Politics

New Agriculture minister Rose Brown visited a number of agricultural establishments on Friday, including an organic fertiliser company, some schools, a hydroponic farm and vanilla orchard.

The cliffhanger general election result in Mauke, which saw the Cook Islands Party’s Tai Tura win the seat by one vote, will stand, the High Court has decided.

Manatua Cable plans will proceed

Thursday August 23, 2018

The government is proceeding as planned with the implementation of the Manatua Cable project, a four-country partnership between the Cook Islands, Niue, French Polynesia and Samoa.

Three down, three to go

Thursday August 23, 2018

The Cook Islands Party’s Tingika Elikana retained the Pukapuka-Nassau seat after a petition against his win in the 2018 general election was withdrawn earlier this week.

Govt against China debt writeoff

Thursday August 23, 2018

The Cook Islands does not agree with Tonga’s call for China to forgive all Pacific debt, says deputy prime minister and finance minister Mark Brown.

Underspending boosts ‘surplus’

Tuesday August 21, 2018

Government’s spending on capital expenditure was below budget estimate by 64 per cent, according to the recently released June 2018 Quarterly Financial Report.

Govt records major surplus

Friday August 17, 2018

A massive surplus of about $36.7 million was recorded in the net operating balance of the general government sector for the 12 months ending June, 2018.

‘Captain Tama’ is a happy man

Thursday August 16, 2018

Tamaiva Tuavera was yesterday a relieved man after a petition involving the Ngatangiia seat, which he won in the June 14 election, was dismissed by Chief Justice Hugh Williams.

Nicholas, Tuavera in the clear

Thursday August 16, 2018

Cook Islands Party’s Albert Nicholas and Tamaiva Tuavera of Democratic Party have retained their Avatiu-Ruatonga and Ngatangiia seats respectively, after the High Court yesterday dismissed the petitions filed for those seats.

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