New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it is happy for the Cook Islands to use some of its aid grant to repair a just installed water supply system.
Concerns over a Cook Islands-born man who allegedly burgled and burned down homes and businesses on Rarotonga after being deported from Australia, have prompted an MP to call for police to warn communities about repatriated criminals.
A story posted on CINews’ Facebook page about China proposing to give the Cook Islands $10 million for “unspecified projects”, has attracted the second most comments of any story on the newspaper’s Facebook site this year.
Former minister Albert Nicholas says poor health is the only reason for his extended stay away from the Cook Islands.
Prime minister Henry Puna speaks often at conferences and in the pages of international magazines about how the Cook Islands possesses the world’s largest marine-protected area.
Cook Islands joined other Pacific nations this week in Auckland to take stock of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) from a regional prospective.
A commission of inquiry into the problem-ridden Stage One of the Te Mato Vai project must be held to establish exactly what went wrong with it from the outset, detail the decisions and mistakes made and explain exactly why its price tag ballooned from $60 million to $90 million, says Democratic Party Opposition leader Terepai Maoate.