Finance minister Mark Brown called the controversial tax amnesty proposed by government ‘bold decision making to reduce tax’ during his ministerial statement in Parliament yesterday.

Brown sways Chamber on tax amnesty

Tuesday February 20, 2018

It is hoped a special meeting of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce with finance minister Mark Brown last week will be the start of “more regular and open dialogue with the minister” says chamber president Stephen Lyon.

Prime Minister Henry Puna told the Opposition not to bother about things “you can’t control” after question about the rumoured snap elections this May was raised in Parliament yesterday.

PM Ardern visiting Cooks next month

Thursday February 15, 2018

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern will be paying an official visit to the Cook Islands from March 6 to 8, PM Henry Puna confirmed yesterday

Developed status coming: PM

Thursday February 08, 2018

Developed nation status is coming for the Cook Islands, and that is something for the country to be proud of.

MPs learn to be more effective

Wednesday February 07, 2018

New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands Peter Marshall challenged local Members of Parliament (MPs) to be on top of their game when it comes to scrutinising bills and attending select committee hearings.

Cook Islands Parliament will run a two-day bills workshop starting today at the Crown Beach Resort and Spa in Arorangi.

New Aussie diplomat

Monday January 29, 2018

EWEN McDonald has been appointed Australia’s next High Commissioner to New Zealand, with non-resident accreditation to the Cook Islands and Niue.

Ministers expected home this week

Monday January 22, 2018

All Cabinet ministers are expected to be in the country this week.

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