Economy

Prime ministers of past, present and future unite in urgent calls to lift blockade on Cook Islands.

Australia says they can’t form a bubble, so Cook Islands should go first. 

The coronavirus will make it harder than ever for Cook Islands businesses to get insurance cover.

Prices soar on airfreight

Wednesday July 01, 2020

Household consumers are paying the prices for dramatically increased charges on airfreighted food and other goods. 

Domestic ship owners will not to pay any registration fee for this year and 2021.

Calls to support growers with controls on imported fruit and veges, as Cook Islands Tourism funding is cut. 

It will take about three years for the Cook Islands economy to return to pre-Covid-19 levels, government economists predict.

Public servants are ‘spreading the love’ around the resort island’s restaurants and tours.

Turning on the taps

Thursday June 25, 2020

Authorities acknowledge they need to be as transparent as the water they plan to pipe into people’s homes in Rarotonga.

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