Economy

When should you accept strange-looking currency over the counter? One family had a lucky escape.

There are bold plans for the outer islands, as the tourism sector tries to spread the load across the year and across the country.

Australia will be encouraging Cook Islands to ratify the Pacer Plus agreement to enable improved trading. 

Third ship cancelled in blunder

Friday January 17, 2020

Hopes to ship food and supplies into Cook Islands three times a month have been dashed.

Government has paid about a third of a million dollars in Christmas bonus to welfare beneficiaries.

Olomana Departure Delayed

Friday December 27, 2019

The cargo ship Olomana docked at Avatiu harbour on Sunday morning with the help of a fishing charter boat, rather than a tug boat.

Swire Shipping is entering a new vessel sharing partnership from New Zealand to the Cook Islands, adding an extra ship to the route.

Cargo vessel finally in port

Monday December 23, 2019

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.  

Jet leaves with no passengers

Saturday December 21, 2019

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. 

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