Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

It’s been a bittersweet arrival for the first resident Australian High Commissioner to Cook Islands and his partner.

Cook Islanders are finding ways to help tourists and expat workers stranded penniless on these islands.

A German couple were elated to be allowed to board a plane to Auckland yesterday, in the first leg of a long, long trip home.

Government is pleading with struggling businesses to keep their expat workers on the payroll.

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.

MP Albert Nicholas spent about three weeks at Rarotonga hospital after sustaining injuries in last month’s serious accident in Nikao.

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

Government threatens to legislate to force banks to give debt relief to those struggling to make repayments in economic downturn.

Growers call for support

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Growers are calling on government support as the coronavirus crisis forces them to put a halt on agricultural production.

Freight shipping schedules for the Cook Islands in the coming month will not be affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Tzar of the South Seas

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Singer Tzar is back in Raro, and dreaming of putting together a family band. 

It is the one life experience about which musician Teuira Williams hasn’t been able to put the pen to the paper: his near-death experience out at sea.

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