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Economy

From February 2 this year the Cook Islands High Commission in Wellington will no longer process documents related to the employment of citizens of the Philippines in the Cook Islands.  

Witholding tax explained

Tuesday January 20, 2015

Treasurer Andrew Haigh has moved to clarify the withholding tax system in the Cook Islands after a story in the Cook Islands Herald claimed withholding tax of 30 per cent would apply on interest earned on bank deposits in the Cook Islands.

Relief may be in sight for long-suffering Cook Islands motorists hit in the pocket by high fuel prices.

Product prices change weekly

Friday January 09, 2015

This week an annoyed smoke signaller wrote in about their frustrations at the pricing process of produce at CITC Supermarket and Foodland.

An influx of December visitors and families returning home has seen rental companies across the island running out of cars.

If you thought it seemed particularly busy in Avarua this Christmas, you were right.

Work on improving two stretches of Rarotonga’s roads will begin early in the New Year.

Vaine has worked extensively throughout the Cook Islands as a development economist.

November Tourist numbers down

Saturday December 20, 2014

The busy tourist season is winding down with November tourist numbers showing a decline in visitors, mainly driven by a fall in the number of Australians coming here.

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