Politics

A  happy and relieved Albert Nicholas has been returned to the Cook Islands parliament with a much-increased majority.

Big turnout for by-election

Thursday May 18, 2017

A large turnout of voters kept electoral officials at the RAPPA polling station busy yesterday as they had their say on who should represent them in parliament.

Move to seize Bishop assets

Wednesday May 17, 2017

An application has been made to the Civil Division of the High Court to seize the assets of Aitutaki Village Ltd, a company owned by jailed former One Cook Islands leader and MP Teina Bishop.

Broadcast legal, say Demos

Tuesday May 16, 2017

The Democratic Party has rejected claims by the Cook Islands Party that a broadcast made last Wednesday on Radio Cook Islands by Demo leader Tina Browne and the party’s RAPPA by-election candidate, Teina Rongo was in breach of the Electoral Act.

That tree beside your house, the hedge that is so high you cannot see your neighbour, the leak in your roof. They affect lives every day.’

Teina Rongo seems a reluctant politician who is challenging himself to influence policies on the environment, culture, education and giving young people a more positive future.

Brown part of high level panel

Thursday May 04, 2017

Finance minister Mark Brown will be one of the panelists at a side event during the Asian Development Bank’s 50th Annual Meeting in Yokohama, Japan.

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus deal is as much about development as it is about trade for the Cook Islands, says prime minister Henry Puna.

Time to embrace NZ: Browne

Friday April 28, 2017

The Cook Islands have moved too far away from New Zealand and “we need to find our way back”, says Democrat leader Tina Browne.

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