Cooks businesses get longer wage subsidy than NZ businesses

Barry Soper writes:

What’s so special about businesses in the Cook Islands?

Well, they must have something worth preserving that our businesses here don’t have. Their Prime Minister, Mark Brown, told Heather du Plessis-Allan on Newstalk ZB Drive last night that kind donors from this country are paying the Covid wage subsidy through until the end of March with support packages being planned by the Government there to go through until the end of June.

The kind donors are of course New Zealand taxpayers.

The wage subsidy in this country stopped well before the end of last year and since then a number of businesses have gone to the wall.

This is bizarre. Surely businesses in the Cooks should get the duration of wage subsidy as businesses in NZ?

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