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The Cook Islands. Rewind back to island time and enjoy the world's most alluring beaches and lagoons. Meet the friendly locals and wind back to the tune of the ukulele.Experience the adventure on the main island Rarotonga, or spoil yourself with a peaceful luxury retreat on Aitutaki. All this, just 4 hours ...

One such place is a chain of 15 islands in the South Pacific that takes his name: the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands, in cooperation with Downies, has issued a set of three 1-ounce silver $5 coins honoring its namesake. The 2018 coins commemorate the 250th anniversary of the voyage that placed Cook in ...
Update: 12:45PM OUT of the 1113 Confucius Classrooms in the world, the University of the South Pacific's Cook Islands Confucius Classroom won the Confucius Classroom of the Year Award last week. The award, which was given out at the 12th Global Confucius Institute Conference at Xi'an, the capital ...
The Cook Islands News reported the reason for the closure was because it had to vacate its premises and there was no alternative site available. In 2015 the landowners, Cook Islands Investment corporation, gave the Foundation, then the only vet clinic on island, a 30-day eviction notice, however the ...
The Cook Islands team have returned from Singapore after pulling off a shock win at the Nations Cup Netball Tournament. The Cooks were unbeaten in the pool play, winning all five games, and included a victory over the host nation, Singapore, by 57 goals to 49. In the final they played Swaziland and got ...
Visitor numbers to the Cook Islands are projected to hit a new milestone of 150,000 for the 2017 year but some locals worry the country can't sustain the tourists. Statistics covering arrivals until the end of October show a growth of 10 per cent. The Cook Islands Tourism Chief Executive Officer Halatoa Fua ...
The Cook Islands Voyaging Society is expecting to meet with the prime minister Henry Puna this week over assistance to restore the country's flagship traditional ocean voyaging canoe. Te Marumaruatua just outside Avana Channel in Rarotonga. Seven canoes left at different stages from here to sail to ...
Miss Cook Islands runner up using platform to inspire youth ... First she came runner up at Miss Cook Islands, now she's been selected to represent her country at Miss Pacific islands. Competing in ... That was until she was offered a chance to represent the island of Pukapuka at Miss Cook Islands this year.
Renowned for its world class snorkeling and diving, the Cook Islands are a highly sought after destination; however, they are not the cheapest ...
Aku Yanga is a completely voluntary event, with an aim to uplift emerging and current designers, while showcasing the best the Cook Islands ...
New Zealand's top international taxman says the country can do nothing about shonky trusts in the Cook Islands, a tiny South Pacific tax haven ...
A fire in popular holiday destination the Cook Islands has wiped out all mobile phone services - and it may be weeks before it's restored.
The Cook Islands Prime Minister's Office told RNZ all cell services in Rarotonga could be down for up to three weeks after a blaze destroyed the ...
The Cook Islands Prime Minister's Office says all cellular telephone services on Rarotonga could be down for up to three weeks after a fire ...

Until Friday you have the chance to fly away to the Cook Islands, with prices as low as $299 each way for flights from Sydney to the Cook ...
A long-serving public health figure in the Cook Islands has been appointed chief nursing officer of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The Cook Islands police have warned motorcyclists who get caught without a helmet to pay their fine or recieve a criminal conviction.
A year ago today, the Cook Islands was reeling in shock and disbelief when a 47-year-old escaped male prisoner took a .22 rifle, murdered two ...
Ms Iro is a registered nurse, and the Cook Islands' current Secretary of Health. With this announcement, Dr Tedros fulfils a commitment he ...
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has officially determined* that the Cook Islands will graduate to ...
The tiny nation of the Cook Islands is set to become the first among the Pacific islands to graduate to "developed" status, in a move that some ...
The Cook Islands consists of 15 small islands, with a population of just 21,000 within an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 1,800,00 square ...
A Cook Islands MP says he'll have a word with a man who has been riding a jet ski in Muri Lagoon and remind him it is strictly prohibited. The man, who lives in Rarotonga, was seen riding the jet ski in the lagoon last week and a photo was shared on a community facebook page. Ngatangiia MP Tama ...
PIERRE, S.D. -- A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker's daughter, officials said Thursday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office said in a statement that ...
A quick-thinking police officer mobilised a team of volunteers and borrowed a tour company boat to try and rescue a US state senator and his brother-in-law who ...
A Cook Islands opposition MP is asking the government to come to the rescue of the country's flagship ocean voyaging canoe which was ...
The Cook Islands have caused one of the biggest boilovers in recent rugby league history with a 22-16 win over England at the women's World ...
Brent Fisher of Cook Islands Water Safety said the most dangerous water hazard was the channel linking the lagoon to the ocean. He said ...
Former South Dakota state senator, 68-year-old Craig Tieszen, was one of two men who drowned in a kayaking accident yesterday off Muri ...
A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, ...
The mobile medical centre will provide more accessible healthcare and also travel directly to schools to provide health education as well.
A major clean up of the lagoon has been completed in the black pearl producing island of Manihiki in the northern Cook Islands, to improve ...
The Cook Islands celebrated World Maritime Day on Friday 29th September at Avatiu Harbour and the IMO theme for this year was 'Connecting ...
The OECD is to officially declare the Cook Islands a developed nation at the end of next year, ending its status as a developing nation.
The Cook Islands government had cash reserves at the end of the last financial year of $US39 million dollars, nearly double that of the previous ...
But membership and contributions to the Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund are compulsory and people are upset to learn that if they ...
Based on the Cook Islands' gross national income, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will officially ...
The Crown Law Office in the Cook Islands has won an appeal to overturn a recent decision made by a Justice of the peace in the High Court.
The Cook Islands Solicitor General is expected to lodge an appeal today in the High Court to have a decision handed down by a Justice of the ...
The Cook Islands' currency is the New Zealand dollar, and this helps make Rarotonga an affordable holiday destination. Even better, there are ...
A political newcomer will be elected in the Cook Islands next week when two candidates contest the Ivirua by-election on 17 August.
Cook Islands chiefs want anthem changed ... The House of Ariki in the Cook Islands is trying to change the lyrics of the country's national ...
The Cook Islands is one such location where homosexuality is illegal (though not to death). That said, that fact may be changing soon.
McConnell Dowell has won a NZ$30m (£17m) contract to upgrade the water supply on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
Hula and kai as Cook Islands locals celebrate language week and ... on the 52nd anniversary of Cook Islands independence from New ...
Surrounded by a turquoise-blue lagoon, the Cook Islands is the place to ... And best of all, you have the chance to win your own Cook Islands ...
It was also a way to celebrate the end of Cook Islands language ... Hawke's Bay Cook Islands Community president Derek Teariki said the ...


 

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