In honour of the late Diego Armando Maradona and in solidarity with his family and everyone who loved him so much, the flags at Cook Islands Football Association headquarters are being flown at half-mast.
PACER Plus, the regional free trade agreement, will come into force next month. In this first of a three-article series, Adam Wolfenden of Trade Justice Campaigner for the Pacific Network on Globalisation writes about the case against this trade deal.
Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, Elizabeth Wright-Koteka presented insights into the Cook Islands' perspective on Regionalism and International Security at the Pacific Security Dynamics Course yesterday, hosted by Massey University.
"Ozone is far more powerful than chlorine and there is no residual foul taste, and while I am certain the authorities would have considered it, it would have been ruled out for no other reason that it would require the electrification of all ten intakes and the impact of that cost on what was already an embarrassment would have been untenable."