3 Dec 2015

Cooks MPs get brand new bikes from China

3:10 pm on 3 December 2015

The Cook Islands' 24 MPs are the recipients of brand new quad bikes gifted by China.

30 Linhai bikes were among US$1 million worth of agricultural equipment donated to the Cook Islands last month and most of them were given to the MPs.

MP George Maggie says the quadbikes are owned by the government and were handed to the MPs for use in their constituencies.

One Cook Islands Member of Parliament for Tupapa George Maggie

Cook Islands MP George Maggie Photo: Cook Islands News/RNZI

He says after he received his on Friday he set to work, using it to carry equipment for cleaning up Tupapa.

"I clean my village every day and now I'm talking to you I'm on the road cleaning the hedge, cutting all the hedge, doing all the work, make the roads clean and nice and safe for the people."

George Maggie says he is very thankful to the Chinese government.