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Economy

Support for economic growth

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Germany and Canada could help the Cook Islands drive future growth of tourism and the economy says the head of Foreign Affairs.

Effective control of dogs is critical to ensuring the safety of both locals and visitors, says Tourism’s chief executive officer.

New Zealand tourist numbers here have levelled off as Kiwis fly further afield to Hawaii and exotic Bali.

As the influence of Asian countries continue to grow in the Pacific region, Cook Islands’ new diplomatic relations with Indonesia will enable an upsurge in migrant workers coming here.

The final straw

Thursday July 11, 2019

Trader Jack’s was the first bar on the island to ban plastic straws, two years ago.

Plan to fix runway in cyclone

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Damage to seawall in previous cyclones highlights airport’s vulnerability.

Opinions remain divided on Immigration’s bid to protect foreign workers from losing their superannuation savings.

Minimum wage to $8

Friday August 02, 2019

Low-income workers’ pay was increased to $7.60 last month and now, government has signed off a further increase to $8 an hour next July. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration is set to launch its five year Statement of Strategic Intentions at Tereora College.

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