There are bold plans for the outer islands, as the tourism sector tries to spread the load across the year and across the country.
Swire Shipping is entering a new vessel sharing partnership from New Zealand to the Cook Islands, adding an extra ship to the route.
There would have been sighs of relief around the island yesterday morning when the event everyone had been waiting for - arrival of the cargo ship Olomana, finally happened. The vessel, which had been unable to enter Avatiu Harbour because of bad weather, docked at around 9am.
The Air New Zealand jet which arrived from Sydney yesterday morning pictured on the tarmac at Rarotonga International Airport. Its scheduled flight to Auckland was cancelled.