TURE TAMANAKO TOMO MAI, NOO ANGA E TE AKARUKE I TE KUKI AIRANI 2020 - TE AU UIANGA PUTUPUTU IA

RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS Thursday 02 July, 2020
By Margret Numanga, Committee Secretary

PUBLIC NOTICE: IMMIGRATION BILL 2020 – PARLIAMENTARY IMMIGRATION BILL SELECT COMMITTEE (IBSC) CHAIRMAN

The request from Parliamentary IBSC, to the general public, relevant entities, communities and key stakeholders concerned with immigration issues to provide submissions on the Immigration Bill 2020, has drawn strong interest and debate from across the Cook Islands and countries abroad.

The IBSC 2020 was established by Parliament on the 25th March 2020. Their task is to review the bill and to collect and discuss further information and feedback from the public and communities on the Immigration Bill 2020 and to report its findings and recommendations for Parliament consideration by 30 September 2020.

The Parliamentary IBSC consists of Hon Min Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa as Chairman, Hon MP Vaitoti Tupa as Deputy Chairman and the committee members are; Hon MP Tai Tura, Hon MP Tina Browne, Hon MP Te-Hani Brown, Hon MP Patrick Arioka and Hon MP Tamaiva Tuavera.

The Chairman of the IBSC, the Honorable Minister Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa, has noted and is pleased with the robust debates circling the varies social media platforms and encourages people to read the Immigration Bill and Explanatory Notes for better awareness and to enable constructive conversations.

“There has been a healthy discussion in many public fora including that on social media. We think this is great, that people are taking time to share their thoughts and opinions freely which are the indications of an empowered and freethinking society,” said Hon Minister Mokoroa, however it is also important that correct information and explanations are given. He further advised that, it is for this reason that Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI), in collaboration, with Crown Law Office (CLO) will be providing an updated list of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) on the Parliamentary website to give readers more context on the most debated provisions of the Bill. This will help drive informed discussions and build our own knowledge on the Immigration Bill 2020 which is about the rights of entry, conditions of residence, and departure from the Cook Islands.” The Immigration Bill and Explanatory Note can be found on the Parliament of the Cook Islands website.

The website also provides instructions on how to put forward a submission on the Immigration Bill 2020. A lengthy, legal document at over 100 pages, the call for submissions on the Immigration Bill 2020 has seen the formation of community groups to help read and understand the Bill, developing joint or individual submissions after reading.

Public consultations for the development and drafting of this Immigration Bill have been held since 2017, starting with calls for public discussions as to what the Bill should contain, the second series of consultations were held in 2018 to identify gaps before drafting took place in 2019. The most recent round of consultations held were to explain the contents of the Immigration Bill.

“The current Legal Framework of Immigration Operations require updating to reflect our modern environment and there have been numerous consultations on Immigration Law for almost 20 years” said Kairangi Samuela Principal Immigration Officer, and for MFAI to reach this stage is Governments commitment to this goal”.

The Vaka public consultations on the Immigration Bill 2020 with the Parliamentary IBSC was conducted and completed in May 2020 for Rarotonga, all of which was live streamed and can be viewed on the Parliament website. The consultations for the Pa Enua, has been scheduled for this month, beginning with Aitutaki and Manihiki.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 31st July 2020. No further submissions will be accepted for consideration, thereafter.

Meitaki maata.

MEDIA RELEASE 3/2020

RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS Tuesday 07 July, 2020 By Margret Numanga, Committee Secretary IMMIGRATION BILL 2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Prepared by the Immigration Bill Select Committee 2020, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration.

Quick glossary:
Bill – Immigration Bill 2020
Immigration Bill – Immigration Bill 2020

Explanatory note – a document that explains the intention of the bill and its provisions

What is this Immigration Bill about?
This Bill is about who can enter the Cook Islands, conditions that must be fulfilled to reside in the Cook Islands and departure requirements.

This Immigration Bill has no bearing on land, voting rights or otherwise. Those legal rights and conditions are covered under their own relevant legislations. The Immigration Bill is about the rights of entry and departure from the Cook Islands.

Where can I access the Immigration Bill?
You can access the Bill from the Cook Islands Parliament Website: https://parliament.gov.ck/
There are two documents available, the Immigration Bill itself as well as an Explanatory Note. The Explanatory Note is a Cook Islands Parliamentary process in which a document is also provided with a Bill to explain the clauses within it.

You can access the Immigration Bill from the Parliament of the Cook Islands website: https://parliament.gov.ck/ or more specifically:

https://2ea1d92bczhh11rmgm1rcot6-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Immigration-Bill-2020.pdf

You can access the Explanatory Notes for the Immigration Bill from the Parliament of the Cook Islands Website: https://parliament.gov.ck/ Or more specifically: https://2ea1d92bczhh11rmgm1rcot6-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/XN-Immigration-Bill-2020-VT.pdf

Definition of a Cook Islander
The definition provided in the Immigration Bill has been cut and pasted from the Entry Residence and Departures Act 1972/72 and has been in existence since it was enacted. This definition is required so we can identify those who have rights of entry into the Cook Islands for Immigration purposes only.

