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The threat of Covid-19 reaching the country’s shores is causing partial closure of the Rarotonga’s iconic Punanganui market from this Saturday March 28.

Growers call for support

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Growers are calling on government support as the coronavirus crisis forces them to put a halt on agricultural production.

Nightclubs, bars forced to close

Wednesday March 25, 2020

The Commissioner of Police Maara Tetava took further steps in strengthening the health and safety measures around public places, cancelling the licenses of all bars and nightclubs in the country.

Covering faces to combat Covid-19

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Renowned clothing brand TAV Pacific has shifted its focus from high-end resort wear fashion to a necessity we will all need in the coming weeks – facemasks.

Locals caught up in NZ lockdown

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Cook Islands Golden Oldies netball team is in self-quarantine at Atiu Community Hostel in South Auckland after spending ten days in Honolulu.

More Fijian tourism workers in the Cook Islands are expected to lose their jobs as a number of other resorts close indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Trevor Pitt returned home last week after attending the Disaster Risk Management and Resilience building conference in Hawaii with Prime Minister Henry Puna. Immediately after landing in Rarotonga, he self-quarantined.

In London, body aches, fever and sweats told Luke MacLean-McMahon he had more than just a bad case of the flu. 

Workers give thanks

Friday March 20, 2020

Workers representatives have welcomed the decision to protect both local and expat workers in this week’s Covid-19 rescue package.

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