Economy

Free power to the people

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Power company Te Aponga Uira is providing free electricity to domestic consumers as they face “difficult times ahead” in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vodafone: We are in this together

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Philip Henderson, Vodafone CEO advised the tourism industry that all businesses were in this together.

Tourism down, petrol up

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Petrol prices are to rise on Friday, angering customers already facing an economic downturn caused by Covid-19.

Go digital, say banks

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Banks say Cook Islanders and their companies will be forced to use electronic payments instead of face-to-face transactions, if Covid-19 arrives.

A snapshot of 42 accommodation businesses shows they’ve had more than 170 cancellations between them – and that is expected to worsen now New Zealand is advising against non-essential travel.

One of Cook Islands’ leading resort owners says the country’s tourism is now closed for business. This is now the chance for bold ideas.

Covid-19 is the greatest health and economic challenge of our times, government says. Today they announce the economic rescue package.

Tourism hoping for help

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Government prepares to dip into cash reserves to pay for stimulus package.

Resorts and tour companies are to start laying off staff as the coronavirus causes an unprecedented tourism drop-off.

Tourism will tomorrow discuss ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry.

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