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Iconic Trader Jack's up for sale

Saturday 2 July 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, National

Iconic Rarotonga eatery and watering hole Trader Jacks is on the market.

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National Environment Service launches communications strategy

Saturday 25 June 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Business, National

The National Environment Service has launched their Environmental Communication (Comms) Strategy, the start of a journey to deliver communication and updates of the agency to the public.

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Cook Islands lawyer opens new office

Saturday 28 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Business, National

Barrister and solicitor Michelle Tangimama, 33, is back home to serve.

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Promoting modern Pacific art in Auckland

Saturday 28 May 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, National

Art dealer Ben Bergman is expanding his operations to launch the first Pacific Island-based art gallery in Auckland.

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PM clarifies Sheraton redevelopment endorsement

Monday 16 May 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Business, National

Prime Minister Mark Brown says he endorsed the Vaima’amga redevelopment located at the abandoned Sheraton site because he was “thrilled” the project was finally going to be completed after sitting idle for 30 years.

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Worker ‘exodus’ causes problems

Thursday 12 May 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, National

A Rarotongan businessman is claiming that New Zealand recruitment firms are targeting immigrant workers in the Cook Islands.

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Market plan upsets hut owners

Friday 6 May 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Business, National

A Punangi Nui Market hut owner is concerned about getting kicked out, however, stakeholders involved in the market's future development say there is nothing for the vendor to worry about.

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No taxpayer dollars contributed to Sheraton redevelopment

Tuesday 3 May 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, National

Prime Minister Mark Brown has confirmed Government will not contribute taxpayer dollars to the proposed Sheraton redevelopment.

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PM announces Sheraton ‘redevelopment’

Monday 2 May 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, National

What looks set to be a multi-million-dollar redevelopment of the abandoned Sheraton site on Rarotonga has been announced by Prime Minister Mark Brown.

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Covid-19 affected businesses offered financial aid

Saturday 23 April 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, National

Small to medium sized Cook Islands businesses who have been affected by Covid-19 are being offered financial assistance.

Business


Businesses ‘pay above minimum wage’

Thursday 21 April 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Business, National

There is a need to protect low-income earners but the removal of government work subsidies timed with the slow return of tourism is not ideal for minimum wage reviews, says Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce.

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Telco launches new internet service, extends reach

Monday 11 April 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Business, National

Customers residing in areas that have very limited or no access to Vodafone Cook Islands’ infrastructure that delivers their broadband service will benefit the most from their new product.

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Businesses reduce services as Covid numbers increase

Saturday 2 April 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, National

Hospitality and food providers in the Cook Islands are struggling with the spread of Covid-19, with many shutting doors or drastically reducing their services.

Business


BTIB appoints new chairperson

Saturday 2 April 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Business, National

The Business Trade Investment Board (BTIB) has appointed existing board member Eirangi Marsters Insimo as the board’s new chairperson.

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Pitt stood down as BTIB chairman

Tuesday 29 March 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, National

George Pitt has been stood down from his role as chairman of the board for the Business Trade and Investment Board.

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Government plans to free up essential workers in isolation

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

Household contacts may be able to work in the future by taking daily Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) prior to going to work, says Prime Minister Mark Brown.

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Businesses concerned for livelihood

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

As the wage subsidy scheme draws to a close this month in Rarotonga and Aitutaki, business owners get concerned for their livelihood.

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Resorts struggling to get enough Rapid Antigen Tests to meet demand

Friday 11 March 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, National

Cook Islands resorts are scrambling to get enough Rapid Antigen Tests to meet the demand of visitors to arrive in the islands in the coming weeks, but health authorities are confident sufficient supplies will be available.

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NZ radio waves deliver Reo Maori

Wednesday 23 February 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Business, National

At the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in New Zealand, Tauraki Rongo - the Pacific Media Network (PMN) Cook Islands Language Program producer in New Zealand understood the relevance of delivering the message to the Cook Islands communities in Reo Maori.

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Iconic eatery ready to serve from a new location

Monday 21 February 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Business, National

A landmark eatery on Rarotonga which was forced to close its doors last month has reopened at a temporary site.

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