Emmanuel Samoglou

Emmanuel Samoglou

Govt lower standards for Te Mato Vai

Thursday October 30, 2014

The Government reduced its testing standards for the Te Mato Vai infrastructure project, in comparison to a similar project completed in Rarotonga.

Speaker’s nomination challenged

Wednesday October 29, 2014

After a two week break, Parliament resumed yesterday to pick up exactly where it left off – the Opposition questioning procedures over the nomination of Speaker Niki Rattle to second term.

Missing $500k surplus questioned

Wednesday October 29, 2014

The opposition questioned the government on the alleged disappearance of equipment and materials used during the construction of the Telecom Sports Arena (TSA) stadium in Nikao.

Te Mato Vai work sub-standard?

Wednesday October 29, 2014

Ring mains work not up to international
standards: former TMV project engineer

Parliament resumes today

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Prime Minister Henry Puna will be leading his razor thin Cook Islands Party-led majority Government into Parliament today when the House resumes sitting.

Pension wait to be ‘relaxed’

Tuesday October 28, 2014

The waiting period for Cook Island pensioners re-applying for the Cook Islands Old Age Pension will be relaxed under proposed amendments.

Sheraton re-development progressing

Saturday October 25, 2014

Thel latest incarnation of plans to re-develop the overgrown site of the failed Sheraton hotel project in Vaimaanga are moving along through government bureaucracy.

Next week's budget will feature over $14 million in actual spending on education, says the Government, which it describes as “the highest amount ever allocated” for the sector.

Efforts to educate children about the ocean were given a big boost yesterday with the handing over of a number of learning kits to schoolteachers and principles.

Reviving the Cook Islands legacy of spreading the gospel is part of an upcoming mission for a number of local youth.

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