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Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 Reviews of American Smoa, Hawai`i, Niue, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna are not included in this issue. Cook Islands The 2008­2009 year began with fallout from a major challenge to the legitimacy of the government from ariki (traditional chiefs). Acting on the advice of Bruce Mita, an Australianbased businessman of New Zealand Mori descent, some ariki openly challenged the country's elected government. The ariki proclamation was read by Vakatini Ariki and Vaeruarangi Ariki and asserted that, as of 12 June 2008, the traditional chiefs would no longer recognize the government (CIN, 13 June 2008), nor would they acknowledge the queen of England as head of state. Reaction to the decree was swift and mostly negative. Rongomatane Ada Ariki, the president of the House of Ariki (hoa), retracted her initial support for the decree, and various other objectors spoke out against it (CIN, 19 June, 13 June 2008). Prime Minister Jim Marurai described the edict by a small minority of Ui Ariki as nonsensical and lacking credibility (CIN, 14 June 2008). One hoa member, Pa Ariki, also expressed disdain at the actions of her contemporaries and challenged government to abolish the House of Ariki (CIN, 14 June http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 22 (1) – Feb 21, 2010

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Reviews of American Smoa, Hawai`i, Niue, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna are not included in this issue. Cook Islands The 2008­2009 year began with fallout from a major challenge to the legitimacy of the government from ariki (traditional chiefs). Acting on the advice of Bruce Mita, an Australianbased businessman of New Zealand Mori descent, some ariki openly challenged the country's elected government. The ariki proclamation was read by Vakatini Ariki and Vaeruarangi Ariki and asserted that, as of 12 June 2008, the traditional chiefs would no longer recognize the government (CIN, 13 June 2008), nor would they acknowledge the queen of England as head of state. Reaction to the decree was swift and mostly negative. Rongomatane Ada Ariki, the president of the House of Ariki (hoa), retracted her initial support for the decree, and various other objectors spoke out against it (CIN, 19 June, 13 June 2008). Prime Minister Jim Marurai described the edict by a small minority of Ui Ariki as nonsensical and lacking credibility (CIN, 14 June 2008). One hoa member, Pa Ariki, also expressed disdain at the actions of her contemporaries and challenged government to abolish the House of Ariki (CIN, 14 June

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 21, 2010

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