It was recognized earlier in the drafting stage that the definition of a Cook Islander was a matter of National importance and it may well be that a bigger discussion should take place. The current definition was not changed as this has worked for Immigration purposes for the last 49 years. The definition has been added to so as to accommodate children who have been adopted by Cook Islanders.

Why is the Adoption provision clause included in the Cook Islander definition?
When a Cook Islander adopts a child, that Cook Islander permanently takes over the legal parental responsibility for the child and that adopted child should be treated as it they were born to the adopter. This means that, for the purpose of immigration, any child adopted by a Cook Islander should be treated as if they have descended from that Cook Islander. Ultimately this recognition enables a Cook Islander’s adopted child to enter and depart freely, and live here, as if they were Cook Islanders. It provides them with the same rights as all Cook Islanders to depart and enter the Cook Islands freely.

This adoption provision within the Immigration Bill is new does not have scope to impact the life of your adopted child, or your families, outside of their free rights to depart, enter, live and work in the Cook Islands as if they were a Cook Islander. Any impacts pertaining to culture, land or otherwise is at the discretion of your family choices and other Acts that may be in place. In particular, the Cook Islands Act 1915 has specific provisions that deal with the issue of land rights in respect of an adopted child and these continue to apply.

What are the Permanent Resident clauses in the Immigration Bill about?
There are different categories of Permanent Residents (PR). Criteria for Permanent Resident is set out in Regulations.

One category is when Permanent Residency of a person is obtained in their own right. It is approved when a person has lived in the Cook Islands for a certain period of time and undertakes the PR application process for approval. For New Zealand passport holders, a person must have lived consecutively in the Cook Islands for five years and have undergone the application process for approval. For other passport holders they must have lived in the Cook Islands for ten consecutive years and have undergone the application process for approval.

Another category of Permanent Resident status is that through marriage to a Cook Islander, or in partnership or marriage with, or to, a Permanent Resident. This category of PR status also requires an approval process to be undertaken. This was enacted in 2008 in the Entry, Residence and Departures Act 1971/72 The grounds on which Permanent Resident Status can be revoked is set out in the Immigration Bill.

The Minister can revoke Permanent Residence if the person has been absent from the Cook Islands for at least 3 years. However, Immigration can go to Court to get Permanent Resident revoked sooner. The Bill sets out what should be taken into account when considering whether or not a person lives here as we know, from experience, there are a number of reasons why someone might be absent from the Country but still have the Cook Islands as their home.

What is Permanent Residency by descent?
This is in the Cook Islands Constitution and has been included in the Immigration Bill as is for the purposes of ensuring operationalizing this provision. When a child is born in the Cook Islands to a Permanent Resident that child is automatically an approved Permanent Resident. If that child then grows up and has a child or children of their own, these children or child is not automatically approved as a Permanent Resident unless their child is also born in the Cook Islands.

If a Permanent Resident gives birth to their child or children outside of the Cook Islands at their own choice, their child or children is not able qualify for PR status by descent.

If a Permanent Resident gives birth to their child outside of the Cook Islands due to a medical referral then their child does quality for PR status by descent, as the choice of country of safe birth is a medical necessity.

By permitting PR status by descent, this allows for the child to depart and enter back into the Cook Islands freely. This also provides the child with a home as required by the Cook Islands under the Convention of the Rights of the Child. We are obligated to provide the child with a state to avoid the child from being stateless.

What is an Honorary Permanent Resident?
Honorary PR is a special privilege awarded to people that have a skill set unavailable in the Cook Islands, and they share that with the Cook Islands for our benefit at little or no compensation. Under this Immigration Bill the Honorary PR status is gazetted and advertised for transparency.
This Honorary PR status is a gift to acknowledge the contributions made to our Cook Islands society and is normally awarded to someone who does not live in the Cook Islands. It is not automatically passed on to their child or children or to their partner or spouse.

Over the past 25 years there have been 34 Honorary Permanent Residents awarded, the majority have been Chief Justices, Medical Specialist/Doctors who give their time and skills at little or no cost to our people. The Minister receives nominations from the nomination for consideration of conferment of this very special recognition.

Why is a stamp officially recognizing a Cook Islander as such being recommended in our Passport?
At present, Cook Islanders born overseas are the only ones that are required to get an endorsement in their passport, however the Bill extends this to all Cook Islanders (regardless of where you are born).

