Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

European Union is providing $214 million support to the Pacific island countries. 

Government has a maximum additional headroom of about $65 million of debt, prompting warning. 

Islands in the stream

Saturday April 11, 2020

Better internet speeds are allowing locals to follow their favourite Cook Islands DJs on their live streams.

Working up sweat in Cooks lockdown

Saturday April 11, 2020

A Rarotonga fitness group has come up with an innovative way to stay in shape with the gyms closed in the Covid-19 go-slow.

924 workers get wage subsidy

Thursday April 09, 2020

Government has processed $1.7 million from its Covid-19 economic response package to businesses and workers.

Business community sees ‘glimmer of hope’ despite chilling bank forecast.

E-trading: Any portal in a storm

Saturday April 04, 2020

With the tourists gone, local stores are reaching new customers by trading online.

The boy was riding home from work last month, late at night. He hadn’t been drinking. He wasn’t speeding. He came round the corner in Rutaki and – boom – he hit a branch across the road.

Stranded in NZ: Up to $650/week

Saturday April 04, 2020

Cook Islands residents stranded in New Zealand can claim up to $650 a week government support.

One of the leading tourism businesses in the country is running special deals on meals to clear their stock.

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