The Cook Islands' defence and foreign affairs are the responsibility of New Zealand, but they are exercised in consultation with the Cook Islands. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. Although Cook Islanders are citizens of New Zealand, they have the status of Cook Islands nationals, which is not given to other New Zealand citizens.
The Cook Islands' main population centres are on the island of Rarotonga (10,572 in 2011), where there is an international airport. There is a larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand, particularly the North Island. In the 2006 census, 58,008 self-identified as being of ethnic Cook Islands Māori descent.
... Donoghue, the chairman of Catholic EducationTrust. CookIslandsNews contacted current principal Savenaca Tukitoba who clarified, that at the moment, they were following formalities ... He had taken over the role since then principal ShelleyBerry left the Cook Islands in July, 2020.
assisted Bagudu and his brother, Ibrahim Bagudu, in transferring €98 million (approximately US$120 million at the time) from an offshore trust registered in the BritishVirginIslands to a complex trust structure called the BlueGroup, registered in Singapore and the Cook Islands.
“We are very privileged we took up an opportunity that was offered to us initially through Ben Koteka and the CookIslandsRugby Union,” said Mokai ... Ava Holten, also in Year 13 said, what makes this even more exciting is that we’re the first school in the Cook Islands.
Te Rito O Taku Peu Tupuna, the CookIslands Traditional Arts Trust was established in 2020. The trust is a cultural collaboration funded by CICOcean Research, a Cook Islands based seabed minerals exploration company. Some highlights of the Arts Trust has been the design of Te Mana...
In my next article I am going to review the consequences to the CookIslands and its people of the decline in our fisheries resource ... Joined Short & Tylor in 1975 in Cook Islands, (first private law firm in the Cook Islands). Founded Southpac TrustCompany Ltd in 1983, and Cook Islands Trust Corporation in 1998, both as 50% shareholder.
They don’t understand the Ministry of Health and DrugsAct laws, they understand them but they lack the intestinal fortitude to implement them or worst of all they are treating the patients and the whole of the CookIslands people as a dysfunctional familia and a bunch of out of control cowboys.
PrideCookIslands Inc, a public campaign to decriminalise same-sex relations in the Cook Islands and raise awareness of the LGBTQI+ community, and Te TiareAssociation are hosting the IDAHOBIT Day event ... “We support Pride Cook Islands and Te Tiare, we believe our community should be an inclusive one and no one should be discriminated against.”.
“The chief executives and heads of ministries have welcomed the opportunity to have a face to face meeting with both the editor and deputy editor of CookIslandsNews in an effort to build trust and confidence between the parties, which in turn will hopefully strengthen the ...
Seabed Minerals Authority senior technical officer Rima Browne has led the creation of a new seabed map – the first of its kind for the CookIslands... We also got expert feedback from NaturalHeritageTrust and Infrastructure Cook Islands.” ... “The Cook Islands has a really distinctive geological history.
In times of uncertainty, preserving and protecting assets from creditors, lawsuits and other economic threats becomes a priority. A CookIslandsTrust could be a potential vehicle for protecting those assets ... .