Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

New Zealand’s Director-General of Health says it’s “very unlikely” that a Covid-infected traveller picked up the virus in Cook Islands.

Editor's Note: It’s been a month now since we explained to readers, in a note on our front page, that we needed to reduce the size of our printed newspaper, to ensure we had enough colour plates and newsprint to get us through the Covid-19 lockdown.

A newlywed couple have expressed doubt that a woman on the same flight out of Rarotonga could have had Covid-19 at the time.

Voices across Pacific propose cross-border bubbles to enable resumption of tourism.

Are you a NFL fan? Which NFL team is Bradlee Anae, who grew up in the Cook Islands been drafted to? Complete the quiz and find out.


US President Donald Trump caused consternation with his bizarrely (and dangerous) suggestion for using disinfectant to cure Covid-19. What did he suggest? Complete the quiz and find out.


Growers are replanting their summer crops in the hope of drier weather – and the return of the tourists.

Some government agencies will have to tighten their belts in order to pay for $76 million in Covid-19 economic stimulus and health responses.

Our Golden Oldies will be home soon. But how long will the mamas have been in self-quarantine or isolation before they are finally allowed to go home? Complete the quiz and find out more.


Coronavirus shutdowns have hit tourism and restaurants the world over – but what’s that got to do with the price of fish?

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