Deputy prime minister Mark Brown says it’s disappointing the Cook Islands government entered into a contract with the Chinese contractor for the Te Mato Vai stage one project.
Democratic Party Opposition deputy leader Tama Tuavera says it was “really disappointing” to hear Finance minister Mark Brown describe Te Mato Vai as a “great project for the Cook Islands”, during a Radio New Zealand interview.
The Cook Islands Parliament launched a revamped website last Friday in a bid to promote transparency and improve on their communication with the people of the Cook Islands.
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.