Call for subsidies of northern Cook Islands' shipping

The Cook Islands' Government has been told it should use some of its surplus to subsidise passenger services to the northern islands.

The government announced a 2019 surplus of $US16.32-million.

The call to spend some of this on shipping services to the Pa Tokerau, or northern islands, came from former cabinet minister Wilkie Rasmussen after hundreds of people found their Christmas trip north delayed.

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