William “Smiley” Heather has been reappointed the parliamentary leader of the opposition, ahead of the opening parliamentary session for the year, starting on Monday.

Nicholas returns to Cabinet role

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Albert Nicholas, “the People’s Choice”, was sworn in as a minister of the Crown last Friday afternoon at Government House in front of a large crowd of friends, family and supporters.

Peters vows to change Super law

Thursday June 01, 2017

Cook Islands residents who qualify will be given the right to pick up their NZ Super without the controversial “five years back in New Zealand rule, if NZ First becomes a partner in the next government after the September 23 general election.

A “smoke signaller” who claimed in CI News that the local Seabed Minerals Authority receives an annual budget of over $500,000 is incorrect, says Seabed Minerals Authority Commissioner Paul Lynch.

Tax amnesty starts August

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Amendments to current tax laws expected to be made in parliament next month, will allow government to write off additional tax debts and forgive companies or individuals any undeclared income.

The result of the RAPPA by-election makes it very unlikely there will be an early general election in the Cook Islands.

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.

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