* New Zealand sending officials to Raro this week to plan air-bridge
* Prime Minister Puna upbeat about Cooks’ readiness for tourists
* But tourism industry ‘disheartened’ at the continued delays
Police were cleaning up the mess after two drink-drive crashes this weekend.
Setback for government hopes to salvage Cook Islands economy, as traditional leaders say no to tourists.
At times the stores have run out of Covid hygiene supplies, but the Red Cross is making sure prison inmates are kept as safe as possible.
Infrastructure Cook Islands has poured energy and resources into fixing up roads, bridges and culverts this year, to protect homes and businesses from regular and devastating floods. This week’s one-in-four-years record downpour was the big test.