Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

MPs take pay cut

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Opposition MPs Selina Napa and Agnes Armstrong are the latest politicians taking pay cuts to help their constituencies during the coronavirus crisis.

Cook Islanders will not get a public holiday on Monday in lieu of Anzac Day, unlike their family members in New Zealand.

A regional football tournament to be held on Rarotonga is now cancelled.

Customs Service sends home 55 per cent of its officers despite government commitment to protecting public servants’ jobs. 

Students have something more than the re-opening of the school to look forward to in the coming week. Kellan Gempton, 5, Eli Topui, 11, and Mia Gempton, 2, are looking forward to an island-treasure hunt organised by Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee.

Rick Welland painted the image on the $3 bill – but recently, his widow gave away their last one. 

Govt looks to bail out the airport

Saturday April 18, 2020

Government will consider additional support to the Airport Authority to ensure it survives and avert the threat of 50 per cent pay cuts.

Domestic flight services in the coronavirus crisis will depend on commercial demand, says Air Rarotonga boss Ewan Smith

Bars ready to go back to business

Saturday April 18, 2020

With government relaxing some restrictions due to zero coronavirus cases, local nightclub and bars hope to return to business soon.

Government leaders dismiss pressure for ministerial pay-cuts as political posturing, but say they’ll consider it anyway. 

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