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First move towards border-opening as govt consults with Cook Islands

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 10 Aug 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 10 Aug 2020
The New Zealand and Cook Islands governments will spend the next 10-to-14 days assessing whether the systems are in place to allow a travel 'bubble' to open between the two countries before the end of the year. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern briefed media on the development early this afternoon, stressing that officials would be assessing not only air links but also the two countries' ability to deal with maritime traffic between them.  The Cooks, along with Niue and Tokelau, are so-called Realm countries, which are governed 'in free assoc...

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