Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

Companies whose revenue has declined 30 per cent or more will be entitled to claim wage subsidies for their workers, from next Wednesday.

If you are in quarantine, have fun with chestnuts.

Parliament signs off first half of stimulus package, with balance to come in June Budget. 

I saw it in the long queues at Rarotonga Airport, as people tried to get on planes back to their home countries.

Go home, stay home

Tuesday March 24, 2020

At 6pm tomorrow, Cook Islands moves to Code Yellow. The nation will be just one step away from a state of emergency, as Parliament gives health authorities sweeping new powers. 

Briefly, the New Zealand government has opened a window for non-Kiwis to transit out via Auckland. And yesterday, Air NZ Flight 19 waited more than two hours on the tarmac to get as many last passengers on as possible. Jonathan Milne was there.

They may be the last tourist weddings in the Cook Islands for some time. Jonathan Milne meets three couples for whom love conquers all – even coronavirus and travel bans.

Country legend remembered

Monday March 23, 2020

Kenny Rogers knew that if you’re gonna play the game boy, you’ve gotta learn to play it right.

Businesses and government agencies are looking to make a difference in the coronavirus crisis, each in their own small way.

Turama lays off up to 60

Monday March 23, 2020

Prime Minister Henry Puna imposes supervised quarantine and sends home Pa Enua school children, as one of Cook Island’s most respected international tourism companies announces it’s shutting down. 

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