“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
Category: Cook Islands
Which country’s passports open more doors around the world than any other? The latest power ranking for passports released show that once again, the Number 1 rank has been claimed by…
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’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.
If Beijing can claim South China Sea, US can call Pacific ‘American Sea’, says Clinton in leaked speech
The US presidential candidate says in WikiLeaks excerpts that Chinese have a right to assert themselves but Washington needs to “push back” to keep Beijing from getting a “chokehold over world trade”. US presidential...
For Sieni Tiraa, working for the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is a dream come true. A dream that was the driving force behind her pursuit of a Bachelor of International Tourism Management with Honours...
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...
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.
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.
NZ University researches Cook Islands “brain drain” as part of ‘Education, Migration and Development in the Pacific Islands’
Cook Islands Brain Drain: Why do Cook Islanders choose to study abroad and how does their tertiary education overseas affect the development of their home country?