The internet has brought the world closer together. If you want to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Statue of Liberty in New York, Google will show you the way in a matter of seconds. However, nothing compares to going to a place for the very first time and feeling, smelling, hearing and tasting everything around you as Katrina Tanirau found out in Nga Pu Toru (Atiu, Mitiaro and Mauke) and Mangaia.
For Addrienne Hosking-Tinirau it’s still sinking in that she will soon take over as the Air New Zealand country manager in Rarotonga – the first woman of Cook Islands descent to hold the position. By Katrina Tanirau.
There will be no change to Cook Islands’ alert level or border settings at this stage, despite a new Covid-19 community case in New Zealand connected to what has been called the November quarantine cluster.
Nine months ago, French national Pauline Belliard moved to Rarotonga to live and work. Today she returns to New Zealand, but before saying goodbye to the Cook Islands, Belliard was one of the first group of passengers who got to travel to and discover more about four of the Southern Pa Enua.
Supervised quarantine will not be reinstated for passengers arriving on today’s flight following confirmation that the first Covid-19 case in Samoa was not a New Zealand case of community transmission.
Since she was a little girl Mitiaro/Nukuroa has always been where Cindyanna Abraham’s heart is. And when you’re a guest at her and her husband Junior’s Divine Retreat, her hope is that you feel like you’re at home too.
People are being encouraged to head up to Papua Vai Marere, commonly known as Wigmore’s Waterfall and check out the new picnic area. Landholdings created the space at the waterfall for all in the community to enjoy. Crystal Lam from GHD said they also went the extra mile to put a nib kerb in to […]
Although the people of Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke and Mangaia miss welcoming international visitors to their beautiful islands, as long as Covid-19 continues to have devastating effects around the world, they are happy to keep it that way. Katrina Tanirau reports from the Pa Enua.
Public health laws are critical to the physical, mental, social and economic wellbeing of individuals and the community and the Public Health Act 2004 just doesn’t cut it, says Health Secretary Dr Josephine Aumea Herman.
Being away from his grandchildren when the borders closed earlier this year, Tuhe Piho decided to redirect his energy and put his stories to print. His first book, ‘Magical Cook Islands Sunrise’, written in both Cook Islands Maori and English is the result.
All government flags will be flown at half-mast for the rest of the week as a sign of respect for former Cook Islands prime minister Jim Marurai who passed away peacefully at his home in Ivirua, Mangaia this week
Thirty passengers who arrived on yesterday’s flight will be the first since mid-August not required to undergo supervised quarantine, but some including Opposition Health spokesperson Sel Napa are concerned.
Although the Safe Travel website was initiated by the New Zealand Government to provide travel advisories to Kiwis prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is now advising any New Zealand citizen or permanent resident not currently residing in the country to register their details. Once registered, Safe Travel provides up-to-date advice and precautions to take […]