Economy

Cooks tourism goes social

Friday September 27, 2019

More tourists are enjoying Cook Islands more than ever – bar a few first-world problems like Chinese frustration with our telecommunications and Scandinavian ‘flight-shaming’. 

The Chamber of Commerce has voted at its annual general meeting to restructure its leadership framework, with a view toward increasing its productivity as an organisation.

Diane Charlie-Puna has taken leave as head of Infrastructure Cook Islands under the shadow of an investigation into expenditure on a function at Edgewater Resort.

Seabed metals bound for Belgium

Tuesday September 24, 2019

As calls grow for a moratorium on seabed mining, researchers return from ‘successful’ under-sea exploration. 

The day Vaiana Dance opened her new business was her 23rd birthday.

Seabed mining to offer economic hope

Thursday September 12, 2019

Government has rejected international calls for a 10-year moratorium on undersea mining.

Are you being squeezed?

Saturday September 07, 2019

I often take joy in seeing and buying weird and new imported foods but I never thought about where it comes from and what’s really in it.

Fears flight cuts could hurt Cooks

Saturday September 07, 2019

One of the Pacific region’s biggest airlines Virgin Australia has announced a review of all its routes, as it battles to get out of its deep financial hole.

Bluesky slashes data prices

Thursday August 01, 2019

The Cooks telco is getting ahead of the undersea cable and competition, massively increasing data allowances now – for those who sign up to a plan. 

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