Politics

Stephens wins island council by-election

Saturday 12 December 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands, Politics

Joanne Stephens won the Mauke Island Government by-election for the village of Makatea, edging out candidate Arapo Tutai by two votes for the final count of 17 - 15.

National


Covid response meeting with Chinese govt

Tuesday 1 December 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Politics

Ten Pacific nations including Cook Islands participated in a meeting with China on Sunday, where the global Covid-19 pandemic was discussed.

National


Cooks High Commissioner speaks on regionalism

Thursday 26 November 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Politics

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.

National


One day parliament sitting insufficient, Opposition says

Wednesday 25 November 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Politics

A speedy one-day sitting of Parliament later this week has drawn the ire of the Opposition Democratic Party.

National


Prime Minister and Opposition leader congratulate Biden and Harris on election victory

Saturday 7 November 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Politics

PM Mark Brown and other Pacific leaders have offered words of congratulations to the newly elected President and Vice President.

National


‘Gentleman Jim’ – a man for the people

Friday 6 November 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in National, Politics

All government flags will be flown at half-mast for the rest of the week as a sign of respect for former Cook Islands prime minister Jim Marurai who passed away peacefully at his home in Ivirua, Mangaia this week

National


Former PM Jim Marurai passes away at age 73

Thursday 5 November 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in National, Politics

Known as Gentleman Jim, former PM Jim Marurai passes away at age 73

National


Honour the ‘gentlemen’s agreement’: Demos

Tuesday 3 November 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Politics

Threats from Micronesian countries to pull out of the Pacific Islands Forum should be taken seriously, says the Opposition leader.

National


NZ MP Cook Islander at heart

Tuesday 3 November 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Politics

Munokoapoto Williams paid tribute to the support she received from her Cook Islands community after taking on top role in New Zealand government.

National


Cook Islander Williams takes on NZ Cabinet role

Monday 2 November 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Politics

Prime Minister Mark Brown is looking forward to forging a good working relationship with the newest Cook Islands Cabinet minister.

National


Demos to lay formal complaint

Wednesday 28 October 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Politics

Democratic Party Leader Tina Browne says it is extremely disturbing that Audit reports dating back to 2015 have been removed from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management website.

National


Minister Arioka 'well suited' for BTIB portfolio, says PM

Monday 12 October 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Politics

The Opposition has cautioned the government against spending money on establishing Punanga Nui Market as a separate Crown agency through legislation.

Politics


PM Brown to divest key portfolios in 2021

Friday 9 October 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Politics

The Prime Minister confirmed other Cabinet ministers are keen to take on more responsibilities.

Politics


PM takes on 17 portfolios

Thursday 8 October 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Politics

The makeup of Prime Minister Mark Brown’s Cabinet since taking office last week has been revealed.

Politics


'Democracy must be served'

Wednesday 7 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Politics

Local water lobby group Te Vai Ora Maori is calling for the resignation of the Speaker of the House Niki Rattle.

Politics


'Separation of powers'

Monday 5 October 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Politics

Speaker Niki Rattle reiterated that Parliament cannot tell government to stop whatever they are doing due to its separation of powers.

Politics


'Horse trading' in power transition

Saturday 3 October 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Politics

The Opposition made attempts to bolster their numbers in the House in the lead-up to the swearing-in of Mark Brown as the new Prime Minister.

Politics


Parliament drama 'totally unnecessary'

Friday 2 October 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Politics

A former Clerk of Parliament says the confidence motion in the new prime minister tabled by former PM Henry Puna “was not required”.

Politics


'The journey has been worth it'

Thursday 1 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Politics

Henry Puna stepped down from Prime Minister’s role with message of togetherness.

Politics


Man of the moment

Thursday 1 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Politics

During these tough times, a nation needs strong leadership - Mark Brown and his new Cabinet members have stepped up to take on the challenge.

Politics


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