Leaders of the Cook Islands Party (CIP) have responded to the Margaret Matenga’s claims of corruption and bias in the runoff for the Titikaveka CIP candidacy.
Local economist Vaine Wichman says the reason a substantial part of the capital expenditure budget has not been spent by the government is based on complex issues involving land and community feedback.
“We are more than ready!”
Those were the words of opposition deputy leader and spokesperson James Beer following last week’s announcement of an early general election on June 14.
The closing date for nominating candidates entering the 2018 General Election has been set for April 30, with each applicant also required to pay $500.
Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna has said he is happy with the steps that the New Zealand government has taken with the pension portability changes.