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Government is looking at whether a subsidy for air transportation is a valid way to help reduce cost of air transport.

Minister of the Crown George Maggie is content with the funds given to the ministries under his portfolio.

Govt unfazed by jump in TMV costs

Thursday September 27, 2018

An extra $30 million above its initial budget of $60 million is within the Te Mato Vai (TMV) project proposal design, Finance minister Mark Brown confirmed yesterday.

Opposition slams agriculture budget

Wednesday September 26, 2018

Government’s allocation of close to a million dollars for agriculture has been met with criticism from the Opposition.

MPs raise water shortage issue

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Government took a swipe at the Opposition in Parliament yesterday on the water shortage issue that was raised by their leader William “Smiley” Heather.

Growers urged to register for VAT

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Finance minister Mark Brown says growers have to register as a VAT (value added tax) registered entity in order to take advantage of the schemes under the tax department.

Prime Minister Henry Puna told Parliament yesterday to mention rumours in connection with absent Member of Parliament Albert Nicholas “is totally improper”.

Govt re-uses part of underspent budget

Tuesday September 25, 2018

The government has confirmed it is only re-appropriating part of the unused $38.4 million – earmarked for capital projects in the past financial year – for this year’s Budget, taking the total capital budget to $44.5 million.

The Cook Islands’ government is determined to continue to strengthen key economic drivers, while diversifying the country’s financial base. 

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