Ngatangiia Opposition MP Tamaiva Tuavera has called government’s move to seek tenders for the road improvement project in Arorangi instead of his constituency as “politicking” and a “campaign” for the forthcoming General Election.
The new pension rate for members turning 60 years of age from March 1, 2018, is reducing from $69 to $67 per $1000 invested.
The call to update Cook Islands electoral rolls does not indicate an early General Election, says chief electoral officer Taggy Tangimetua.
Finance minister Mark Brown left the country on last Friday on a personal trip to Australia.
The United Nations (UN) issue will not be raised by the Cook Islands government and the Opposition during the Pacific Mission visit to the country next month.