There’s an unexpected casualty of the Covid-19 travel ban: Ponu the miracle turtle is stranded too.
Ponu the turtle will not be released until the Covid-19 pandemic measures in Rarotonga have ended.
Plans to isolate stranded Cook Islanders in a hotel near Auckland International Airport have been abandoned for now.
Government is pleading with struggling businesses to keep their expat workers on the payroll.
It’s been a bittersweet arrival for the first resident Australian High Commissioner to Cook Islands and his partner.
Emily Russell quietly celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday, just down the road from where she was born.