Te Marae Ora (the Cook Islands Ministry of Health) has completed its Covid-19 national vaccination programme, with 96.7 per cent of the population fully vaccinated.
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Cook Islands celebrate another year of self-governance
Cook Islands culture and all its glory were on show last week as the country celebrated the 56th anniversary of being a self-governing Pacific nation.
Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu opens in Rarotonga
Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu has opened its Rarotonga arm with an aim of strengthening connections to the people of Rarotonga and also reinforcing the genealogical connections between Takitim
Recognising the Pasifika connection to Matariki through fashion
Ohomairangi 2021 is a Matariki celebration showcasing indigenous fashion through traditional and contemporary arts and culture. Māori designer Kharl Wirepa said the high-end show is the most prestigious event and a collaboration of Pasifika art.
Mixed feelings among Cook Islanders after bubble announcement
Travellers between New Zealand and the Cook Islands will be able to move between countries from May 17 without having to quarantine as part of the new travel bubble.
Cooks bubble from May 17
If there is a coronavirus outbreak in the Cooks, Kiwis will have to return home immediately.
ASB Polyfest back in action after two years
Schools have already descended on Manukau Sports Bowl to compete in the country's biggest Polynesian festival.
Families of returnees to Rarotonga happy despite quarantine
The Cook Islands cabinet enforced the quarantine following the recent community COVID-19 cases in New Zealand.
NZ expatriates and Cook Islanders eye quarantine free-travel
An expat NZ whānau and local Cooks are welcoming the prospect of quarantine-free travel to Aotearoa from Thursday.
New Zealand opens borders to Cook Islanders
The Cook Islands are Covid-19-free.