Cook Islands Secretary of Health Bob Williams says there is no ‘urgency’ to push on with legislation legalising medicinal cannabis because there is already one type available to access from New Zealand.
The first-ever town plan for Avarua – the capital of the Cook Islands – has won an International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) award for its response to the climate crisis at a Gala Awards Ceremony in South Korea recently. The Coconet TV spoke to Cook Island architect Romani Katoa on how he became involved, why it’s important for local Pacific Islanders to work on these kinds of projects, how he got into architecture and more in a quick Q&A below.
The late Mauri Toa believed in the strength of the three pillars of the nation – the Government, the Church and Traditional leaders – and how they interacted with each other and affected the lives of the people.
Like the rest of the world, when the Covid-19 pandemic emerged, the Cook Islands came to a standstill. To capture the resilience of the nation in the face of such adversity, the Ministry of Finance and Economic management (MFEM) commissioned a song as part of this year’s annual budget themed ‘Keep the Faith’. The official video for the song was released this week.