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The Ministry of Internal Affairs are seeking proposals for technical assistance to draft the Kopu Tangata Matutu (Family well-being) Country Plan. This plan builds upon the strategic actions of the National Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and Action Plan (2019-2024) and other relevant social policy to create an overarching Country Plan.

Tender documents may be uplifted from:

Tenders close at 4:00pm (CI Time), Thursday 5th December, 2019, and must be submitted as per the requirements of the RFT.

All Enquiries are to be directed to the Contact Officer for this tender:

Angela Charlie


Phone: +682 29370



The Ministry of Internal Affairs invites from each Constituency on Rarotonga for the maintenance of public roads, lawn hedges and drains and over grown shrubs. Tender documents are available from our website or from Mr Henry Tupa, Coordinator for the Rarotonga Community Beautification Program and tender documents must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, labelled as “TENDER 19/22 RCBP Road Maintenance.” All tenders must be received by Thursday 6th June 2019 at 4 pm. For further information contact Henry Tupa on phone +682-29370 or email: alternatively, Angela Charlie on phone +682-29370 or email: OR click on the link below.

INTAFF RCBP Tender 2019-2022

Expressions of Interest – National Consultant – Gender Equality

National Consultant – Gender Equality

Expressions of Interest are invited for a National Consultant – Gender Equality, in the GenderDevelopment Unit, Social Policy & Services Division, at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The contract for services on offer is to provide technical support to the Gender Development Unit, to complete specific tasks including assessment of the CI National Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment & Strategic Plan of Action (2011-2016); support and strengthen collection and analysis of gender statistics; conduct scoping of potential donor support; and other general support to the Gender Development Unit. 

 The applicants to have demonstrated understanding of gender and development issues in the Cook Islands and global level best practice, significant experience in policy development and review, preferably in a government setting, and experience in data analysis and use of statistics.

 To view the Terms of Reference, enquiries and applications, please contact Helina Glassie on Ph: 29-370 or email


 Deadline to submit expressions of interest and quotes is on 1st December 2017.






Cook Islands Social Impact Fund – Request for Proposals – Project Funding


Request for Proposals – Project Funding

The Social Impact Fund (SIF) is a contestable fund to

assist delivery of priority social services by Civil Society Organisations and is administered by the Ministry of

Internal Affairs. Registered Civil Society Organisations

are now invited to tender for Project Funding in

the following priority areas:

Gender Equality; Children & Youth; the Elderly; Disability;

Domestic Violence; and Mental Health.

For further information and tender forms please visit the

Ministry of Internal Affairs website

or contact person: Angeline Tuara,, Tel +682 29 378.

Applications close 3.00pm Wednesday 13 October 2017

Documents attached;

Social Impact Fund Guidelines – 2003 version

SIF PRJ Proposal

SIF Policy edit

Reporting Template Final

PRJ Advert 2017

Evaluation Criteria

Contract PRJ 2017


Press release

Press release

Labour and Consumer Division meet with the Students Entrepreneurs.


The Labour and Consumer Division from the Ministry of Internal Affairs met with the students from the Pa Enua, participating in the BCI Business Challenge Trade Day.


This was a great opportunity to raise awareness about the legal rights and obligation in the business world. As the Director of Labour and Consumer explained, these young entrepreneurs represent the future of our economic prosperity. They are the next generation of employers and traders and therefore should be made aware of the legal responsibility coming with that status. The aim of the presentation was to expose the students to the contents of the Employment Relations Act 2012, the Fair Trading Act 2008 and the Consumer Guarantees Act 2008. Acknowledging the importance of financial literacy as well as entrepreneurship skills, the Director added that knowledge and awareness of the legal framework was also key to owning and driving a successful business. The feedback from both the students and the teachers was positive and request was extended to have this presentation included in the regular annual preparation for the BCI Business Challenge Event.

July Price Order

The Price Tribunal has issued the July Price Order 04/2017 for Rarotonga and all islands reflecting reductions in prices for petrol, diesel and LPG.

