The Democratic Party have defended their criticism of this year’s $3 million Te Maeva Nui cost, accusing prime minister Henry Puna of “twisting the minds of people” into thinking that they didn’t want the Pa Enua to travel to Rarotonga for the celebrations.
Rarotonga writer and historian Howard Henry today concludes a two-part series on the Cook Islands’ prospects of becoming a member of the United Nations.
Prime minister Henry Puna will take the stand in court on August 13 to give evidence regarding the Rakahanga petition filed by the leader of the Democratic Party Tina Browne.
New Justice minister Rose Brown raised the issue of complaints from the public regarding the high fees charged by the land division of the High Court at a special meeting with the Ministry of Justice staff yesterday.
Bribery, undue influence, treating and issues regarding voter qualification feature in allegations made by the four unsuccessful Democratic Party candidates in electoral petitions demanding an inquiry into the conduct of the election and the candidates or other persons.