As we do not have a Cook Islands passport there needs to be a mechanism for airlines and border control to recognize that you are a Cook Islander and have an entitlement to travel here on a one-way ticket. This helps address operational issues, allowing for a smoother process for Cook Islanders to travel into the Cook Islands freely. As New Zealand Passport holders we are officially recognized as New Zealanders at any international border we may travel to, or from. Having an official stamp verifying that you are a Cook Islander demonstrates to the airline or border control that you have the right to free entry into the Cook Islands without a return ticket. It helps reduce confusion at the port of departure into the Cook Islands.

If you are born in the Cook Islands, and it states as such in your passport bio-data, that does not automatically verify you as a Cook Islander with right to free entry. Permit holders also give birth in the Cook Islands but it does not give them the same rights as Cook Islanders to enter, live and work in the Cook Islands

How often to do I have to get the Stamp.
You do not need to have the stamp in your passport on an annual basis, but only for the lifespan of your current passport. The stamp will cost NZD $25 and can be accessed, based upon approval with required documentation from the Immigration Office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of the Cook Islands. Once your passport current passport expires, it becomes evidence of your status for endorsement in a new passport and you don’t have to go through the process of providing other documents to renew. If you have no plans to travel internationally, then you may choose not to have the stamp in your passport.

Why is there Ministerial discretion to award Permanent Residency status in the Immigration Bill?
As with any Ministerial discretion, the aim is to provide a safety net for those cases where the legislative regime may produce an unintended result. Having the discretion with the Minister means that the Government cannot shy away from the decisions made under this discretion and are accountable to the public for it.

Why have I not heard about the Immigration Bill before?
Various public consultations and consultations with stakeholder groups were conducted along the key steps of developing the Immigration Bill.

In 2017 before drafting the Immigration Bill, a round of consultations was undertaken with the various groups of stakeholders and the community to seek input as to what people wanted to see in the Immigration Bill.

These were all widely advertised in the different forms of media in the Cook Islands. In 2018 the Immigration Bill was drafted based on the feedback from the first round of consultations, another set of consultations were held on the Drafting Instructions to check key concerns were included.

These were all widely advertised in the different forms of media in the Cook Islands.
In 2019, time was spent on further development of the Immigration Bill and to ensure consistency with the Constitution, other national legislation, relevant international obligations, as well as being operation with stakeholders including Airlines and related Government Agencies such as Customs, Police etc. We are now in 2020 undertaking the range of consultations for the Immigration Bill as directed by Parliament. This phase of consultation has also been advertised widely in the different forms of media in the Cook Islands.

How can I make a submission on the Immigration Bill to the Parliamentary Select Committee?
A public notice was made by the Parliament of the Cook Islands announcing the Parliamentary Select Committee. This Committee consists of Chairperson Hon Min Mac Mokoroa, Deputy Chairperson Hon MP Vaitoti Tupa, Hon MP Tai Tura, Hon MP Tina Browne, Hon MP Te-Hani Brown, Hon MP Patrick Arioka and Hon MP Tamaiva Tuavera.

Expression of interest for submissions on the Immigration bill can be emailed or delivered to the Committee Secretary, Margret Numanga, email contact – margret@cookislands.gov.ck or Address your submission to:

Committee Secretary
Immigration Bill Select Committee Parliament of the Cook Islands Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Please note the closing date for submissions is Friday 31st July 2020.

Meitaki maata.

KARERE AKAKITE Numero 2/2020
KIA AKAKITE VIVIKI IA
RAROTONGA, KUKI AIRANI Ruirua 07 Tiurai, 2020
Tataia e Margret Numanga, Tekeretere o te Kumiti

TUATUA AKAKITE: MEI TE TAMA AKATEREAU O TE KUMITI O TE PARAMANI TEI IKIIA NO TE URIURI MANAKO ATU NO RUNGA I TE TURE TAMANAKO NO TE TOMO MAI, NOO ANGA E TE AKARUKE I TE KUKI AIRANI 2020

Ko te patianga mei te Kumiti o te Paramani tei ikiia no te uriuri manako atu no runga I te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani ki te katoatoa rava, te au tuanga tau, te iti tangata e pera te au tuanga I anoano kia rauka te marama oonu atu ki roto I teia tumu manako nei, kia tuku mai I to ratou au manako no runga I teia Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke atu I te Kuki Airani 2020, kua rauka mai e manganui uatu rai te au patianga kia marama e pera te taumaro anga mei te au tangata I te Kuki Airani nei e pera katoa I te au enua I pamamao.

Kua ikiia teia Kumiti I teia mataiti e te Paramani I te ra 25 o Mati 2020. Ko ta ratou angaanga mari ra ko te akarakara akaou I te Ture Tamanako e pera, te koi mai e te uriuri I tetai au tamanakoanga, e pera te au manako mei te iti tangata, e pera te pa enua no runga I te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo Mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani 2020, e kia ripoti atu I te au mea puapinga I kitea mai e te au tamanako anga no te reira ki te Paramani no te ariki anga atu I te reira I te ra 30 o Tepetema 2020.

