Politics

Bishop has his day in court

Tuesday October 20, 2015

The Cook Islands Police Service’s prosecution team believes the evidence is stacked against former Minister of Marine Resources Teina Bishop in a significant bribery case.

Everyone home this week

Monday October 19, 2015

Prime Minister Henry Puna returns to Rarotonga this week after over two weeks of international meetings.

Budget fight over technicalities

Friday October 16, 2015

The Opposition is accusing the Government of breaking the law and misleading the public about its spending.

On Monday One Cook Islands leader Teina Bishop will have his day in court after a two year investigation into alleged dodgy dealings while he was Minister of Marine Resources.

Code of conduct overdue, says MP

Friday October 16, 2015

One of Parliament’s newest MPs believes a formal code of conduct for all politicians is long overdue and she’s getting one ready to table at the next sitting.

PM speaks out on disaster risk

Thursday October 15, 2015

Prime Minister Henry Puna has told an international audience it would be naive to disregard any future relocation of displaced people due to natural disasters – a real possibility with the impacts of climate change in the Pacific.

Protection from domestic violence

Thursday October 15, 2015

This story is the third in a series about the Family Law Bill 2015, which – if passed by parliament – could drastically change the way child protection and domestic violence issues are dealt with in the Cook Islands.

This story covers the Domestic Violence section of the proposed Bill.

Call for public submissions

Thursday October 15, 2015

The public can have their say on the Family Law Bill 2015 by making public submissions to the special select committee made up of Cook Islands Party MP for Vaipae-Tautu Mona Ioane, Cook Islands Party MP for Rakahanga Toka Hangai, Cook Islands Party MP for Teenui-Mapumai Rose Toki Brown, Democratic Party MP for Tamarua Tetangi Matapo, Democratic Party MP for Titikaveka Selina Napa and One Cook Islands Party MP for Tupapa George Maggie.

Push to keep US boats here

Tuesday October 13, 2015

The government is pushing to keep US purse seiners in our waters despite stormy seas for the treaty which brought about $8 million to the national economy during the last financial year.

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