Politics

A special day in parliament ahead

Tuesday February 28, 2017

A working committee made up of parliament, the Cook Islands National Council of Women and the Internal Affairs Gender Development Division, is well underway with preparatory work for hosting the second women’s parliament on International Women’s Day, a United Nations-observance that falls on March 8 each year.

Crucial subsidy lies idle

Thursday February 23, 2017

A $500,000 budget allocation to subsidise domestic shipping during the 2016 financial year is unlikely to be used any time soon, because nothing has been done to determine how the scheme will work.

Officials in the ruling Cook Islands Party admit there are problems surrounding the scheduled run-off between two nominees vying to be the party’s candidate for Ngatangiia at  the next general elections.

McCully to attend meetings with PM

Monday February 20, 2017

Foreign minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands tomorrow (Tuesday) to undertake a range of meetings, with prime minister Henry Puna and his cabinet. 

Puna focus on NZ summit

Monday February 13, 2017

Prime Minister Henry Puna is expected to travel to New Zealand this week following his official visit to Singapore that concluded last week.

PM off to Singapore, NZ

Monday February 06, 2017

Prime Minister Henry Puna left the country yesterday for an official trip to Singapore and New Zealand.

OPM slams shooting inquiry letter

Monday February 06, 2017

Comments made by letter-writer Papa Williams regarding the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry into last year’s shooting tragedy have been slammed by an Office of the Prime Minister spokesman.

Political case decision later

Wednesday December 07, 2016

Decisions on a matter involving the Application of Declaration of Judgement between Kareroa and Others versus the Attorney General has been reserved and will be heard on a later date by the Cook Islands High Court.

Leaders denied chance to speak

Thursday December 01, 2016

Brown didn’t want EU visitors exposed to protest, Aronga Mana claim

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