Ko te au mema I roto I teia Kumiti nei o te Paramani koia oki, ko te Minita Ngateitei Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa, koia te Tama Akatereau, Mema Ngateitei Vaitoti Tupa, koia te Tauturu Tama Akatereau e ko te au mema o te kumiti koia oki; ko te Mema Ngateitei Tai Tura, Mema Ngateitei Tina Browne, Mema Ngateitei Te-Hani Brown, Mema Ngateitei Patrick Arioka e pera te Mema Ngateitei Tamaiva Tuavera.

Kua akakite te Tama Akatereau o te Kumiti koia te Minita Ngateitei Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa I tona mareka I te manganui o te au manako tei akaari ia e tei oora ia mai I roto I te au ravenga tuketuke o te uriurianga manako e pera tana akamaroiroi anga I te iti tangata kia tatau I te Ture Tamanako e pera te Tuatua akamaramaanga no te reira.

“Manea tikai te au uriurianga manako tei raveia I roto I te au uipaanga e manganui, kapiti katoa atu te au akairiirianga manako I runga I te mata puka. Kua irinaki matou e, e mea puapinga teia, no te iti tangata I te oronga mai I tetai tuatau i te akaari mai I to ratou irinaki anga e to ratou au manakonako anga ko tei akaari mai I te tu o te iti tangata manako matutu e te maoraora” I tuatua mai ei te Minita Mokoroa, inara, e mea tau katoa rai oki kia oronga iatu te tuatua tika e te akamaramaanga tau. Kua akakite katoa rai aia e, no teia tumuanga, kua angaanga kapiti atu te Opati o Te Kauono Tutara e te Mana Tiaki ki te Opati o te Akinanga a te Ture no te oronga atu I tetai au akapapaanga no te au uianga e uiui putuputu ia nei I runga I te mata mareva a te Paramani ei akamarama atu I te au tangata katoa I te tutu tikai no te au taumaroanga ki runga I te Ture Tamanako. Ka riro teia I te tauturu I te uriurianga manea e te akamaata atu I to tatou marama no runga I te Ture Tamanako koia oki, no te tikaanga kia tomo mai, te au akanoonoo anga no te noo anga e pera te akaruke anga I te Kuki Airani.”

Ka kitea te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo Mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani e tona akamaramaanga ki runga I te mata mareva a te Paramani o te Kuki Airani. Kua oronga katoa atu te mata mareva I te akamarama anga e ka akapeea me tuku mai I tetai tataanga no toou manako ki runga I teia Ture Tamanako.

E papa tataanga maatamaata teia e te mana katoa tere atu I te 100 anere kapi I te reira, e ko te kapiki anga no te tuku anga manako mai ki runga I teia Ture Tamanako Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani 2020, kua kitea atu te akaputuputu anga o tetai au tangata no te tauturu I te tatau e kia marama I teia Ture Tamanako nei, e I muri ake, I te tata atu I to ratou au manako katoa me kare tangata tatakitai.

Kua rave takere ia ana te au uipaanga no te akatupu e te tata atu I teia Ture Tamanako nei I te mataiti 2017, tei akamata ia na roto I te uriurianga manako ki te iti tangata no te au mea e tau kia tauru ia ki roto I te Ture Tamanako, e ko te rua o te au uipaanga kua raveia I te mataiti 2018 no te akara atu I te au mea I ngere I roto I te Ture Tamanako I mua ake ka tata iatu ei te reira I te mataiti 2019. Ko te au uipaanga tei raveia akenei, kua raveia te reira no runga I te akamaramaanga I te au tuanga I roto I te Ture Tamanako.

“Ko te Kaveinga no te Au angaanga a te Pae Angaanga Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani, kua anoanoia te reira kia akaou ia I te aka-ata mai I te anganga no teia tuatau ou e, e manganui tikai te au uipaanga I raveia no runga I te Ture o te Pae Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani no tetai 20 mataiti” I tuatua mai ei a Kairangi Samuela te Opita Akaaere maata o te Pae Angaanga Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani e pera no Te Kauono Tutara e te Mana Tiaki I te akatae mai ki teia turanga I te akatupu I te anoano o te Kavamani no teia akakoroanga.”

Ko te au uipaanga tei raveia ki roto I te au Vaka no runga I te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani 2020, kua oti te reira I te raveia e te Kumiti no teia Ture Tamanako nei I roto i te marama Me 2020 I Rarotonga nei, e ko te reira au uipaanga kua tuku iatu na runga I te mata uira e ka kitea te reira ki runga I te mata uira a te Paramani. Ko te au uipaanga ka raveia ki te Pa Enua, kua tapapaia te reira no teia marama, e ka akamata ki Aitutaki e Manihiki. Ko te ra openga no te tuku mai I te au tamanako anga koia oki e Varaire ra 31 o Tiurai 2020. Kare e ariki ia tetai uatu tamanako anga I muri ake I te reira ra.

