Raro memories on a budget

Saturday August 15, 2020

With money tight and Covid rife in the world, it’s hard for anyone to conceive of going on holiday at present – and Maire Browne knows that better than most.

Cook Islands’ international development partners won’t decide until next year whether to downgrade the country’s economic status to “developing”.

Islands struggling with Covid impact, say finance ministers.

The development of the tuna fisheries and their importance to the social and economic goals of the Cook Islands is greater than ever before.

Travel bubble setback

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Hopes of a travel bubble between Cook Islands and New Zealand have been dashed after four new cases of Covid-19 in Auckland through community transmission. 

Travelers required to wear masks

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Customers on flights departing Auckland will be required to wear masks, Air New Zealand confirmed yesterday.

Longer wage subsidy tipped

Tuesday August 11, 2020

With the prospect of the return of tourists fading into the distance, government looks set to extend the wage subsidy this weekend. 

Plans for an island-hopping coral route evoke nostalgia.

Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the dropping of a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima – and the 35th anniversary of the signing of the ground-breaking Treaty of Rarotonga that started an international move away from nuclear weapons.

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