Dear Editor,

The list of political candidates for the general elections are quite a mix this time around.

The One Cook Islands movement (OCI) celebrated its fourth birthday on Wednesday night.

Internal Affairs minister Albert Nicholas asked the people of the Cook Islands to work with the Cook Islands Party (CIP) to continue “making things happen”.

A celebrative mood kicked off the governing Cook Islands Party (CIP) campaign launch for the 2018 General Elections, at the National Auditorium area on Wednesday night.

One year after work first began, the new Apii Nikao is opening today, representing what prime minster and education minister Henry Puna called “a labour of love between the People’s Republic of China and the Cook Islands”.

Rakahanga candidate Tina Browne says she is pleased with the amount of female representation among the Democratic Party nominees for the 2018 General Election, as it is an issue she has long been passionate about.

Murienua MP James Beer says while his time as an Opposition member has given him invaluable experience, he believes now is the time for him and his Democratic Party members to get into government.

The number of candidates contesting this year’s General Election in June, has increased by six over the number who vied for seats in the 2014 elections.

Government spent extra $3.7m

Thursday May 03, 2018

The government has approved $1.6 million in additional expenditure since December last year.

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