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Pero’s national airline dreams dashed again

Saturday 19 November 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Business, National

Businessman Mike Pero’s national airline proposal to the Cook Islands Government has been declined, but the Prime Minister says a future national airline is inevitable.

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Consultants to improve online business

Monday 14 November 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Business, National, Technology

A five-person team of consultants will meet in the Cook Islands in early December to improve online transactions for businesses.

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‘No safety risk’: Airport waiting for funding to swap cracked slabs

Saturday 12 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, National

The Cook Islands Airport Authority is adamant there is ‘no safety risk’ from the hairline cracks in the newly laid concrete slabs on the runway as they wait funding to replace them.

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Moment of truth at COP27

Saturday 12 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Environment, National

The 27th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 27) comes at a time of climate crisis, and the Cook Islands took a delegation to the event in Egypt. Matthew Littlewood talks to those interested in the conference’s outcome.

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Cook Islands Va‘ine at Aotearoa Art Fair

Saturday 12 November 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Business, Entertainment, National

When the Aotearoa Art Fair opens in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland on Wednesday, November 16, it will be a celebration of Cook Islands Va‘ine for Bergman Gallery. By Rachel Smith.

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Flights down by 30 per cent from peak as tourist operators prepare for ‘graveyard month’

Friday 11 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Economy, National, Travel

Rarotonga-bound flights and seat numbers could be down by more than 30 per cent on pre-Covid-19 times during the December to March period.

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‘Communities will decide how tourism is run’

Friday 11 November 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Business, Economy, National

Communities are going to decide how tourism is run, just look at Hawaii, says New Zealand Māori Tourism chief executive Pania Tyson-Nathan.

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Doubts over meeting July deadline for exploitation regulations

Thursday 10 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Environment, National

The Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority (SBMA) is unsure whether the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will complete its rules and regulations for deep-sea mining by July next year as was originally planned.

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Tough low season looms - Operators concerned with anticipated lack of NZ flights

Thursday 10 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, National, Travel

Tourism operators are wary of Air New Zealand’s new flight schedule for the December to March period.

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Continuing data woes as Cooks down for the day: ‘Competition is the solution’

Wednesday 9 November 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Business, Local, National

Competition is the solution to ongoing data outages says a competition and regulatory authority.

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Runway project ‘in limbo’ as Airport Authority awaits engineers’ report

Wednesday 9 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Local, National

The chief executive of the Cook Islands Airport Authority is unable to give replacement costs for several new concrete slabs laid on the runway which have been found to be faulty in a multi-million-dollar project that stretches back nearly two years.

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ANZ warns Cook Islands customers of online scam

Wednesday 9 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Local, National

ANZ is urging customers to be wary online as a new scam aiming to trick people into handing over their details was circulating on social media.

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Fifteen officials representing Cooks at COP27 in Egypt

Saturday 5 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Economy, Environment, National

The Cook Islands has taken a delegation of 15 people to a major Climate Change Conference in Egypt, but is still remaining schtum on how much it is costing.

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‘We’re after the same thing’ - PM Brown reacts to NZ’s call for ban on seabed mining

Thursday 3 November 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Business, National, Politics

As the New Zealand government moves towards a moratorium on deep sea mining in international waters, Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown claims both governments are actually after the same thing. Matthew Littlewood and Caleb Fotheringham report.

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$200k support to host regional Forum meeting

Thursday 3 November 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Business, National, Regional

Cook Islands received financial boost from New Zealand to support the hosting of the Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting in 2023.

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Pa Enua set to get online upgrade

Wednesday 2 November 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Business, National, Outer Islands

The Outer Islands online connectivity is improving with authorities looking to have it on par with Rarotonga in the next six months.

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PM to lead Cook Islands delegation to COP27 summit

Tuesday 1 November 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Business, Environment, National, Regional

Prime Minister Mark Brown is heading up a Cook Islands delegation to Egypt this week, where leaders from around the world will be gathering for the 27th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).

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Aitutaki ‘doubles in size’ for a day

Tuesday 1 November 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, Local, Travel

Aitutaki doubled its population on Monday as more than 1000 passengers from the visiting MS Zuiderdam made it ashore.

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Cook Islands hosts tourism meetings

Tuesday 1 November 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, National, Regional, Travel

Cook Islands is hosting the annual Pacific Tourism Organisation Board and Council of Minister’s meetings today at The Edgewater Resort. The country is also hosting the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Leadership Summit on Wednesday.

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Long serving staff recognised

Monday 31 October 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Business, Local

Cook Islands’ largest private sector organisation recognised and rewarded its long serving staff at a special event this month.

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