Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Foreign Minister to lead Consultations in the Cook Islands

Rt Hon Winston Peters

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs


23 May 2019 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO
MEDIA STATEMENT
Foreign Minister to lead Ministerial Consultations in the Cook Islands

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is travelling to the Cooks Islands tomorrow for annual New Zealand - Cook Islands Ministerial Consultations.

Mr Peters will be joined by Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau.

“New Zealand has a very special relationship with the Cook Islands as a realm country, and this meeting is an serious opportunity for us to reaffirm New Zealand’s ongoing commitment to our unique constitutional relationship,” said Mr Peters.

The Ministerial Consultations are taking place prior to the Cook Islands’ expected graduation in January 2020 to high income country status, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Cook Islands would be the first Pacific country to graduate since New Caledonia in 2000.

“Graduation to high income status will represent a serious achievement for the Cook Islands Government and it is timely to discuss how we will continue to work closely together” said Mr Peters.

The ministerial delegation will be travelling from 24-26 May.

ENDS



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Principals Reject Offer: Primary Teachers Vote For Settlement

Primary teachers have voted to ratify a proposed settlement that will give them pay parity with their secondary colleagues, but disappointed primary principals have rejected a settlement that was unchanged from a previously rejected offer.

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart said the outcome was a big win for teachers, who had campaigned alongside principals for 18 months and held three strike days - including New Zealand's largest ever strike alongside their secondary colleagues. More>>

 
 

Remaking Elections: Call For Four-Year Term, More MPs

A Victoria University report is proposing extending the parliamentary term to four years, and increasing the number of MPs, so politicians can plan better for the future. More>>

ALSO:

Health: Ban On Smoking In Cars With Children Passes First Reading

The Smoke-free Environments Amendment Bill would allow police to issue $50 fines for those smoking with passengers under 18 years of age. More>>

ALSO:

Fair Pay Agreements Good: CTU Releases Report On Sector Bargaining

The Council of Trade Unions has released an independent report conducted by economic research company BERL into the validity of sector bargaining. More>>

ALSO:

Goldsmith New National Finance Spokesperson: Amy Adams To Leave Politics In 2020

Amy Adams has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election and as a consequence of that decision she has chosen to stand down from the spokesperson roles she holds in the Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Government's Cosmetic Banking Reforms

The elephant in the room as the government carries out its latest bout of tinkerings with our banking practice is the extraordinary level of profit-taking still being extracted by the Australian Banking Gang from ordinary New Zealanders. Yes indeed, ... More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Offensive Language, Misuse Of Pepper Spray

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, following a pursuit in Auckland, a man was dealt with inappropriately and unprofessionally by a Police officer during his arrest. More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: Gender Inclusive Questions Introduced

More than 28,000 New Zealand households will be asked to take part in the upcoming Household Economic Survey. Starting this year, the survey will ask people to describe their gender – whether that is male, female, or if they see themselves another way, such as one of many non-binary genders. More>>

New Report: Are We Listening To Children?

A report released today is a sharp reminder that what children and young people say makes a difference, and that it’s time we paid more attention to their views, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels