Financial Secretary Office News

Financial Secretary Office News

Press Releases from the Office of the Financial Secretary

20170328 Forum Economic Ministers’ Meeting Office of the Financial Secretary 

20161215 2016/2017 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update Office of the Financial Secretary

20161215 2016/2017 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update Office of the Financial Secretary

20160912 Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility Office of the Financial Secretary

20160912 Business Environment Reforms Office of the Financial Secretary

20160912 Disaster Risk Management Office of the Financial Secertary

20160830 Vehicle Policy Review Offices of Minister of Finance and Minister of Environment

20160830 Review of the Los Angeles and Sydney underwritten flights Office of the Minister of Finance

 20160823 Import Entry Fees Explained Office of the Financial Secretary

20160822 2016-17 Budget Citizens Guide Office of the Minister of Finance

20160719 Cook Islands NIE Accreditation Office of the Financial Secretary

20160623 Launch of National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP) 2016-2020 Office of the Prime Minister

pdf20160610 Japan Grassroots Fund benefits the community.pdf321.6 KB Office of the Financial Secretary

20160520 Government strengthens internal control Office of the Financial Secretary

20160426 Asian Development Bank Annual General Meeting Office of the Financial Secretary

20150225 Signing of the TIEA between Cook Islands and the Czech Republic Office of the Minister of Finance

pdf20150907_PS_MFEM-Commences-Process-of-Reviewing-the-MFEM-Act.pdf392.94 KB Office of the Financial Secretary

 pdf20150731_PS_Release-of-information-relating-to-Pacific-Schooners-delivery-of-service-for-Te-Maeva-Nui-shipping.pdf180.49 KB Office of the Financial Secretary

pdf20150730_PS_Commemorative-issue-of-Cook-Islands-Circulating-Coins.pdf234.34 KB Office of the Financial Secretary

pdf20150717_PS_Use-of-departure-cards-to-cease-after-1-August-2015.pdf398.92 KB Office of the Financial Secretary

pdf20150630_PS_Sale-by-Tender-of-Government-VIP-vehicles.pdf485.11 KB

pdf20150622_PS_Amendments-to-the-Income-Tax-Act.pdf410.42 KB

20150807 Report on the feasibility of an international submarine cable system for the Cook Islands Office of the Financial Secretary

20150619 Amendments to the Income Tax Act Office of the Financial Secretary

20150617 Signing of TIEA between the Cook Islands and Canada Office of the Financial Secretary

20150616 Budget Papers available on the MFEM Website Office of the Financial Secretary

20150612 MFEM publish Standard and Poor’s Credit Ratings analysis on www.mfem.gov.ck Office of the Financial Secretary

20150604 Quarterly Financial Statement for March 2015 Office of the Financial Secretary

20150529 Cook Islands Government Vehicle Auction Office of the Financial Secretary

20150526 Minister of Finance Launches new Five Dollar Coin Office of the Financial Secretary

20150526 Lowering Interest Rates Office of the Minister of Finance

20150518 Press Release Te Mato Vai Grant Funding Agreement signed Office of the Financial Secretary 

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Release of Report on Feasibility of an International Submarine Cable System for the Cook Islands

Minister for Finance releases feasibility report on Telecommunications Cable to the Cook Islands.

The Cook Islands Minister for Finance, the Honourable Mark Brown has released a report provided by the ADB to the Government in 2013 on the feasibility of an international submarine cable system for the Cook Islands.   In releasing the report Minister Brown outlined: 

“our connectivity to the world is an important aspect of improving our future economic potential, providing services through government and also for people in the community to access the wide range of services available through the internet.”

The study was undertaken in early 2013, prior to the actual introduction of the O3B service to the Cook Islands and identified that at the time the best route option for an ultra-high capacity international submarine cable system would be a direct cable from Rarotonga to Tahiti.

The capital cost of such a cable was estimated to be USD33.6 million (NZD 39.9 million at exchange rates of the time).

The report points out that whilst this at the time was the preferred cable route for the analysis it did not rule out the possibility of other route options worthy of consideration emerging into the future. 

Download the full report  - pdf201305_ADB_Report-on-the-Feasibility-of-an-International-Submarine-Cable-System-for-the-Cook-Islands_Final.pdf1.48 MB

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20150807

Release of information relating to Pacific Schooners delivery of service for the Te Maeva Nui shipping20150731

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Management is currently in the process of updating the whole of government procurement website with details on contracts and tenders issued by agencies of government from 1 July 2013. 

Our aim is to ensure that this website is regularly updated. 

There have been a number of requests under the Official Information Act to provide a copy of the recently signed vessel charter agreement between the Government and Pacific Schooners to return people back to the Pa Enua following the completion of Te Maeva Nui and the Constitutional Celebrations. 

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