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PUBLIC NOTICE: Manihiki Lagoon Clean Up

The Public is hereby advised that the Manihiki Lagoon Clean-Up Project will begin in February 2017. Raymond Newnham of Ora Moana Ltd is the Project Manager for this work, with Pacific Divers Ltd contracted for the lagoon clean up. 

The farms on the list below have not renewed their permits and have been deemed abandoned by the Manihiki Island Government. All materials, lines and other equipment from the farms listed below that are still in the lagoon will be removed during the course of a five-month lagoon clean up activity, scheduled to commence on the 7th of February 2017.

The following table is a list of the first non-active pearl farms where work will be carried out. Other abandoned farms may be added as the work progresses.

Farmers MLCU

Any farmer on the list, who wishes to raise any concerns with regards to the project may do so in writing and addressed to:

Jane Kaina
Executive Officer
Manihiki Island Government
Telephone: +682 43103 or +682 43137

Meitaki Korereka


Ms. Ngamata Napara

Mayor, Manihiki Island Government

Request for Expressions of Interest for Technical Assistance for Programme Coordinator

The Development Coordination Division of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) seeks a suitably qualified individual or company to provide services to support the Cook Islands in implementing the New Zealand funded Core Sector Support Grant Funding Agreement

The assignment will commence in January 2017.

The TA role includes:

  • Implementing the Core Sector Support Grant Funding Agreement (GFA) in line with National Systems, in particular the financial and procurement system
  • Developing supporting documents for activities to be implemented under the GFA – Terms of References, Tender documents, Concept Notes, Progress Reports, and Completion Reports.
  • Tracking the progress made on indicators in the Results management framework by line ministries involved in the GFA

Download the full Terms of Reference (TOR) below.

Please submit your CV and an application outlining your approach to meeting the TOR (no more than 5 pages long).

Email:  Ph: +682 29-521.

EOI Closes: 3pm Monday, 16th January 2017 (Cook Islands Time). 

2016-2020 CIG PFM Roadmap

Cook Islands Government Public Financial Management Roadmap 2016-2020

The Cook Islands Government (CIG) Public Financial Management (PFM) Roadmap was developed to highlight and outline specific actions to improve weaknesses in the current public financial management system and to maintain areas of strength.

This latest PFM Roadmap, endorsed by Cabinet in November, builds on the success of the previous Roadmap for 2011-2015 by presenting agreed deliverables to improve key compenents of its Public Financial Management (PFM) systems, whilst at the same time addressing challenges identified in the 2015 Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment.

The Roadmap will focus on the following areas:

  • Improving measures of transparency and accountability across Government;
  • Improving the timeliness of financial reporting
  • Further reducing systemic vulnerabilities to corruption;
  • Greater invovlvement of the lefislature in scrutinising public finances and the annual budget law;
  • Improved control in budget execution, and
  • Improving public fianncial management across Government. 

The document also provides the following:

  • Discussions on the broad challenges of the current PFM system;
  • Summarised the key PFM performance indicators and scores highlighted in PEFA; and
  • A roadmap of medium-term actions to be undertaken over 2016/2017 to 2019/2020 including responsible Fovernment agenvies and stakeholders for achieving improved results.

To view, download via the link below:

 - CKI Public Financial Management Roadmap 2016-2020