With the opening of the Cook Islands air border on Thursday last week, Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health has revised public access to Hospital Health Services “in a manner that is safe for you, for other members of our community and for health care workers”.
The Fees Free study within the Cook Islands will commence with eligible institutions from this month following Prime Minister Mark Brown’s announcement of the Fees Free programme being extended as part of the Economic Recovery Roadmap (ERR) for the 2021/22 fiscal year.
Yesterday’s strong winds and high seas caused by a tropical depression near Mauke caught residents of Rarotonga and other southern group islands by surprise and the Met Office says more damaging winds and rain are expected this week.
It is mandatory for all the Punanga Nui Market (PNM) vendors to wear a face mask today, and the market mamas are all set to go and will be masked and ready to welcome customers at their various stalls.
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.
Health Ministry Te Marae Ora (TMO) has thanked local businesses Landholdings Ltd, Ocean Fresh and all of their staff, for their generous donation of a Covid-19 testing facility at the Rarotonga airport.