Politics

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

Advocating for good governance

Wednesday March 23, 2016

The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI), in coordination with the Cooks Islands  Audit Office, has held a high-level workshop for parliamentarians on the role of a Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.

PAC gives scope for debate

Wednesday March 23, 2016

There is plenty of scope for Members of Parliament to come up with a debate to improve the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), says clerk of parliament John Tangi.

Aitutaki MP to lead opposition

Wednesday March 23, 2016

A majority of opposition MPs has chosen a new leader to head the Democrats and First Cook Islands in Parliament – and Aitutaki MP Teina Bishop says he’s ready to fight.

It’s another week of “normal business” on the rock for the nation’s cabinet ministers.

Brych graves may be relocated

Saturday March 12, 2016

AS government still awaits funds to pay for remedial work at the Brych Yard cemetery, Minister for Finance and Economic Development Mark Brown says some of the graves may need exhuming and relocating.

PM not ready for parliament yet

Friday March 11, 2016

Government is not ready yet to call the first sitting of parliament for the year, despite mounting pressure from the opposition to meet and discuss a range of pending issues.

Bishop ponders deputy offer

Wednesday March 09, 2016

In a political manoeuvre aimed at presenting a united front, the leader of One Cook Islands has been invited by the Democratic Party to take up deputy leadership of the opposition in parliament.

Call for more action in the House

Wednesday March 02, 2016

With the last two-day session of Parliament described as being “very insignificant,” the Opposition is hoping the next will be lengthier and far more substantial with important bills being presented, says deputy leader Tamaiva Tuavera.

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