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Hawaiian Issues Speaker of the House for one day and then resign to pave the way for Dr Pupuke Robati (CIN , 23 July 2001, 1). The process eventually took place with Harmon Pou Arere substituting for Cafferey. "Mickey Mouse," "political farce," "comical exercise," and "stupidity" were some of the comments directed at these government actions. The cost to taxpayers for the two-and-a-half hours of Harmon Pou's work was estimated to be more than nz$6,000 (CIN , 18 Aug 2001, 1). Almost immediately after the Speaker fiasco, Prime Minister Dr Terepai Maoate sacked Deputy Prime Minister Norman George and took over all portfolios (CIN , 27 July 2001, 1). Unfortunately the timing of the sacking loomed over the national constitutional celebrations known as Maire Maeva Nui, disappointing many members of the public. Curiously, though, a quick street survey by the Cook Islands News suggested that few respondents were sympathetic to George's predicament. With Mr George sacked, Dr Maoate confirmed Dr Robert Woonton as his new deputy prime minister. Woonton warned that one or two senior officials in the prime minister's department were not carrying out government policy, and that their actions could lead to a reshuffle in the government (CIN http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

Speaker of the House for one day and then resign to pave the way for Dr Pupuke Robati (CIN , 23 July 2001, 1). The process eventually took place with Harmon Pou Arere substituting for Cafferey. "Mickey Mouse," "political farce," "comical exercise," and "stupidity" were some of the comments directed at these government actions. The cost to taxpayers for the two-and-a-half hours of Harmon Pou's work was estimated to be more than nz$6,000 (CIN , 18 Aug 2001, 1). Almost immediately after the Speaker fiasco, Prime Minister Dr Terepai Maoate sacked Deputy Prime Minister Norman George and took over all portfolios (CIN , 27 July 2001, 1). Unfortunately the timing of the sacking loomed over the national constitutional celebrations known as Maire Maeva Nui, disappointing many members of the public. Curiously, though, a quick street survey by the Cook Islands News suggested that few respondents were sympathetic to George's predicament. With Mr George sacked, Dr Maoate confirmed Dr Robert Woonton as his new deputy prime minister. Woonton warned that one or two senior officials in the prime minister's department were not carrying out government policy, and that their actions could lead to a reshuffle in the government (CIN

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 10, 2003

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