Politics

Ministry issues dog Audit

Thursday November 01, 2018

Cook Islands government ministries have a real problem when it comes to documentation supporting their figures in official financial statements.

Trade deal approval on hold

Wednesday October 31, 2018

The Cook Islands has decided to put its ratification of the regional trade deal known as PACER (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations) Plus on hold.

Despite a $75 million bill that the government is paying for the Te Mato Vai project, financial secretary Garth Henderson says it is still “affordable”.

The problem of engaging with youth to encourage them to take more of an interest in Parliament was addressed at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference last week.

TMV cost pushed ‘incorrectly’

Monday October 29, 2018

The government’s ambitious Te Mato Vai (TMV) project was never a $60 million scheme, says financial secretary Garth Henderson.

Report backs TMV quality concerns

Saturday October 27, 2018

Financial secretary Garth Henderson has confirmed there are ongoing issues concerning the Te Mato Vai (TMV) stage one project, built by a Chinese contractor.

It’s been possibly one of the worst-kept secrets on Rarotonga, but now it’s official: Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters is about to become a Knight of the British Empire.

Need for gender equality stressed

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Speaker of the Parliament Nikki Rattle reiterated her desire to increase the number of women in the local Parliament, at the opening of the 37th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Australia and Pacific Regional Conference 2018 yesterday.

$76m green windfall for Cooks

Tuesday October 23, 2018

The Cook Islands can now access climate related finance of up to about $76.3 million (US$50 million) per project directly from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

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