There are bold plans for the outer islands, as the tourism sector tries to spread the load across the year and across the country.
The Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the outbreak of a fast-spreading Chinese super-virus.
Tourists and visitors to the Cook Islands are being asked to take some responsibility when it comes to their personal security and safety following a spate of burglaries in Rarotonga.
Infrastructure workers told to stop sealing unsealed roads, and instead use their scant resources to maintain the existing road network.
Senior defence lawyer Norman George has rejected police concerns that repeat burglars are being allowed out on bail to offend again.