Covid economic package extended

Government has extended the wage subsidy and other grants until the end of June, bringing some relief to businesses and workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Government recruiting auditors

The government is on the lookout for two new auditors to play a part in ensuring public finances are managed according to laws and regulations.


Autism's Blue Day a huge success

Autism Cook Islands were overwhelmed with the amount of support received yesterday at their Autism Awareness 'Blue Day.'


Unuia wins Te Mire ‘Atu

Judges had a difficult time selecting an overall winner at the Composers Competition with each contestant showcasing an excellent display of talent.


Covid-19 tracing app ready by end of April, Chamber of Commerce says

While Prime Minister Mark Brown’s government says the Cook Islands will be “open for business” by May 1, the Chamber of Commerce says the long awaited and required contact tracing app will be ready for download well before then.


Police receive added boost to sea surveillance abilities

Cook Islands Police Service Maritime Division has received an added boost with new electronic equipment to advance its technical capability in surveillance operations.


Rarotonga runs out of rice

Rarotonga residents looking for rice have had little luck finding their favourite staple food on the shelves of local supermarkets and other stores this week.


Minimum wage unchanged after review

The minimum wage in the Cook Islands will remain at $8 per hour for the year 2021-2022.


Daily flight sparks travel bubble hopes

Air New Zealand says it doesn’t know of any impending announcement regarding a two-way travel bubble but it is ramping up its operations to the islands from May 10.


Let’s light it up blue!

Autism Cook Islands is looking forward to hosting one of their biggest events of the year ‘Blue Day’ today.


Environment boss suspended pending police investigation

Cook Islands Police last night confirmed they are investigating the head of Environment Service after receiving a complaint.


‘The people's chief'

The island of Aitutaki came out in force yesterday, to witness and participate in the investiture of Teao Tangaroa with the title of Tamatoa Ariki.


Marsters and Murray win annual fishing comp

Ngu Marsters and Kerry Murray both landed yellowfin tuna weighing the same weight to finish joint winners in the heaviest fish in the Bank of the South Pacific (BSP) Fishing Tournament held on Saturday.


'Lapses of concentration' cause of road crashes

Lack of driver awareness continue to cause road accidents but police are pleased to report a decline in burglary cases.


Te Mire ‘Atu to showcase singing talent

Eight song composers will take to the stage in showcasing their written work Thursday evening in Te Mire ‘Atu at the National Auditorium Domes. This event will follow all CookSafe safety precautions with performances commencing at 6pm.


Demos reveal Manihiki candidate

The Opposition Democratic Party has announced Munokoa Maraeara as their candidate for the Manihiki by election to be held on May 5.


Casting call for Miss Cook Islands 2021

The casting call for Miss Cook Islands 2021 has officially been released with the offer going out to the beautiful, talented and intelligent women of the Cook Islands aged 18-26 who are interested in taking part in this experience of a lifetime.


‘Improper and unacceptable’, say audit report findings

A review into a complaint regarding the employment of an inmate by the CEO of Minister George Angene’s Office concludes the approval did not follow due process and the eligibility criteria.


Atiu chief passes away

Ngamaru Ariki of Atiu, Henry Marama passed away on Rarotonga on Tuesday.


Aitutaki to invest new Tamatoa Ariki

Ceremonial procedures for the investiture of Teao Tangaroa as Tamatoa Ariki of Aitutaki starts early tomorrow morning.


Chartered accountant recognised with prestigious fellowship

A local finance professional is honoured and privileged to call herself a Fellow Chartered Accountant.


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