Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

Government leaders dismiss pressure for ministerial pay-cuts as political posturing, but say they’ll consider it anyway. 

About 65 stranded European tourists are expected to leave the country today on an evacuation flight organised by the German government.

Opposition leader Tina Browne says she will take a 15 per cent pay cut over the next six months in response to the Covid-19 financial crisis.

Plans to halve pay at airport

Friday April 17, 2020

The government’s airport workers face a massive pay cut.

Families are building blocks of recovery, but they’re ‘not how they used to be’.

Government has started making payments for Covid-19 related financial assistance to Cook Islands residents stranded in New Zealand. 

European Union is providing $214 million support to the Pacific island countries. 

Government has a maximum additional headroom of about $65 million of debt, prompting warning. 

Islands in the stream

Saturday April 11, 2020

Better internet speeds are allowing locals to follow their favourite Cook Islands DJs on their live streams.

Working up sweat in Cooks lockdown

Saturday April 11, 2020

A Rarotonga fitness group has come up with an innovative way to stay in shape with the gyms closed in the Covid-19 go-slow.

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