Politics

Demos reveal Manihiki candidate

Thursday 8 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Politics

The Opposition Democratic Party has announced Munokoa Maraeara as their candidate for the Manihiki by election to be held on May 5.

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CIP ‘stalwart’ enters Manihiki by-election as independent candidate

Wednesday 7 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Politics

Disappointed with the governing Cook Islands Party, a supporter is running as an Independent candidate for the vacant Manihiki seat in the upcoming by-election.

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PM Brown meets diplomats from partnering countries

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Politics

Ambassadors and diplomats from various countries based in Wellington, New Zealand had the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Mark Brown at a special event earlier this week.

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Parties mum on Manihiki by election candidates

Tuesday 30 March 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Politics

Former prime minister and Manihiki MP Henry Puna’s wife Akaiti is highly tipped to be the Cook Islands Party (CIP) candidate for the Manihiki by election to be held in May.

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Brown talks Covid-19 recovery with NZ ministers

Monday 29 March 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Politics

Prime Minister Mark Brown said he is looking forward to continuing the momentum from discussions with New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern as he began a round of meetings Sunday with NZ senior ministers in Wellington.

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Mangaia ‘a pawn in the political play’

Saturday 27 March 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Politics

Concerns have been raised over the lack of development on Mangaia because of “political divide and party differences”.

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Constitution Amendment Bill defeated

Friday 26 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Politics

The Opposition Party has reiterated its call for the amendment process of the Constitution Bill to be done correctly without any flaws from start to finish.

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Parliament this week

Wednesday 24 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Politics

Briefs from this week's two-day sitting of Parliament.

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PM Brown heads to Aotearoa for travel bubble discussions with NZ PM Ardern

Wednesday 24 March 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Politics

Securing a new date for two-way travel with New Zealand is at the top of the agenda for Prime Minister Mark Brown.

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Puna bids farewell with some words of advice

Wednesday 24 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Politics

It was an emotional moment for former prime minister Henry Puna on Tuesday, as he bid farewell to Parliament while announcing his retirement as MP for Manihiki.

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Mauke MP Tura appointed Speaker of Parliament

Tuesday 23 March 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Politics

Tai Tura was last night sworn in as the new Speaker of Parliament at a special ceremony held at the Queen’s Representative His Excellency Sir Tom Marsters’ residence in Titikaveka.

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Puna turns focus to Forum

Monday 22 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Politics

Manihiki MP Henry Puna is looking forward to assuming the top Pacific Islands Forum role after the High Court dismissed the charter flight case that saw him facing fraud charges.

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Parliament to convene on Monday

Saturday 20 March 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Politics

Parliament is expected to receive updates from several select committees and elect Mauke MP Tai Tura as Speaker during a brief sitting next week.

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PM Brown dismisses Opposition demand to suspend Tapaitau

Friday 12 March 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Politics

The Prime Minister has brushed off demands from the Opposition to suspend his deputy and Cabinet member Robert Tapaitau, who is currently involved in an investigation into the tendering process for a $5.3 million project underway in the Pa Enua.

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Democratic Party calls for suspension of Deputy PM

Thursday 11 March 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Politics

The Cook Islands Party-led Government is facing demands from the Opposition to remove an MP from Cabinet involved in an audit office investigation.

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Parliament explains delay in appointment of new Clerk

Saturday 6 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Politics

The Clerk of Parliament’s position has been re-advertised due to the small number of applications received, says Cook Islands Parliament.

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Heather replaces Maoate as Demos deputy leader

Friday 5 March 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Politics

The Cook Islands Democratic Party Opposition leader has appointed a new deputy – a move to better prepare the Democrats for any voting option the government decides to run with.

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Speaker's resignation catches MPs off-guard

Tuesday 16 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Politics

Opposition MPs said the resignation of veteran Speaker of the Cook Islands Parliament Niki Rattle was unexpected, and the Prime Minister was only notified of the development over the weekend.

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PM Brown defends Puna’s selection

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Pacific Islands, Politics, Regional

Pacific Islands Forum has been most effective when they have worked together as a single, unified body, says Prime Minister Mark Brown.

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Parliament reform hits snag

Thursday 11 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Politics

The Opposition Democratic Party says allowing travelling MPs to nominate a ‘proxy’ to stand in for Parliament votes during their absence isn’t a good option to increase the number of days the House sits every year.

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