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Hackers target local bank

Wednesday 26 January 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, National

Bank of the Cook Islands customers have been left out of pocket as hackers have been at work making illegal transactions on their accounts.

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Barber offers free haircuts for elderly and persons with disability

Thursday 20 January 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Business, National

When the Covid-19 related restrictions and new health safety rules started, Rarotonga barber William Atunaisa Nuku Wade felt he had to do something, anything to give back to the community, “especially for the vulnerable”.

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‘No expectations’ as outdoor businesses re-open

Saturday 15 January 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Business, National

Cook Island business operators are more upbeat following the recent border re-opening with New Zealand but one outdoor business says they have no expectations preparing to wait and see what happens.

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Eggelton appointed acting CEO

Saturday 15 January 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Business, National

Marketing executive Karla Eggelton has been appointed the acting chief executive officer of the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation.

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Iconic café closes down

Wednesday 12 January 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, National

A landmark eatery on Rarotonga has closed its doors amid a long-standing land dispute.

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Small business fighting increasing import costs

Monday 10 January 2022 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Business, National

With the Cook Islands border reopening this Thursday, local businesses are preparing steadfastly, while also reflecting on past struggles that border closures brought to their livelihoods.

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Vendors excited for opportunities in 2022

Friday 31 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Business, National

Today is the last opening day for the Punanga Nui Market, so pop in and visit the regular vendors who have all sorts of fresh produce and locally made products to sell.

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Retailer looks online to counter downturn

Friday 24 December 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, National

A Rarotonga retailer is facing ongoing challenges with online sales as the pre-Covid Christmas rush has been hushed.

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Remittances on the rise as Christmas approaches

Friday 24 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Business, National

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.

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Paradise and ‘man cave’ in one new store

Tuesday 21 December 2021 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Business, National

Paradise Supplies have relocated to a new store on the main road in Panama, where customers can continue to explore and buy their products.

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Taku Pepe highlights overseas demand for our products

Saturday 18 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Business, National

A small local family of three is using their new locally branded business to emphasise how domestic revenue has the potential to become a more solid backbone for the country as reflected through local attempts during border closures to find creative alternatives to tourism.

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