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Puna champions renewable energy

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Prime minister Henry Puna has explained to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) conference in Abu Dhabi, why he believes renewables are the energy solution for the Cook Islands.

Puna champions renewable energy

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Prime minister Henry Puna has explained to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) conference in Abu Dhabi, why he believes renewables are the energy solution for the Cook Islands.

Prime Minister Henry Puna says the Cook Islands is committed to meet the country’s goal of 100 per cent renewable power in 2020, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Twitter page.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Minerals and Natural Resources, Mark Brown together with the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC), are pleased to advise that the Deputy Prime Minister has reserved areas in the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (CI EEZ) exclusively for CIIC Seabed Resources Limited (CIICSR).

Six detectives on Rakahanga

Saturday January 12, 2019

A team of six detectives will conduct an investigation into the Rakahanga campaign in last year’s general election.

The Cook Islands has joined a coalition of countries aimed at fighting tax avoidance and easing cross-border tax dispute resolution.

Parliament to overhaul rules

Friday January 11, 2019

Speaker of Parliament Niki Rattle will chair a Standing Orders committee, set up to look into revising the rules regulating parliamentary proceedings.

New parliament clerk named

Thursday January 10, 2019

Tangata Vainerere has been confirmed the new Clerk of Parliament, effective January 4, 2019.

Democratic Party Opposition leader Terepai Maoate says government must proceed with utmost caution, and the strictest due diligence must be conducted on every aspect of the Merchant of Paradise plan for development of the outer islands, before a decision is reached on whether or not it should be presented to the government of China.

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