Economy

‘We need tourists, not aid’

Tuesday June 02, 2020

Pressure is mounting for the New Zealand government to make a Pacific bubble a priority along with – or ahead of – opening its borders with Australia.

The Super Fund is in talks with government to crack down on employers defaulting on their contributions and premiums.

Household will receive a $100 monthly discount on their electricity, for the next three months.

An early morning fire destroyed parts of an exclusive Aitutaki resort yesterday, costing the business “millions of dollars”.

The Catholic Bishop says Cook Islanders could move to four-day working weeks.

Even though there are dozens of people on the new unemployment benefit, businesses are taking the opportunity to reinvent and hire new staff.

New law would set a time limit on how long foreign nationals can stay and work in Cook Islands.

July is goal to reopen border

Tuesday May 26, 2020

It’s been two months since any tourists have visited the Cook Islands – but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Continued financial lifelines for people and businesses and economic recovery and diversification are main points outlined as part of phase two of the government’s economic response plan. 

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