When Cook Islanders around the world ordered flowers for their mums back home on Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Mangaia, some expected the roses and carnations that are traditional overseas.

Stephenie Jansen could have made her staff redundant, if there were no government assistance.

A local car and bike rental company is planning on providing some Covid-19 relief in their own special way.

When Tina Kae asked her mum Mii what she wanted for Mother’s Day lunch, the answer was not surprising.

We can’t hug them, but we wanted to be here, to see them pass by. That was the message of love from countless Cook Islanders as Rarotonga ground to a halt yesterday.

Burial grounds needed

Saturday May 09, 2020

Politicians are debating whether land can be leased to bury expat workers who die in the Covid-19 shutdown – or whether government should take land by warrant for burial plots.

The return of about 130 Cook Islands residents on a special flight today will be bittersweet. No ei, no hugs and kisses, no noise and laughter, no family to shower them with love.

Worshippers ask, when can we sing out loud to our Lord? 

Locals’ favourite rice and garlic are back on the shop shelves after the arrival of new shipment yesterday.

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