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Cooks in the black after tourism surge

From , 12:45 pm today

The Cook Islands Government's operating balance is in the black on the back of record growth in tourist arrivals.

The Finance Minister, Mark Brown, says a surge in visitors over the past six months has resulted in a $US5.1 million dollar operating surplus.

And he told Don Wiseman that the numbers reached their highest levels in the last 3 months of the financial year.

Cook Islands Finance Minister Mark Brown

Cook Islands Finance Minister Mark Brown Photo: Phillipa Webb / Cook Islands News