Category: Cook Islands

What’s in a name as Alfred Ngaro announce Pacific language week dates?

“In my family we have three Pacific languages and cultures; Cook Island, Vagahau Niue and Gagana Samoa but I’ll be making a special effort to learn more phrases from some of the other heavenly languages of the Pacific.” Hon. Alfred Ngaro

NTSA’s Person of Interest: Potential Legal weapon to bring down Illegal tuna fishers in Pacific waters

Ultimately, the ‘Persons of Interest’ path would lead to the end of the chain and the beneficial owners. The individual/entity that hire the drivers, controllers, operators and ships’ masters – the true source and sustenance of IUU activities.

Advice to Mayor Goff and Efeso Collins on racism, take a leaf out of John Key and Olove Jacobsen’s book

Newly elected Auckland Councilor Efeso Collins’ racial discrimination episode on Tuesday evening this week has been met with disgust by many in the Pacific community.

NZ govt ignoring ICT obligations to Niue, Cook Is. and Tokelau an injustice

NZ’s lack of action, whether by ignorance or just poor advise, has huge impacts on Realm nations. The omission from Hawaiki and therefore high-speed connectivity to the rest of the world drills far deeper than just the price of the sea-cable infrastructure build. The price being paid is the cost of ‘time-delay’ that will stunt developmental progress by decades, perhaps longer for these countries.

New Governor General highlights commitment to Realm including Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau

  Dame Patsy Reddy was officially sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor General today. In her acceptance speech, one of her commitments is to visit the other members of the greater...

21st Governor General ceremony will include extra NZ Realm elements for the first time

The changes are based on recognising the Realm of New Zealand, and its members, as central to the oath that Governor Generals are sworn to uphold. So who was it that raised the issue and drove the changes? Ans: It’s a Niuean lady…

Cook Islands signs agreement with Ocean Minerals to prospect and explore its seabed for Rare Earth Elements

With the world currently negotiating a UN Oceans Treaty expected to be adopted in 2018, the Cook Islands has taken a leadership position to secure rights to its domestic maritime assets and a partnership approach to control harvesting and development directions.

Climate tops Pacific leaders agenda–what it means to smaller Pacific states–Tuvalu

The SIS Strategy is an important integrating tool in Tuvalu’s vision and plans to safeguard its lands, seas and people to the growing threats of climate change, natural disasters and related economic and social hazards.