Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

Quarantine Quiz: Flags and planes

Thursday April 02, 2020

Which flag should you fly if you are self-quarantining because you have been overseas in the past fortnight? Test yourself with our new daily quiz.

Tajiya’s words of hope

Wednesday April 01, 2020

Miss World Oceania has sent a message of hope to her people in the Cook Islands – and she’s working with other beauty queens to share that hope around the world.

All 275 swabs sent to Auckland have tested negative for Covid-19.

Plans to isolate stranded Cook Islanders in a hotel near Auckland International Airport have been abandoned for now.

Cook Islands High Commission has sent an urgent email to Cook Islanders in New Zealand, warning them to "shelter in place" and not make their own way to the country's quarantine centre near Auckland International Airport. 

Companies whose revenue has declined 30 per cent or more will be entitled to claim wage subsidies for their workers, from next Wednesday.

If you are in quarantine, have fun with chestnuts.

Parliament signs off first half of stimulus package, with balance to come in June Budget. 

I saw it in the long queues at Rarotonga Airport, as people tried to get on planes back to their home countries.

Go home, stay home

Tuesday March 24, 2020

At 6pm tomorrow, Cook Islands moves to Code Yellow. The nation will be just one step away from a state of emergency, as Parliament gives health authorities sweeping new powers. 

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