A growing number of expat workers taking up jobs in New Zealand is deepening the local labour shortage crisis, forcing at least one business to close up shop days before the Cook Islands border reopens to Kiwi holidaymakers.
Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) is looking forward to kicking off their much-anticipated Beach Games today with promising sunshine and a smashing lineup of sports for local teams to get involved in.
The executives of the Cook Islands Voyaging Society were beyond excited to receive a fresh watermaker, which will enhance life on Vaka Marumaru Atua for voyagers and also help the Pa Enua with their water supply where it’s needed.
New Zealand’s popular music performer, director and arranger Garth Young, who spent much of his career serenading Rarotonga with his piano music, has had a book of iconic New Zealand albums of the 1950s to 80s dedicated to him.
In a time of Covid-induced economic uncertainty, two good friends and business partners are taking a leap of faith to get Rarotonga’s new and unique tourism marketing agency back up and running in lead up to next week’s border reopening.
Air Rarotonga have had a booming busy festive season with Aitutaki proving to be a popular holiday destination for Rarotonga locals who have made the most of local deals before the borders open to tourists on Thursday next week.
After a humble start in 2021, the Cook Islands Dyslexia Society Incorporated plans to take giant strides in a bid to raise awareness by coming out with a survey which aims to see just how many dyslexic children live in the Cook Islands.
Cook Islanders residing overseas are continuing to face frustrating and unsettling times as Covid-19 continues to progress, with the number of the highly transmissible Omicron variant continuing to climb.
The Bank of South Pacific (BSP) Cook Islands branch had one of its most successful years yet with their annual Christmas Giving Tree initiative. Over 640 gifts successfully made it into the hands of children across the 12 islands.
Local non-governmental organisation Korero o te Orau’s Atui’anga ki te Tango senior students along with the Catholic Youth of Rarotonga will be performing a ‘Boom Shakalaka Youth Vibes’ New Year’s Eve concert this Friday, December 31.
International money transfer agency Western Union has had a jam-packed festive season with people lining up to send money to their families overseas for Christmas and all the festivities the big day brings with it.