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Politics

Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority geographical information systems (GIS) officer Rima Browne attended the first-ever “Abyssal Initiative” workshop held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

DPM backs name-change body

Tuesday March 05, 2019

A committee in the Cook Islands tasked with finding a new name for the country has received tentative support from the government, ahead of a possible referendum on the issue.

Ministers return home

Monday March 04, 2019

All three government ministers who were out of the country on official engagements last week have returned home.

Foreign developer warned

Monday March 04, 2019

A Democratic Party MP wants the National Environment Service (NES) to regard any breaches of the Environment Act with the severity it deserves after a foreign developer allegedly proceeded with clearing a historically significant coastal section before obtaining approval from the Rarotonga Environment Authority (REA).

Debt distress not China driven

Saturday March 02, 2019

Debt distress in the Pacific is not a result of lending by China, revealed a paper published by the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre late last year.

QR to be drawn into Hagai row

Tuesday February 26, 2019

Democratic Party head and Opposition Leader Tina Browne is looking for Vice-Regal support in a bid to stop the government appointing Toka Hagai as a 7th Cabinet minister.

Group slams lack of democracy

Friday February 22, 2019

The integrity of the current government has been challenged by Group for Political Reform (GPC) founding member Lynsay Francis saying it is failing to deliver democracy to the Cook Islands people.

Glassie reveals his work for Atiu

Thursday February 21, 2019

Nandi Glassie says Kau Henry, the chairman of independent candidate Te-Hani Brown, must be “colour blind” not to see the development that took place on Atiu during his time in government.

CI looks to boost Nordic relations

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand Elizabeth Wright-Koteka was delighted to join diplomatic representatives from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Estonia for a combined Pacific/Nordic luncheon last Thursday.

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