8 Nov 2007

Sports Minister angered by threatened legal action over sewage plant in Cook Islands

10:51 am on 8 November 2007

The Cook Islands Minister of Sport and MP for Nikao says the two opposition MP's threatening to take legal action over the overflowing sewage treatment plant in her electorate should look to their party first.

The Cook Islands Party deputy Teina Bishop and Atiu MP Nandi Glassie have lodged a complaint with the National Environment Service to sue the Cook Islands Investment Corporation for ignoring the issue.

CIIC manages the land where the sewage treatment plant is located.

However, Ngamau Munukoa says the pair should stop pointing the finger and look at their own party.

"But these problems didn't happen today, it's been there donkey years ago, you know all the CIP days, these things started in their days, and they know very well it didn't work they should be looking back who put this thing over there what year was this been done, why make a thing and take to court and all that"

Ngamau Munukoa says work is underway to upgrade Nikao including the enviro flow problem in preparation for the mini games in 2009.