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.
Real estate professionals may find CookIslands trusts to be ideal. What sets Cook Islands Trusts apart is the flexibility they offer; the individual who establishes the trust (known as the settlor) can also designate themselves as the trust's beneficiary ... To access assets held in a Cook Islands trust, creditors face significant legal challenges.
Two jovial CookIslanders known as the “aunties,” ... A zoologist by training and former director of the Cook IslandsNaturalHeritageTrust, which records species in the Cook Islands, McCormack sees mining as having “the least environmental impact of any industry I can think of.”.
According to the CookIslands Investment Corporation (CIIC), the extensive year-long flora revitalising, tree planting and maintenance programme is part of the AvaruaTownPlan - Te Tau Papa O Avarua, which will move through to the PanamaReserve area ... Te Tau Papa O Avarua project is funded by the Cook Islands Infrastructure Trust Fund.
More than 1400 performers participated in the world’s largest CookIslands event in Auckland this weekend as tens of thousands made their way through the gates of the TrustArena to celebrate who we are, our culture, our Reo and each other, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.
... 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.