Expressing caution with the reopening of the borders yesterday, John and Anne Maoate – Rarotonga’s well-known pineapple farmers – will be taking a break from selling their popular pineapples and fresh produce from the road side in Avatiu.
The arrival terminal at the Rarotonga international airport was a flurry of activity yesterday afternoon for the first flight to mark the border reopening from Auckland, with masked tourism operators and families waiting to welcome guests and their loved ones back.
One of the first Cook Islanders to gain doctorate degree in sports and exercise science wants to investigate acceptable and effective methods of implementing exercise programmes into Pacific islands communities.
After five months of a quiet and deserted arrival terminal at the Rarotonga international airport, this afternoon the borders will reopen and the first plane full of passengers will troop in from Auckland, New Zealand – since August 16, 2021.
The Matavera Kumiti Oire (Matavera Disaster Risk Management Puna) have donated packs of disposable face masks to the five churches in the village to assist with the new regulations that come into effect when the international borders reopen tomorrow.
Unvaccinated members of the Avarua CICC (Cook Islands Christian Church) are overjoyed at the decision of its committee to allow them to continue to attend church services when the country’s border reopens this Thursday.
Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health (TMO) have said no medical exemptions will be given for unvaxed visitors, laying down grounds for unvaccinated tourists and Cook Islanders when the country’s border reopens this Thursday.
Driven by the passion to share historic Aitutaki stories in a ‘modern way’, a proud Cook Islander has written a book to inspire others to rekindle their memories of the stories they used to hear in their young days back on the island.
Tourism operators, private and public service sectors have started training on how to perform Rapid Antigen Tests (R.A.T) for Covid-19, in preparation for the opening of the borders next week on January 13.
In preparation for the reopening of the border next week Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health have released a series of new rules, regulations, and information to keep the public informed of the health measures and general public guidelines designed to keep the community safe.