The Aitutaki Business Association’s call early this month for an urgent multi-party policy statement on the freedom to fly to the island on Sundays, appears to have fallen on deaf ears.
Pacific leaders showed they were committed to ending high rates of violence against children in the region at a conference in Fiji this week.
As the relationship between the Cook Islands and China deepens, the need for Chinese language speakers is growing.
Quarantine officers were alarmed to find over 30kg of various fruits on board one of the visiting vaka from Tahiti.
Wind speeds will determine the arrival time of the vaka fleet for the inaugural Te Manava Vaka Festival.