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CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: Quarantine-free travel to and from NZ delayed until May. Upgraded contact tracing app launched. Vaccination plans for islanders still not clear

Minimum wage freeze could drive islanders away
Palmerston mourns The Duke of Edinburgh
New airline puts Wellington and Christchurch plans on hold
Monster fish caught off Manihiki
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Air New Zealand resume daily Auckland-Raro flights from 10 May


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CORONAVIRUS LATEST -  Islands remain Covid-free
  Borders closed with exemptions only for permit holders and returning residents.    
   Sea ports closed to all yachts, cruise ships and leisure craft.
Islands ready for Kiwi visitors from 1 May...but still no decision from NZ (see news page)   Latest Covid status information

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Only a handful of tourists visit MITIARO each year, even though it's a short flight from Rarotonga.  But visitors will discover a neat and beautiful place with crystal clear pools in limestone caves. The only freshwater lakes in the Cooks also cover two thirds of the island and  they're teeming with prawns and a type of eel that islanders compare to caviar
  "A  magical untouched little island gem in the South Pacific. Definitely worth a visit !"
 Mitiaoro through a visitor's eyes