Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

Meet the cash collector

Thursday April 23, 2020

Cook Islands’ best-known cash collector isn’t Revenue Management Division. The honour goes to a restaurateur in Arorangi – and now, he’s offering one of his Cook Islands $3 notes to the widow of the man who designed them.

Travellers to the Pa Enua will undergo dengue checks at the Rarotonga airport.

Returning Cook Islands residents will undergo 28 more days controlled lockdown in hotels in Auckland and Rarotonga before being allowed to return to family.

Ports follow Covid-19 boundaries

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Local workers dealing with the incoming cargo vessels are in zero physical contact with the visiting crew, confirmed the Ministry of Transport.

MPs take pay cut

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Opposition MPs Selina Napa and Agnes Armstrong are the latest politicians taking pay cuts to help their constituencies during the coronavirus crisis.

Cook Islanders will not get a public holiday on Monday in lieu of Anzac Day, unlike their family members in New Zealand.

A regional football tournament to be held on Rarotonga is now cancelled.

Customs Service sends home 55 per cent of its officers despite government commitment to protecting public servants’ jobs. 

Students have something more than the re-opening of the school to look forward to in the coming week. Kellan Gempton, 5, Eli Topui, 11, and Mia Gempton, 2, are looking forward to an island-treasure hunt organised by Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee.

Rick Welland painted the image on the $3 bill – but recently, his widow gave away their last one. 

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