Meitaki Maata

RAROTONGA, KUKI AIRANI Ruirua 07 Tiurai, 2020
Tataia e Margret Numanga, Tekeretere o te Kumiti

TURE TAMANAKO TOMO MAI, NOO ANGA E TE AKARUKE I TE KUKI AIRANI 2020 – TE AU UIANGA PUTUPUTU IA

Tei teateamamao ia e te Kumiti no te akarakara ki roto I te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani 2020, na roto I te angaanga kapiti anga atu ki Te Kauono Tutara e te Mana Tiaki.

Akamaramaanga viviki:
(Pira) Ture Tamanako – Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani 2020 Ture Tamanako – Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani 2020 Karere akamarama –e papa tataanga I te akamarama I te akakoroanga o te Ture Tamanako  e tona au akatakaanga

Eaa teia Ture Tamanako?
Ko teia Ture Tamanko koia oki no runga e koai te ka tikaia I te tomo mai ki roto I te Kuki Airani, te au akanoonoo anga kia aru ia e tau ei I te noo ki roto I te Kuki Airani e te au takainga ka anoanoia kia aruia no te akaruke atu.

Kare teia Ture Tamanako e amiri atu ki runga I te enua, tikaanga no te iki e tetai atu mea ke. Ko te reira au tikaanga e te au akanoonoo anga no te reira, kua tamaru ia ratou e to ratou uaorai au ture. Ko te Ture Nui no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani, no runga te reira I te tikaanga no te tomo anga mai e te akaruke anga atu I te Kuki Airani.

Ka akapeea au e kite ei I te Ture Tamanako?
Ka kitea e koe te Ture Tamanako i runga I te mata-mareva a te Paramani o te Kuki Airani: https://parliament.gov.ck/

E rua nga papa tataanga I reira koia oki ko te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke anga I te Kuki Airani 2020. Ko te Karere Akamarama koia oki e akanoonoo anga teia na te Paramani o te Kuki Airani no tetai papa tataanga tei topiri iatu ki te Ture Tamanako no te akamarama I te au irava I roto I te reira.

Ka kitea e koe te Ture Tamanako i runga I te mata-mareva a te Paramani o te Kuki Airani: https://parliament.gov.ck/ me kare ra https://2ea1d92bczhh11rmgm1rcot6-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Immigration-Bill-2020.pdf

Ka kitea e koe te Karere Akamarama no te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke anga I te Kuki Airani 2020 i runga I te mata-mareva a te Paramani o te Kuki Airani: https://parliament.gov.ck/ me kare ra:

https://2ea1d92bczhh11rmgm1rcot6-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/XN-Immigration-Bill-2020-VT.pdf

Aiteanga o te tangata Kuki Airani
Ko te aiteanga o te tangata Kuki Airani tei taikuia I roto I te Ture Tamanako koia oki kua tipu ia mai e kua tauru ia mei roto mai I te Ture Nui no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke anga I te Kuki Airani 1971/72, e mei reira mai te vai mana anga o te reira e tae mai nei ki teia ra. Ka anoanoia teia aiteanga kia marama tatou e koai tei tikaia kia tomo mai ki roto nei I te Kuki Airani no te au akakoroanga ua o te Pae Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani.

Kua kitea atu oki I te tuatau o te tataanga o teia Ture Tamanako nei e ko te aiteanga o te tangata Kuki Airani e tumu manako puapinga te reira e, I te tamanako anga, e mea tau kia raveia tetai uriurianga manako maata no te reira. Ko te aiteanga e vai nei kare te reira I taui ia no te mea kua tau teia ki te au akakoroanga o te Pae Tomo, noo e te akaruke I te Kuki Airani no tetati 49 mataiti I teianei. Ko te aiteanga ua I tauru iatu mari ra no te kapiti atu I te tamariki tei angai ia e te au tangata Kuki Airani.

Eaa te akatakaanga no te tamariki angai I tauru ia mai ei ki raro ake I te aiteanga o te tangata Kuki Airani?
Me angai tetai tangata Kuki Airani I tetai tamaiti, kua riro mai I reira te reira tangata Kuki Airani ei metua tikai no te reira tamaiti e ko te tamaiti I angai ia kia akono meitaki ia aia mei te mea atura e, e tamaiti anau tikai aia na te tangata I angai ei iaia. Ko te aiteanga i reira, no te akakoroanga o te Pae Tomo, noo e te akaruke I te Kuki Airani, no tetai uatu tamaiti tei angai ia e tetai tangata Kuki Airani e mea tau e kia akono meitaki ia aia mei te mea atura e mei roto mai tikai aia I te reira tangata Kuki Airani. Kua riro teia akatakaanga I te oronga I tetai tamaiti angai a tetai tangata Kuki Airani I te tomo mai e pera akaruke atu I te Kuki Airani ma te au, e te noo katoa ki konei mei te mea atura e, e tangata Kuki Airani tikai aia. Kua aite katoa to ratou tikaanga ki to te au tangata Kuki Airani katoatoa me akaruke, me kare tomo mai ki te Kuki Airani ma te au.

