Politics

Revamped website boosts Parliament

Tuesday December 11, 2018

The Cook Islands Parliament launched a revamped website last Friday in a bid to promote transparency and improve on their communication with the people of the Cook Islands.

New Zealand could fund TMV repairs

Monday December 10, 2018

New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it is happy for the Cook Islands to use some of its aid grant to repair a just installed water supply system.

Concerns over a Cook Islands-born man who allegedly burgled and burned down homes and businesses on Rarotonga after being deported from Australia, have prompted an MP to call for police to warn communities about repatriated criminals.

$10 million grant story hits home

Monday December 10, 2018

A story posted on CINews’ Facebook page about China proposing to give the Cook Islands $10 million for “unspecified projects”, has attracted the second most comments of any story on the newspaper’s Facebook site this year.

Former minister Albert Nicholas says poor health is the only reason for his extended stay away from the Cook Islands.

Clarifying the confusion over MPAs

Saturday December 08, 2018

Prime minister Henry Puna speaks often at conferences and in the pages of international magazines about how the Cook Islands possesses the world’s largest marine-protected area.

Cook Islands joined other Pacific nations this week in Auckland to take stock of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) from a regional prospective.

Maoate calls for TMV inquiry

Saturday December 08, 2018

A commission of inquiry into the problem-ridden Stage One of the Te Mato Vai project must be held to establish exactly what went wrong with it from the outset, detail the decisions and mistakes made and explain exactly why its price tag ballooned from $60 million to $90 million, says Democratic Party Opposition leader Terepai Maoate.

Parliamentary Opposition Terepai Maoate says he’s pleased that a date for the Ivirua by-election has been set.

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