Taxpayers of this country who pay the salaries of all MPs should feel outraged about government’s failure to deliver a reasonable number of sitting/working days in Parliament, writes Opposition leader Tina Pupuke Browne.
With now a month of sailing into 2021 behind us, we can look back at 2020 with differing eyes as it fades across the horizon of life’s experiences, slowly slipping out of view but its experiences challenges and memories we take with us.
The Cook Islands Opposition Democratic Party is calling on the Prime Minister to confirm George Pitt, whose abrasive, unsubstantiated style of writing attacks Cook Islanders from all walks of life, is being paid out of the public purse.
When the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC), a powerful government entity breaks its own laws, this must be brought to the attention of the public, writes Tupou Faireka, Co-president of Democratic Party.
This Australia Day, as Australian High Commissioner to Cook Islands Dr Chris Watkins gathers with ‘Cozzies’ for a sausage at Vaiana’s, and to sing the national anthem’s new words, he will be celebrating the mateship between Australia and the Cook Islands.
"The arrival of large numbers of people from Britain started a catastrophic change for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations that had lived on the land for over 60,000 years; the oldest living culture on planet Earth. "
Over the course of three days in Aitutaki, Te Ipukarea Society carried out an environmental photography project with 16 members of “Aitutaki Youth With a Vision”. By Te Ipukarea Society intern, Jade Tierney