Category: Poto Williams

Around 65 women parliamentarians meet in Samoa with aim to lead economic developments in their countries

The theme of this conference is not about ‘women’s issues’ but about ensuring women take advantage of the opportunities to lead in the economic development of their countries. It is completely non partisan, cross house structure with members of opposition joining government members from Parliaments across the Pacific.

Cook Islands community applaud recognition of WWI soldier Solomon Isaacs on commemorative stamps

“It’s recognition yes, but also a powerful reminder that we have so many unsung heroes serving in defense of our nations, waiting for their stories to be told.” Lisa Williams-Lahari

Tokelau blesses NZ Labour’s climate taskforce to Tuvalu and Kiribati

I am here on behalf of the Ulu o Tokelau, Aliki Faipule Afega Gaualofa, the elders and the people of Tokelau to convey their love and blessings to the Labour Party’s Pacific Climate Change leadership in establishing a Taskforce team in response to the Pacific’s cry for help in combatting climate change. We wish you well in your visit to Tuvalu and Kiribati. Paula Faiva, Manager, Climate Change.

NZ parliament’s Poto Williams: Daughter for the Return Home

Member of Parliament, Poto Williams, is one of those rare individuals that has right of claim to writing parts of history. When she won last year’s Christchurch East by-election, she became the first Cook Islands...

Portable super for NZ realm countries pass, but chairman Alfred Ngaro criticized

The committee stage of the Social Assistance (Portability to Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau) Bill was completed earlier this week with cross party agreement. However, efforts to make it more generous, through amendments tabled...

Submissions to Superannuation Portability Bill for Cooks, Niue and Tokelau

By Poto Williams Submissions to the Portability of NZ Super and War pensions to Cook Is, Niue and Tokelau have now closed and groups around the country have met to prepare submissions or support...

Parties applaud government’s portable superannuation for Niue, Cook Islands and Tokelau

The key criterion is the person must have worked in New Zealand for ten years after the age of twenty. However, five or more of those years must be after the age of 50.