Newly-appointed Cabinet Minister Albert Nicholas is casual and relaxed as he sits on the porch of his Avatiu home. It’s a contrast from the day before, when he was among dignitaries attending his swearing in ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister.
United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Tom Udall is looking forward to immersing himself in all things to do with Pacific countries. He talks to Cook Islands News journalist Matthew Littlewood about his hopes and aspirations in the role.
United States (U.S.) Diplomatic Envoy to New Zealand Thomas Udall arrived in Rarotonga yesterday afternoon for three days of meetings with Cook Islands Government representatives, including Prime Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI) Mark Brown and Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Tepaeru Herrmann.
Democratic Party leader Tina Browne will assume the role of Leader of the Opposition once Parliament returns to sitting, but will not confirm whether it will work closely with the newcomers, the Cook Islands United Party.
More than two months after the Cook Islands Government announced it had dropped legal action against a Chinese company for poor workmanship in a multi-million-dollar water project, questions as to why and how this happened remains unanswered.
Ambassador for the People’s Republic of China to New Zealand and the Cook Islands, Wang Xiaolong, will visit Rarotonga this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Cook Islands United Party candidate Margharet Matenga’s petition that claims several voters in the Titikaveka electorate were ineligible and should not have been counted will get its chance in the High Court.