The Opposition Democratic Party is demanding transparency from the Public Service Commission and the Office of the Prime Minister over the number of applications received for a number of recently advertised senior government roles.
The Met Office says it will be at least eight months before Cook Islands will start experiencing cooler than average temperatures, which means more hot and dry weather as currently experienced in the Northern Group.
In December, author Gerald McCormack, who is also the director of the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust joined Joseph Brider of the Trust, Maja Poeschko and Kirby Morejohn on an expedition to the top of Raemaru.
Another community outbreak of coronavirus in New Zealand could be devastating for New Zealand Maori and Pacific people including more than 80,000 Cook Islanders, a recently released research paper by Te Punaha Matatini researchers has shown.
An island government official said the northern group atoll is dealing with one of the worst water shortages in years, prompting Prime Minister Mark Brown's government to approve an emergency shipment of water and desalination equipment to the island.