterday, describing it as “a facility that allows our sovereign little nation to exercise full responsibility over its ocean domain”.

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