Economy

Opposition gears up for vigorous budget debate

Saturday 12 June 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Economy, National

The “lack of synergy and coherence” in the policies to be implemented by government in the 2021/22 budget to bring about the much-needed recovery is “fiscally irresponsible”, says the Opposition party.

Economy


Maritime NZ helps check Cooks’ boat safety

Saturday 12 June 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

A team of technical advisors from Maritime New Zealand will work under Cook Islands Transport to make sure boats are safe before the New Zealand July school holidays.

Economy


Tourism focus turns to Australia

Saturday 12 June 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, National

In place for four weeks, the Cook Islands-New Zealand bubble is bringing in more visitors than tourism stakeholders had projected. Looking ahead, the industry and government are now looking to capitalise on that success by laying out the rationale for opening the country to Australians.

Economy


Cash set aside for Air NZ subsidised Los Angeles, Australia routes

Friday 11 June 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, National

Amidst an environment of continued uncertainty, the Government is still banking on a positive trajectory in the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and the possible opening of tourism to additional markets.

Economy


Public kept in the dark over power cuts

Wednesday 9 June 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Economy, National

Electricity was cut to parts of Rarotonga on Monday, knocking out the Ministry of Justice server, causing further delays and postponements on Tuesday.

Economy


Businesses eye layoffs with end to government support

Wednesday 9 June 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, National

The Chamber of Commerce reacted to yesterday’s unveiling of the budget with a warning that businesses could be forced to lay off workers in the absence of government financial support for vulnerable companies.

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Government attempts to emerge from pandemic with 'Budget of Revival'

Wednesday 9 June 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, National

Describing its revenue forecast for the coming 12 months as conservative, government is predicting a nearly 9 per cent increase in gross domestic product to drive spending in areas such as health, education, and infrastructure.

Economy


Aggressive marketing to entice tourists back

Saturday 5 June 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Economy, National

There’s an aggressive marketing campaign to get tourists back to the Cook Islands. It will be measured but it’s a matter of time, authorities say.

Economy


Jetstar up in the air

Friday 4 June 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Economy, National

Cheaper flights are on offer between Rarotonga and Auckland from October as another airline looks set to re-enter the market.

Economy


PM announces Cabinet reshuffle

Thursday 3 June 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Economy, National

All Government MPs including the new Manihiki member have been given ministerial responsibilities in the new look Cabinet that saw Prime Minister Mark Brown offload nearly half of the 17 portfolios previously held.

Economy


Early figures show tourism on rebound

Wednesday 2 June 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Economy, National

Tourism authorities are projecting visitor numbers to the Cook Islands to be between 50 and 60 per cent of pre Covid-19 figures in the coming months.

Economy


‘Start-up weekend’ for budding entrepreneurs

Tuesday 1 June 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Economy, National

Twenty-six young and budding entrepreneurs participated in the inaugural Taki Tahi – Cook Islands Young Entrepreneur Network’s ‘start-up weekend’ project that was held at Te Ara Museum of Cultural Enterprise in Muri from May 14 to 16.

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Transition to low-carbon economy

Monday 31 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Economy, National

Citing the country's seabed minerals resources, Prime Minister Mark Brown says the Cook Islands can play a major role in supporting the global transition to a low-carbon economy.

Economy


‘Eye opener’ for sole traders

Monday 31 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce has been running a series of bookkeeping courses to prepare business owners for future sole traders grants.

Economy


Rental cars and taxis gearing up for business

Friday 28 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Economy, National

Transportation services around Rarotonga were forced to come to a grinding halt last year when border closures meant their main source of revenue, tourists, would no longer be around to hire out their rental cars and motorbikes.

Economy


Chamber seeks further cash support for private sector

Friday 28 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy

The government has signalled current Covid-19 financial support measures are set to wind down at the end of June, but the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce believes a number of businesses will require some form of support beyond that date.

Economy


Government to lay out roadmap to economic recovery

Thursday 27 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, National

Although just a trickle compared to pre-Covid times, the opening of a travel bubble with New Zealand and the arrival of tourists is coinciding with government’s plans for economic recovery, which remain focused on stimulus and spending.

Economy


Celebrating ‘sisterhood’ in business

Wednesday 26 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Economy, National

Confident models of different shapes, sizes and curves, beautifully sashayed down the runway showing off a collection of local fashion trends at the Sisters Go Local event held over the weekend.

Economy


Growing interest in pawpaw exports

Wednesday 26 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

The push to export pawpaw to New Zealand has gained momentum following a meeting of Rarotonga growers yesterday.

Economy


Chamber of Commerce initiatives upskill local businesses

Tuesday 25 May 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Economy, National

Since the economic fallout from Covid-19 the Chamber of Commerce has assisted many businesses in accessing financial support from the Government’s economic assistance packages.

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