Cooks Parliament To Sit From September 12, Has Only Met Briefly This Year

Controversial issue of purse seining in the Cook Islands waters to be discussed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, September 1, 2016) – The Cook Islands parliament, which has met just briefly this year, is to resume on September 12th.

The Finance Minister Mark Brown told Radio Matariki that the government is endeavouring it has all its MPs in Rarotonga for the meeting, as they have to be careful with their numbers.

The ruling Cook Islands Party has a one seat margin.

Mr Brown said the Select Committee report on the controversial issue of purse seining in the Cook Islands waters is to be tabled at the next sitting

Meanwhile, a by-election in the Arutanga-Nikaupara-Reureu electorate of Aitutaki has been set for October 13th after the seat was declared vacant following theconviction of former MP Teina Bishop on corruption charges.

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Kia orana to you Minister of Finance Mr Mark BROWN, with all respect to you holding a such highly recommended position , I can only respect the each vote of each individual Cook Islander that have put their humble TRUST in you for the position you are holding as a certain power in their respective belief and respect to put in place fair respective decisions to be carried out on their behalf. PURSE SEINING PROJECT I have heard for a while both yours and mind echoes of voice from the very people that have loved you as a very bright person to be seated in that position in order to listen to their down hearted feelings which do understand the good, the bad & the ugly secondary effects from the Purse SEINING Project. I can only count and belive that your group of trusted seated people can and will put in place the right decision so the future voting process will put you back into power. Well akamaroiroi e Te Atua te aroa, Kind regards, Michael TARUIA. MESSENGER.

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