Rapid progress is being made on a travel bubble for Cook Islands and New Zealand, as officials in both countries work over time to get it off the ground.
Private Sector Taskforce says the roll on effect of less revenue in the economy would have an effect on them first but eventually the public sector.
The consultation phase for the Cook Islands National Sustainable Development Agenda 2020+ was launched on Friday.
The ninth Cook Islands Language Week has been launched in New Zealand with the minister responsible paying tribute to the longevity of the event.
OPINION: By not creating local business we’re beggars wanting a hand out.