27 Jan 2017

Remote Cook Island demands shipping co. deliver on its promises

From , 4:06 pm on 27 January 2017

A remote Cook Islands community is taking legal action against a shipping company it claims has failed to deliver essential supplies.
 
Penrhyn residents say Pacific Schooners also owes them thousands in lost revenue from goods it was supposed to take to sell in Rarotonga.

Jo O'Brien reports

Penrhyn Islanders say they've been waiting since last September on supplies the company promised to deliver.

A former mayor of Penrhyn Tini Ford says the island needs all their supplies from the vessel Tiare Tiaporo, which has been sitting beside the wharf in Rarotonga doing nothing.

 Penrhyn in the Cook Islands

Penrhyn in the Cook Islands Photo: Ewan Smith