Sure, there’s the odd miss – but a whole planeload? Adding insult to injury, the said baggage didn’t turn up till four days later. Their fares might be cheap, but so, it seems, is their service.
Doing something about the Cook Islands’ reliance on imported fresh produce would appear to be a no-brainer, but still the solution evades us. Let’s hope that this year Agriculture will actually do something about encouraging the growth of commercial scale fruit and vegetable farming on both Rarotonga and Mangaia. The latter especially, because the cooler climate means farmers can grow things like broccoli and carrots that we can’t generally grow here. No more silly excuses please, minister!