3 Apr 2017

Cooks residents concerned by Aitutaki board sacking

From , 3:03 pm on 3 April 2017

Cook Islands residents living on the island of Aitutaki are said to be worried by the sacking of their local power station board and concerned for its future.

The three members of the Aitutaki Power Station Authority board were removed last month by the Cook Islands Investment Corporation, which is yet to explain why.

However, the opposition coalition and the Aitutaki Mayor, Teupo'o Bishop, believe the board was sacked because the directors resisted demands from the corporation to release funds held in its reserves.

Our correspondent in Rarotonga, Florence Syme Buchanan, told Amelia Langford there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki, Cook Islands Photo: Ewan Smith