Economy

Air New Zealand has now cut back its Auckland-Rarotonga flights to just one a week – but the governments of both countries expect the airline to maintain that last connection.

One of the leading tourism businesses in the country is running special deals on meals to clear their stock.

Finance Minister Mark Brown has spoken candidly about the long months ahead.

Government reveals the cost-cutting that is helping to pay for the coronavirus economic response package.

Financial lifeline to growers

Monday March 30, 2020

Vital financial support given to farmers and growers in unprecedented times of need due to Covid-19 pandemic. 

Freight shipping schedules for the Cook Islands in the coming month will not be affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Foreigners who have been residing in the Cook Islands and are not on any legal work permit will be part of the registration process to benefit from the unemployment funding.

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. 

Free power to the people

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Power company Te Aponga Uira is providing free electricity to domestic consumers as they face “difficult times ahead” in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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