Ko teia akatakaanga no te tamariki angai I roto I te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani, e tuanga ou teia e kare te reira e arapaki atu I te oraanga o taau tamaiti angai, me kare toou kopu tangata, I vao ake I to ratou tikaanga kia akaruke, tomo mai e pera noo anga e te angaanga ki roto I te Kuki Airani mei te mea atura e, e tangata Kuki Airani tikai ratou. No tetai akatakaanga no runga I te peu enua, te enua me kare tetai uatu mea ke atu, tei roto rai I toou kopu tangata te tika no te reira e pera tetai au Ture Nui e vai nei. Ko te Ture Metua tikai o te Kuki Airani 1915 ko tei akataka tika mai I te au tuanga no te tikaanga ki te enua no te au tamariki angai e ka vai rai te reira akatakaanga.

Eaa te au irava I roto I te Ture Tamanako no runga I te Tikaanga noo tinamou ki konei?
Tuketuke te au akatakaanga no te Tikaanga noo Tinamou. Ko te akanoonoo anga no te Tikaanga noo Tinamou, kua akataka ia te reira I roto I te au Tureiti.
Ko tetai akatakaanga koia oki no tetai Tikaanga noo tinamou no tetai tangata tei rauka nona uaorai. Ka oronga ia te reira tikaanga mei te mea e kua noo ana tetai tangata ki roto nei I te Kuki Airani no tetai tuatau roa e kua tuku atu aia I tana patianga na roto I te mataara I akatakaia no te pati atu kia akatika ia mai te reira.

No te au tangata e Puka tikaanga Tomo basileia Nu Tireni to ratou, ko tetai tangata kua noo ana aia no tetai au tuatau I roto nei I te Kuki Airani mei te 5 mataiti e kua tuku atu I tana patianga no te tikaanga noo tinamou ki konei.

Ko tetai au tangata ke e Puka tikaanga ke Tomo to ratou, ka anonoia ratou kia noo ki roto nei I te Kuki Airani no tetai tuatau mei te taingauru mataiti e kia tuku atu I ta ratou patianga no te noo tinamou ki konei.

Ko tetai turanga no te Tikaanga noo tinamou ki konei koia oki na roto I te akaipoipoanga ki tetai tangata Kuki Airani, me kare, noo kapiti me kare akaipoipo atu ki tetai tangata e Tikaanga noo Tinamou tona. Ko teia tuanga no te Tikaanga noo tinamou mari ra ka aru rai I te au takainga I akatakaia no te patianga atu i te reira. Kua akamanaia teia I roto I te Ture Nui no te Tomo mai, Noo anga e te Akarukeanga 1971/72.

Ka akapeea me takore ia te turanga no te Tikaanga noo tinamou ki konei I raro ake I te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke I te Kuki Airani?
Kua akatakaia e te Atikara 76A o te Papa Ture Metua te ravenga no te takore atu I te turanga no te Tikaanga noo Tinamou. Ko te akanoonoo anga no te takore atu I te turanga Tikaanga noo tinamou kua akatakaia te reira I roto I te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke anga I te Kuki Airani.

Ka rauka I te Minita I te takore atu I te Tikaanga noo tinamou o tetai tangata mei te mea e kua atea atu te reira tangata mei te Kuki Airani no tetai 3 mataiti. Inara, ka rauka I te Pae o te Tomo, noo mai e te Akaruke I te aere atu ki te Akavaanga no te takore atu I tetai Tikaanga noo Tinamou. Kua akataka katoa mai te Ture Tamanako I te au takainga kia raveia I te akapapu e, me te noo nei me kare, tetai tangata ki konei tei matauia, tei kitea I mua ana, e manganui uatu rai te au tumuanga no tetai tangata I te akaruke I te basileia inara, kua akariro I te Kuki Airani e ko to ratou ngutuare noo anga.

Eaa te Tikaanga noo Tinamou na roto I te kapuaanga me kare anauanga?
Kua akatakaia teia I roto I te Papa Ture Metua o te Kuki Airani e tei tauru katoa ia ki roto I teia Ture Tamanako no te akakoroanga I te akapapu I te taangaanga atu I teia tuanga nei. Mei te mea e anau tetai tamaiti ki roto nei I te Kuki Airani, ka riro mai te reira tamaiti e tamaiti noo tinamou ki konei. Mei te mea e maata mai te reira tamaiti e anau katoa mai tana tama me kare anau a tana tamaiti, ko te aiteanga kare o ratou tikaanga noo tinamou ngoie ua mari ua, e anau ia ta ratou tamariki ki roto nei I te Kuki Airani.

