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The Cook Islands and the United Arab Emirates have signed a joint communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations in Wellington, New Zealand, formalising diplomatic arrangements between the governments of the Cook Islands and the United Arab Emirates.
The body of Clerk of Parliament John Tangi, who died on Wednesday evening at Rarotonga Hospital, was brought to the Cook Islands Parliament yesterday afternoon for a memorial service attended by parliamentary staff, cabinet ministers and other government representatives.
Culture minister George Maggie put in a public request to the Chinese government for “machinery and trucks”, including a four-wheel drive, at an official ceremony held at the National Auditorium yesterday.
Prime minister Henry Puna and other Pacific leaders, are meeting this week at the second annual Climate Action Pacific Partnership (CAPP) Conference, in Suva, Fiji.
Democratic Party leader Tina Browne has accused prime minister Henry Puna and his deputy Mark Brown of distorting facts, following their criticism of the Democratic Party’s position on Te Maeva Nui costs.
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.