Economy

924 workers get wage subsidy

Thursday April 09, 2020

Government has processed $1.7 million from its Covid-19 economic response package to businesses and workers.

Business community sees ‘glimmer of hope’ despite chilling bank forecast.

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.

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