The Cook Islands Parliament is aiming to address the imbalance of female participation in parliament with the establishment of the Women Parliamentarians Caucus.
Margaret Matenga has announced that she will run as an independent for the Titikaveka constituency in the 2018 General Election, in a bid to avoid “corrosive” party politics.
The Opposition has lambasted the government for its lack of information regarding their participation in the annual Joint Ministerial Forum in Wellington this week.
The Cook Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI) and the New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have signed a partnership agreement and an information sharing agreement.
The final payment to Toa Petroleum under the multi-million Toagate scandal was made in December last year, confirmed Finance minister Mark Brown.
A delegation led by Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna will be heading off to New Zealand this Sunday to participate in the annual Joint Ministerial Forum in Wellington.
Members of the Titikaveka Cook Islands Party (TCIP) committee are likely to face court action after they failed to confirm Margaret Matenga as their candidate for this year’s general election.
New parliament recording equipment got its first run this Tuesday at a select committee sitting, replacing some gear that was likely 20 years old.