RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- It was a huge relief for the Cook Islands Government Friday when the 2014/2015 budget passed with full support from members of both the Cook Islands Party and One Cook Islands Party.
Sun 31 Aug 2014 -
Two days before world leaders begin their weeklong conference on sustainable development in this Pacific island nation, small island developing states have been inspired to follow the lead of countries like the Cook Islands, Kiribati and Palau in turning most if not a large part of their oceans marine reserves.
Fri 22 Aug 2014 -
After close to a decade of being without a harbour, the island of Mangaia in the Cook Islands cut the ribbon to a new climate resilient harbour this year, an outcome of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PACC).
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands ----The caretaker Prime Minister of the Cook Islands says criticism from the Democratic Party over election results is immature.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands ----Motorbikes, and washing machines are just some of the items the Cook Islands Democratic Party says were used by the Cook Islands Party to bribe voters.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- Cook Islands Democratic Party (DP) leader Wilkie Rasmussen says his party will be challenging the result of the national election, saying the process was mishandled.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- Cook Island's Prime Minister Henry Puna's party has been returned to government with a 13-seat majority, despite preliminary results showing a possible change of government.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- It's too close to call, but at the moment, Cook Islands caretaker prime minister Henry Puna may lose his seat to the opposition.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands--- Cook Islanders head to the polls today.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- The ruling Cook Islands Party (CIP) is looking to head into July’s general elections riding on advances made over the last three and half years, hoping voters allow the party to carry through on initiatives already underway.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- Cook Islands Democratic Party has turned down a challenge by the ruling Cook Islands Party to a live televised debate.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- A development economist in the Cook Islands says depopulation will continue until the government starts funding infrastucture and industries in the outer islands.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands ---- The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Special Retreat to consider the Pacific Plan Review 2013 Report to Pacific Leaders was held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands on 5 May 2014 and was attended by Heads of State and Governments of the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Niue, ...
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- Regional Pacific leaders are refusing to comment about the Marshall Islands lawsuit filed against the nine nuclear powers.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands ----- Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna has deflected claims of party disunity, saying he is confident in the lead-up to the country's 09 July general election.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- The European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, has signed a contribution agreement with the Asian Development Bank’s Regional Director (ADB) for its South Pacific Sub-regional Office, Robert Jauncey in Rarotonga .
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- Plans to set up one of the world's largest marine reserves in the south of Cook Islands by next year are well under way.
Could the Cook Islands become the next Bangalore of the Pacific? They do have the right technology to begin with but comparative telecommunication prices could prove to be the difference between being a technological hub of the Pacific or simply investing in technology that would become a luxury item - ...
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands ----Telecom will sell its 60 per cent stake in Telecom Cook Islands to Digicel for about $NZ23 million.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands ---- Sports Illustrated is celebrating the magazine’s 50th Anniversary with the debut of its iconic 2014 swimsuit issue photographed in the Cook Islands, in the South Pacific.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- The number of dengue cases in the Cook Islands has doubled with more than 50 suspected cases now reported.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) alerted the Cook Islands government to the fact that a shipment of imported diesel fuel had high sulphur content that could have caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to diesel engines.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands ---- Cook Islands finance Minister Mark Brown said Digicel has indicated they are interested in purchasing the government’s minority stake in Telecom Cook Islands (TCI).
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- This year could be a defining year for seabed minerals in Cook Islands.
This year could be a defining year for seabed minerals in Cook Islands.
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