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Staying strong

Monday March 30, 2020

Government is promising financial support to stranded Cook Islanders after abandoning plans to isolate them in hotel near Auckland International Airport. 

Germany plans to charter flight

Saturday March 28, 2020

Germany’s Honorary Consul is in talks with 58 German nationals in Rarotonga, as their government plans a charter flight to get them home.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Cabinet are to decide tomorrow whether to accede to a Cook Islands supervised quarantine centre in Auckland.

Desperate times call for innovation.

Amidst the coronavirus crisis, Manny Okotai, 10, has come up with a brilliant invention to help people practise social distancing correctly.

First the pharmacies, then stylish fashion boutique TAV. Now everyone’s doing facemasks.

Parliament lowers drink-drive limit and makes helmet mandatory, in robust debate. 

The well-loved Mooring Fish Café closed its shutters indefinitely on Tuesday–for the first time in 10 years.

“Australians who are here on holiday, it’s time to go home.”

Rent struggles pose crowding risk

Thursday March 26, 2020

Concerns about paying the rent are starting to sink in for workers whose jobs or hours are being cut.

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