Economy

Third ship cancelled in blunder

Friday January 17, 2020

Hopes to ship food and supplies into Cook Islands three times a month have been dashed.

Competitive airfares and a range of private accommodation have driven down prices for tourists.

A second Cook Islands family speaks out about losing their household possessions to Marie Uini and her Australian shipping company.

Research voyage, 5km under the sea

Tuesday January 07, 2020

 

Getting thrown around in the Environmental Station below the deck of the MV Grinna was all part of the adventure for Ocean Minerals Limited assistant researcher Israel Miles.

Island Craft managing director Fletcher Melvin says the best thing about bumper Boxing Day trading and sales on the island last week that was all his staff could take paid days off for a well-deserved break.

Government has paid about a third of a million dollars in Christmas bonus to welfare beneficiaries.

Olomana Departure Delayed

Friday December 27, 2019

The cargo ship Olomana docked at Avatiu harbour on Sunday morning with the help of a fishing charter boat, rather than a tug boat.

Swire Shipping is entering a new vessel sharing partnership from New Zealand to the Cook Islands, adding an extra ship to the route.

Cargo vessel finally in port

Monday December 23, 2019

There would have been sighs of relief around the island yesterday morning when the event everyone had been waiting for - arrival of the cargo ship Olomana, finally happened. The vessel, which had been unable to enter Avatiu Harbour because of bad weather, docked at around 9am.  

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