The portability of the New Zealand pension/super for qualifying Cook Islanders is topping the agenda of the Prime Minister Henry Puna when the Cook Islands sits down with the New Zealand Government this week at their 2nd Joint Ministerial Forum (JMF).
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- A Cook Islands MP who wants the country's party hopping law declared unconstitutional will have his case heard in July.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- Cooks Islands pensioners are pitting themselves against the government over tax laws surrounding their collection of New Zealand superannuation.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands ---- The Cook Islands Ministry of Marine Resources is planning to introduce a self-imposed total allowable catch on tuna caught from longline fishing after the biggest haul on record was made last year.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- Authorities in the Cook Islands say the country’s regulatory framework for offshore trusts is better than in most places in the world.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- The Cook Islands community has united to combat a problem many feel is dominating the country - youth crime.
AUCKLAND, NZ---- The Cook Islands Prime Minister, Henry Puna has called for a stronger, unified effort by the Pacific to break its dependency on fossil fuels.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands (RADIO AUSTRALIA) --- Cook Islands MP, Norman George, has criticised his country's prime minister for being soft on Fiji's government.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands --- Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna will be leading a Pacific Islands Forum Mission to New Caledonia next week under a mandate to assist member countries monitor developments and progress of self-determination efforts in the French Overseas Territory.
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Pacific Islands Forum leaders gather ing in the Cook Islands this month looking to pick up tips from their host on economic progress and a new political stability will find plenty to learn from during their time in Rarotonga.
It’s easy to spot Pacifica products such as handbags made from bamboo, pandanus leaves, seashells and so on at events like Pasifika, the world’s largest Polynesian festival that takes place annually in Auckland.
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That message is ringing loud and clear on many different levels.
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