There is a 7 cent per litre decrease in the maximum wholesale and retail prices for petrol on Rarotonga, a 2 cent per litre decreases for diesel and a 5 cents per kg decrease in LPG. The maximum retail price that petrol can be sold to the public on Rarotonga is $2.03 cents per litre, $2.00 per litre for diesel and $4.16 per kg for LPG.

“The price reductions reflect an oversupply in fuel which has placed some downward pressure on global prices for petrol and diesel,” stated Price Tribunal President, Tatiana Burn, “however, despite the marked drop in global prices for LPG over May and June, we are expecting larger LPG price reductions to the Cook Islands will appear over future price orders later this year.”

Price Order 4/2017 sets the maximum allowable retail prices for petrol, diesel and LPG on Rarotonga and all Pa Enua. Full details of the new prices are contained in the new published price order and can also be accessed by contacting the Consumer Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The new prices will take effect from 15 July 2017 and will remain in force for the next two months until the next price order is issued in September 2017. Price inspections will be carried out and breach orders will be issued where there is non-compliance.

Consumers should expect to see the new prices clearly displayed at service stations for these price controlled

Price Order 04.2017


Ministry of Internal Affairs


Media – Release CINYC

The ministry of Internal Affairs wishes to share this Media  release from the Cook Islands National Youth Council  and wish their New  Committee members the best for the coming Year and hope to continue to work in partnership in empowering Youth in the Cook Islands….

“In  an official meeting, held on the 9th of February, the Cook Islands National Youth Council moved to replace outgoing President Ms. Naomi Manavaikai, who stepped down from the position in the same meeting. In true solidarity, Ms. Manavaikai expressed to the council that she had found the role to be rewarding but rather demanding and was happy to step down to allow for another member to lead the council.  She will continue to support the work of the council as a committee member.

In the same meeting, Ms. Sieni Tiraa was voted in as Ms. Manavaikai’s replacement, and has now assumed the role of CINYC president. Ms. Tiraa brings much enthusiasm and vitality to the work of the council and is more than ready to lead the team.

Other positions that became vacant at the said meeting included the Treasurer and Secretary. The role of Treasurer, vacated by Mr. Papamama Pokino, has now been taken up by Ms. Nukutau Pokura. The position of secretary, which was vacated by Ms. Tiraa after being elected President, was taken up by Ms. Piakura Passfield who is willing to assist the council to achieve its aspirations. In addition, Rotaract president, Mr. Daniel Fisher has rejoined the Council and Ms. Roimata Wilson resumes her role, both as committee members.

The Cook Islands Youth Council has a strong team with many passionate members wanting to ensuring and advocating for the best for our young people, in partnership with government and non-government stakeholders.

The revitalized council members 2017/18 are:

  • Ms. Sieni Tiraa (President)
  • Mr. Tereapii Tumutoa (Vice-President)
  • Mr. Liam Kokaua (Vice-President)
  • Ms. Nukutau Pokura (Treasurer/Public Relations)
  • Ms. Piakura Passfield (secretary)
  • Committee members: Ms. Rima Moekaa, Ms. Naomi Manavaikai, Mr. Daniel Fisher and Ms. Roimata Wilson

If any aspiring young activists out there in the community would like to become part of the council as a committee member, just contact Ms. Sieni Tiraa on 81423, email or drop us a message on Facebook for more details.


Public Notice – Minimum Wages Review Public Oral Submission

Public Notice

Minimum Wages Review Public Oral Submission

The Minimum Wage Review panel kindly invites the Public to attend the Minimum Wages Review Public Oral Submission Meeting, to be held at the Sinai Hall in Avarua on the 20th February 2017 from 5pm – 7pm.

The meeting initially organized for the Friday 17th February at the INTAFF premises is cancelled.

Deadline for written submissions remains on the 20th February 2017, COB.

For further information please contact our office via phone 29-370 or via email: or via Facebook message: