Opposition leader and former Ministry of Marine Resources minister Teinakore Bishop’s high profile case has been confirmed for a trial in July.

Resignation earlier

Tuesday April 05, 2016

Opposition coalition leader MP Teina Bishop has changed his letter of resignation from his new parliamentary post advancing it a month forward to June 30, to coincide with the end of the financial year. The date was earlier publicised as July 30.


For possibly the first time in Cook Islands politics, a full audit of the Opposition office has been requested by its leader.

The ruling Cook Islands Party has nothing to fear over the recent Opposition leadership shuffle because the Democratic Party is headed for a “winter of discontent,” believes finance minister Mark Brown.

Opposition battles choppy waters

Thursday March 31, 2016

It seems there is still no smooth sailing for the opposition ship, despite a change of captains.

Bishop leader on a deadline

Wednesday March 30, 2016

Teina Bishop will be the leader of the Members of Parliament in opposition to the Government until July 31, at which point his position will be re-assessed in the light of the outcome of a court case he is facing.

PM and ministers on Aitutaki

Tuesday March 29, 2016

Prime Minister Henry Puna will be leading a team of ministers to the fifth Joint Ministerial Forum (JMF) between the Cook Islands and New Zealand on Aitutaki today.

GOVERNMENT recorded an unexpected net operation surplus of $7 million in the second quarter of the financial year ending in December 31 last year.

Veteran politician and lawyer Norman George plans to stand for parliament in the 2018 General Elections.

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