Politics

United Nations International Women’s Day on March 8 will acknowledge pioneering women leaders in the Cook Islands who have assisted in the nation’s national journey to improve the status and life of women and their families.

Ministers at home

Tuesday February 28, 2017

The ministers will be meeting for the weekly Cabinet meeting tomorrow.

A special day in parliament ahead

Tuesday February 28, 2017

A working committee made up of parliament, the Cook Islands National Council of Women and the Internal Affairs Gender Development Division, is well underway with preparatory work for hosting the second women’s parliament on International Women’s Day, a United Nations-observance that falls on March 8 each year.

Crucial subsidy lies idle

Thursday February 23, 2017

A $500,000 budget allocation to subsidise domestic shipping during the 2016 financial year is unlikely to be used any time soon, because nothing has been done to determine how the scheme will work.

Officials in the ruling Cook Islands Party admit there are problems surrounding the scheduled run-off between two nominees vying to be the party’s candidate for Ngatangiia at  the next general elections.

McCully to attend meetings with PM

Monday February 20, 2017

Foreign minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands tomorrow (Tuesday) to undertake a range of meetings, with prime minister Henry Puna and his cabinet. 

Puna focus on NZ summit

Monday February 13, 2017

Prime Minister Henry Puna is expected to travel to New Zealand this week following his official visit to Singapore that concluded last week.

PM off to Singapore, NZ

Monday February 06, 2017

Prime Minister Henry Puna left the country yesterday for an official trip to Singapore and New Zealand.

OPM slams shooting inquiry letter

Monday February 06, 2017

Comments made by letter-writer Papa Williams regarding the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry into last year’s shooting tragedy have been slammed by an Office of the Prime Minister spokesman.

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