Politics

MINISTERS TRAVEL DIARY

Monday November 02, 2015

Prime Minister Henry Puna is heading to Paris this week to participate in United Nations education talks.

Spain contradicts MMR on fishing deal

Saturday October 31, 2015

If the European Union and Spanish government are to be believed, it seems our Ministry of Marine Resources may have been economical with the truth about an agreement for Spanish purse seiners to fish in Cook Islands waters.

Negotiating multimillion dollar fishing deals behind closed doors, the Ministry of Marine Resources is being urged to keep its promise to be transparent about future purse seining deals.

No proof behind money handout

Friday October 30, 2015

It has been revealed that government advanced compensation to 10 Manihiki islanders based purely on their claims of entitlement and in the absence of genealogies.

A Democratic Party government would phase out purse seine fishing, says Opposition leader William “Smiley” Heather.

Samoan PM helps launch venture

Thursday October 29, 2015

The Prime Minister of Samoa was the guest speaker at the opening of the Cook Islands’ Federal Pacific Insurance branch last night.

NZ Maori king offered Aitutaki land

Tuesday October 27, 2015

The New Zealand Maori King Movement is to look at land development opportunities in the Cook Islands as part of a new cultural covenant partnership signed earlier this week.

PM snubs Demo Party’s open letter

Tuesday October 27, 2015

Prime Minister Henry Puna has refused to meet with the Opposition to discuss their open letter demanding the recovery of excess unauthorised expenditure of public money.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has not given the Opposition much ammunition against the government in his response to their open letter.

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