Mei te mea e taii tetai tangata I rauka tona tikaanga no te noo tinamou e anau tana tamaiti me kare au tamariki I vao ake I te Kuki Airani I ta ratou uaorai ikianga, kare ta ratou tamariki e tu I te Tikaanga noo tinamou na roto I te kapuanga.

Mei te mea tetai tangata tei rauka tona tikaanga noo tinamou e anau tana tama ki vao ake I te Kuki Airani no te manamanata maki, kare e rauka te tikaanga noo tinamou I te reira tamaiti mei te anauanga no te mea ko te enua I anauia ei tana tama kua iki ia te reira no runga I te turanga maki. Na roto I te akatikaanga no te tikaanga no te noo tinamou na roto I te anauanga, ka rauka I teia tamaiti I te akaruke me kare tomo mai ki roto I te Kuki Airani ma te au. Ka rauka katoa kia oronga ia tetai ngutuare no te reira tamaiti mei tei anoanoia te Kuki Airani kia oronga I te reira I raro ake I te Koreromotu o teianei ao no te Tikaanga o te au Tamariki. Kua anoanoia oki tatou kia oronga I tetai ngai nooanga no tetai tamaiti auraka aia kia ngere I te reira.

Eaa te Tikaanga Noo tinamou Ngateitei?
Ko te Tikaanga noo tinamou Ngateitei e tikaanga takake teia I oronga ia ki te au tangata kite pakari kare I roto nei I te Kuki Airani tei oronga ua mai ratou I te taanganga o te reira kite ki te Kuki Airani nei ei meitaki no tatou, no tetai tutaki meangiti me kore, kare e tutaki. I raro ake I teia Ture Tamanako ko te Tikaanga noo tinamou Ngateitei ka akakite ia te reira na roto I te Karere akakite a te Kavamani no te akakoroanga kia akakite ia ki vao.

Ko te tikaanga noo tinamou Ngateitei, e apinga aroa te reira no te akameitaki e te tauturu I oronga ia mai kia tatou e mei tei matauia, e oronga ia ana te reira ki te au tangata kare e noo ana ki te Kuki Airani nei. Kare katoa oki teia tikaanga e oronga iatu ki tana tamariki me kare tona tokorua.

Tere atu I te 25 mataiti I topa akenei e 34 au tangata I oronga ia te Tikaanga noo tinamou Ngateitei, ko te maata anga koia oki e au Akavanui Maata, Au Taote kite pakari/au Taote tei oronga mai I to ratou taime e te kite no tetai tutaki anga meangiti me kore, kare e tutaki. E tuku ia mai ana te au ikianga no teia au tangata i iki takake ia e te akameitaki ki te Minita kia akara.

Eaa ka riro ei na te tapaoanga I roto I to tatou Puka tikaanga Tomo basileia e akataka i tetai tangata Kuki Airani?
I teia tuatau nei, ko te au tangata ua I anauia ki vao ake I te basileia ka anoanoia kia tapaoia to ratou Puka tikaanga Tomo basileia, inara te oronga katoa nei te Ture Tamanako I teia tapaoanga ki te iti tangata Kuki Airani katoatoa (noatu e kua anau ia koe kiea).

No te mea oki e, kare o tatou Puka tikaanga Tomo basileia Kuki Airani, ka anoanoia Ia I reira tetai akairo ei akapapu anga ki te au ngai rere anga pairere e te au ngai arai anga e, e tangata Kuki Airani koe e ka rauka iakoe i te tere mai I runga I te tiketi okotai kaveinga no te oki mai.
Ka riro teia I te tauturu atu I te au angaanga akatere e te oronga katoa atu I te rere anga maru noou ki te Kuki Airani. Na roto I te tapaoanga I to tatou Puka tikaanga Tomo basileia ka akakite atu te reira e, e tangata Kuki Airani koe e te akaari ki te ngai rere anga pairere me kare te ngai arai anga e, e tikaanga toou I te tomo au mai ki roto I te Kuki Airani ma te kore e tiketi oki. Ka tauturu katoa te reira I te akaiti I te taii anga I te ngai akaruke anga pairere I roto nei I te Kuki Airani.

Mei te mea e anau ia koe ki roto nei I te Kuki Airani, e kua akatakaia I roto I toou Puka tikaanga Tomo basileia e toou akapapaanga tuatua, kare te reira e riro I te akapapu e, e tangata Kuki Airani koe e, e tikaanga toou I te tomo maru mai. Ko te au tangata tei rauka to ratou tikaanga no te noo mai ki roto I te Kuki Airani no tetai tuatau, kua anau katoa ta ratou tamariki ki konei inara kare te reira e riro I te oronga I te tikaanga aiteite mei te au tangata Kuki Airani no te tomo, noo e pera angaanga I roto I te Kuki Airani.

