Politics

Maoate Jr in, Heather out

Friday October 05, 2018

Terepai Maoate Jr has been appointed the new parliamentary Leader of the Opposition taking over from William “Smiley” Heather.

MPs undergo medical checkups

Saturday September 29, 2018

Parliamentarians took the opportunity of the mobile health clinic (health bus) at Parliament yesterday to have a medical checkup before the final sitting, which started at 10am.

Govt may pay off some student loans

Saturday September 29, 2018

Finance minister Mark Brown says the government is looking at a possibility of paying off student loans of those Cook Islanders who return and work in the Cook Islands for a certain period.

Parliament adjourned sine die

Saturday September 29, 2018

Parliament was adjourned sine die after the passing of two important Bills yesterday.

Females take charge of ministeries

Saturday September 29, 2018

Three females have been appointed to the head of ministries (HoMs) positions which were previously held by males.

Budget set to be passed today

Friday September 28, 2018

The Appropriation Bill, or the Budget for the 2018/19 financial year, is expected to be passed in Parliament today.

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.

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