Politics

The call to update Cook Islands electoral rolls does not indicate an early General Election, says chief electoral officer Taggy Tangimetua.

2 Ministers overseas this week

Monday February 26, 2018

Finance minister Mark Brown left the country on last Friday on a personal trip to Australia.

Tax measures ‘absolutely wrong’

Monday February 26, 2018

The announcement that some government departments will benefit from the massive tax write-off reminds former Finance minister Wilkie Rasmussen of the political misdeeds in the early 1990s.

Spruce up at Opposition office

Saturday February 24, 2018

The Opposition Office is getting a makeover in anticipation of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s Pacific Mission arrival to Rarotonga on March 6.

UN issue not in the agenda

Saturday February 24, 2018

The United Nations (UN) issue will not be raised by the Cook Islands government and the Opposition during the Pacific Mission visit to the country next month.

Tax bills passed

Friday February 23, 2018

Parliament passed the Income Tax Amendment and VAT Amendment Bill before calling it sine die on Wednesday night.

Some government departments are among 1433 entities that will benefit from the massive tax write-off.

MPs sit into night to pass tax bill

Thursday February 22, 2018

Parliament sat late last night with the goal to pass the Value Added Tax (VAT) bill, as yesterday’s sitting was the last for the opening Parliamentary session of the year.

PM inspects Raro roads for himself

Thursday February 22, 2018

Constant criticism about the state of the roads in Rarotonga led prime minister Henry Puna to get into his car and inspect them himself.

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