Politics

RAPPA Democratic Party candidate Dr Teina Rongo says given that prime minister Henry Puna and Speaker of Parliament Niki Rattle are unwilling to divulge the whereabouts of former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament Albert Nicholas, he is willing to take up the responsibilities of the absent MP.

Public consultations regarding government’s plan to open tenders for the exploration of the Cook Islands’ seafloor have ended on Rarotonga.

OPM wants Stuff story retracted

Monday November 12, 2018

Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) media adviser Thomas Wynne has released details of a formal complaint submitted to Fairfax Media regarding an article published on New Zealand’s Stuff website.

Prime minister Henry Puna has been treated to an inspection of Air Tahiti Nui’s latest aircraft, a state-of-the-art Boeing Dreamliner.

Rumours cause distress

Friday November 09, 2018

A spokesperson for the family of Ivirua MP Tony Armstrong has called for an end to what they describe as a “distressing series of rumours” making the rounds through the “coconut wireless”. 

Finding peace in prison

Thursday November 08, 2018

George Maggie was in and out of prison for 24 years before he learned how to control his mind.

Rakahanga MP resigns

Wednesday November 07, 2018

Rakahanga MP Toka Hagai has resigned his seat following a Court of Appeal hearing involving Democratic Party leader Tina Browne.

Prime minister off to APEC meeting

Wednesday November 07, 2018

Prime minister and Foreign Affairs minister Henry Puna will join Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders in a dialogue with APEC Leaders hosted by Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby later this month. 

PM cancels China trip, but Maggie goes

Wednesday November 07, 2018

Prime minister Henry Puna is understood to have cancelled a planned trip to China this week after Rakahanga Cook Islands Party MP Toka Hagai abruptly resigned his seat late last week.

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