Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

924 workers get wage subsidy

Thursday April 09, 2020

Government has processed $1.7 million from its Covid-19 economic response package to businesses and workers.

Business community sees ‘glimmer of hope’ despite chilling bank forecast.

E-trading: Any portal in a storm

Saturday April 04, 2020

With the tourists gone, local stores are reaching new customers by trading online.

The boy was riding home from work last month, late at night. He hadn’t been drinking. He wasn’t speeding. He came round the corner in Rutaki and – boom – he hit a branch across the road.

Stranded in NZ: Up to $650/week

Saturday April 04, 2020

Cook Islands residents stranded in New Zealand can claim up to $650 a week government support.

One of the leading tourism businesses in the country is running special deals on meals to clear their stock.

Blessed is the hand that giveth

Friday April 03, 2020

A Takuvaine church has opened a food pantry to help those affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Covid-19 is our ‘common enemy’, says Ambassador. 

Russians send an SOS from paradise

Thursday April 02, 2020

Four stranded Russian tourists have sent an SOS – by YouTube! The group on Rarotonga have found the lighter side of the coronavirus crisis in a bid to keep their spirits alive.

Benefit for league players

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Expats contracted by local rugby league clubs are eligible to apply for unemployment benefit. Players from Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea are left stranded on Rarotonga after the cancellation of the domestic league competition.

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