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Cook Islands

Cook Islands Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 Reviews of American Smoa, Niue, Smoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna are not included in this issue. On the eve of celebrating half a century of constitutional self-governing in the Cook Islands, the period in review was dominated by the aftermath of the July 2014 general election. This included nine court petitions, two by-elections, and one defection. The results saw the Cook Islands Party return to power with a one-seat majority to lead the country for the remainder of the four-year parliamentary term. Public voices were raised and rallied during the year under review. A key area of concern included marine resource management and purse-seine fishing. Along with preparations for the celebrations of fifty years of independence, the relationship of the Cook Islands with New Zealand came under scrutiny. Eyebrows were raised over the Cook Islands' interest in pursuing United Nations (UN) membership. The portability of the New Zealand Superannuation for Cook Islander residents in New Zealand also stirred interest. Both of the latter issues highlighted the fact that the Cook Islands can certainly be heard but not necessarily heeded in the domestic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Cook Islands

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 28 (1) – Jan 7, 2016

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Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 Reviews of American Smoa, Niue, Smoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna are not included in this issue. On the eve of celebrating half a century of constitutional self-governing in the Cook Islands, the period in review was dominated by the aftermath of the July 2014 general election. This included nine court petitions, two by-elections, and one defection. The results saw the Cook Islands Party return to power with a one-seat majority to lead the country for the remainder of the four-year parliamentary term. Public voices were raised and rallied during the year under review. A key area of concern included marine resource management and purse-seine fishing. Along with preparations for the celebrations of fifty years of independence, the relationship of the Cook Islands with New Zealand came under scrutiny. Eyebrows were raised over the Cook Islands' interest in pursuing United Nations (UN) membership. The portability of the New Zealand Superannuation for Cook Islander residents in New Zealand also stirred interest. Both of the latter issues highlighted the fact that the Cook Islands can certainly be heard but not necessarily heeded in the domestic

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Published: Jan 7, 2016

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