Economy

Finance Minister says Cook Islands needs Kiwi tourists back by September at latest to avoid further financial turmoil.

Resorts make staff redundant

Wednesday June 17, 2020

Muri-based resorts forced to make staff redundant after fallout from Covid-19 crisis continues with no end in sight.

New Covid-19 cases in New Zealand are a setback to hopes Kiwi tourists could return next month.

Government concerns about Australians spreading Covid-19 through a Pacific bubble.

Amid loud calls for the Cook Islands-New Zealand border to be reopened to tourists, there are some who are urging greater caution.

Crisis Budget next week

Friday June 12, 2020

Parliament will return on Monday to pass the Budget and other bills.

Jetstar up in the air

Thursday June 11, 2020

Budget airline Jetstar has started selling tickets to Rarotonga as early as next month.

The loss of the tourism industry’s hard-working and compassionate leader reminds us to support each other through these difficult times, friends and family say. 

Ready to come home

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Two hundred returning Cook Islanders and work permit holders who have registered with Te Marae Ora as part of the fourth repatriation process will be given priority to purchase tickets for the Air New Zealand June 19 flight from Auckland.

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