Eaa te maata o te taime ka tapao ia toku Puka tikaanga Tomo basileia?
Kare koe e anoanoia kia tapaoia toou Puka tikaanga Tomo basileia I te au mataiti ravarai, mari ua I te tuatau ua o toou Puka Tomo basileia I teia ra. Ko te tapaoanga e $25 te tutaki e ka raveia atu te reira me akatika ia e pera te akaki anga I te au peapa I akatakaia no te reira mei te Opati o te pae Tomo, noo e te Akaruke basileia I roto I te Opati maata o Te Kauono Tutara e te Mana Tiaki.

Me pou te tuatau o toou Puka Tomo basileia o teia tuatau nei, kua papu I reira te anoanoanga kia tapao ia toou akatakaanga I roto I toou Puka tikaanga Tomo basilei ou. Mei te mea ra e kare aau parani no te tere atu ki vao mai I te Kuki Airani ka rauka iakoe I te iki e kia kore toou Puka tikaanga Tomo basileia e tapaoia.

Eaa I riro ei e na te Minita anake e oronga I te Tikaanga noo tinamou I roto I te Ture Tamanako?
No tetai uatu oronga anga tika a te Minita, ko te akakoroanga koia oki no te paruru atu I te tuanga akatere no tetai au manamanata te ka tupu mai tei kore I manako ia. Na roto I te oronga anga tika a te Minita ko te aiteanga kare te Kavamani e akama mei te au tikaanga tei oronga ia I raro ake I teia akanoonoo anga e ka ariu atu ratou ki te iti tangata no te reira.

Eaa au I kore ei I akarongo I te Ture Tamanko Tomo mai, noo mai e te Akaruke I mua ana?
E managanui uatu rai te au uipaanga I raveia ki te iti tangata e pera te au putuputuanga tei anoano I te oronga manako mai no te akatupu atu I tetai Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke.

I te mataiti 2017 I mua ake ka tata iatu ei teTure Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke, kua rave akaou ia tetai au uipaanga ki te au pututputut anga tuketuke o te iti tangata I te ui atu I ta ratou I manako kia tauru ia ki roto i te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke.

Kua akakite atea ua ia teia na roto I te au ravenga akakitekite anga tuketuke I roto nei I te Kuki Airani. I te mataiti 2018, kua tata ia te Ture Tamanako Tomo mai, noo mai e te Akaruke mei te au koikoi anga manako mei roto mai I te au uipaanga mua I raveia, e kua rave katoa iatu tetai uipaanga no runga I te au Akakiteanga I tei Tataia no te akapapu e kua tauru iatu te au manako mamaata. Kua akakite atea katoa ia teia na roto I te au ravenga akakitekite anga tuketuke I roto nei I te Kuki Airani.

I te mataiti 2019, kua akapou ia te maata anga o te taime no te tataanga I teia Ture Tamanako i te akapapu e kua tau te reira ki te Papa Ture Metua, e pera tetai au ture o te basileia, te au koremotuanga tau o teianeiao e pera te angaanga kapiti atu ki te au ngai akarere pairere e pera au tuanga anganga tei piri katoa mai a te Kavamani mei te Pae Akarakara, Akava e te vai atura.
Tei roto nei tatou I te mataiti 2020 e te rave katoa nei I te au uriurianga manako no te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke atu mei tei akaue ia mai e te Paramani.
Kua akakite atea katoa ia teia tuanga no te au uipaanga e raveia nei na roto I te au ravenga akakitekite anga tuketuke I roto nei I te Kuki Airani.

Ka akapeea au I te tuku atu I tetai tamanako anga no runga I te Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke atu ki te Kumiti Akarakara no teia Ture Tamanako?
E tuatua akakite tetai I akakite ia ki te katoatoa e te Paramani o te Kuki Airani no te akakite atu I te Kumiti tei ikiia e te Paramani. Teia te au mema o teia Kumiti koia oki te Tama Akatereau ko te Minita Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa, Tauturu Tama Akatereau Mema Ngateitei Vaitoti Tupa, Mema Ngateitei Tai Tura, Mema Ngateitei Tina Browne, Mema Ngateitei Te-Hani Brown, Mema Ngateitei Patrick Arioka, e pera Mema Ngateitei Tamaiva Tuavera.

Ko tei anoano I te tuku atu I tetai tamanako anga ki runga I teia Ture Tamanako no te Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke atu, kia imere atu me kare kave atu I te reira ki te Tekeretere o te Kumiti, Margret Numanga, imere – margret@cookislands.gov.ck me kare tata mai I taau tamanako anga ki te:

Tekeretere o te Kumiti
Ture Tamanako Tomo mai, noo anga e te Akaruke
Kumiti Akarakara o te Paramani o te Kuki Airani
Rarotonga, Kuki Airani

Ko te ra openga no te tuku mai I te au tamanako anga koia oki e Varaire ra 31 o Tiurai 2020. Kare e ariki ia tetai uatu tamanako anga I muri ake I te reira ra.

Meitaki maata.