19 May 2021

Vaccination day for Cook Islands as vaccines arrive from NZ

From First Up, 5:53 am on 19 May 2021

Let's go now to the Cook Islands where the first tourists in 15 months are waking up about 10 degrees warmer than they would here. The Cook Island bubble is officially open. 297 passengers were onboard yesterday marking a milestone in that country's economic recovery. And today marks another milestone.. It's vaccination day. Our reporter Nick Truebridge, who told Checkpoint last night he'd be sleeping in his boxers, spoke with Nathan Rarere.