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Mitiaro voters should be given the chance to go back to the ballot boxes again rather than having to wait on the outcome of a petition, says Chief Justice Thomas Weston.

Petitions put pressure on court

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Parties involved in the election petitions will have to “put their shoulders to the wheel” if the country’s new Parliament is to convene by mid-October.

Prime Minister elect Henry Puna has gone on the counterattack by claiming his political opponent in Manihiki engaged in acts of treating and bribery preceding the election.

Six outer islands are being represented at a bustling trade event which starts today and runs during the Te Maeva Nui Festival celebrations.

A minor crash took place in Avatiu on Friday afternoon when a pick-up truck collided with a parked motorcycle. No-one was injured but police are looking into whether the driver had been drinking.

Political parties will find out today what the next steps are in regards to nine petitions filed in the High Court since the July 9 election outcome. 

The Cook Islands Party is blaming its poor election outcome in Rarotonga on “saturated negative campaigning” from the Democratic Party.

Burglaries occupy police

Tuesday July 29, 2014

A run of burglaries kept police busy in the latter part of last week. 

Mitiaro voters could be heading back to the polling booths for a by-election after an official recount yesterday produced an unchanged spilt result.

Reaction to the conceptual design of a new school in Nikao has so far been “very constructive”, says the Cook Islands Investment Corporation.

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