• Heaven On Earth - Cook Islands

    March 1997 A disturbing report on how islanders found themself struggling for survival after foreigners bought their country's main assets. After years of borrowing, the government found itself with debts beyond its capacity.Fed up with bankrolling its former colony, New Zealand finally pulled the economic plug. Cook Islands' Prime Minister, Sir Geoffrey Henry denies embezzlement after the collapse of the Sheraton Hotel project, doubling the national debt. To recoup finance, the government laid off state workers and offloaded its most saleable assets to the highest bidders, invariably outsiders. Local businessman Norm Mitchell complains that he was never even given a chance to buy the Aitutaki Hotel. Intimidated by the authorities, his business partners are too frightened to appear bef...

    published: 23 Oct 2007
  • Planning for climate change in the Cook Islands

    With the Cook Islands facing cyclones that are projected to be windier and bring more intense rainfall, government agencies are seeking to better understand the risks as well as plan for how communities can best adapt to the changes. More intense cyclones are just one of the likely consequences of climate change with temperatures, sea levels and ocean acidification all projected to significantly increase within 20 years. The Cook Islands worked with the Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program (PASAP) to: • Review its climate change and disaster risk management activities • Map likely areas at most risk from climate change • Undertake assessments of vulnerability and adaptation options in outer islands • Develop a Joint National Action Plan for Cli...

    published: 07 Jan 2014
  • Katu Kanga - 10 things to do in the Cook Islands

    Wondering what the Cook Islands are about? We have Teio and Makea ready to show you what makes a little paradise special for them.

    published: 22 Jun 2015
  • Aitutaki, Cook Islands Volunteering

    I am so sorry for making this so late! I finished my video a few months ago then it got deleted and got sad lol. But here it is! Thank you to everyone that contributed to my indiegogo,my experience in Cook Islands was amazing and I did not expect to get so much it. Like I said in the video I gained family and friends. Constanty teachers, and locals were checking up on me and giving me food from the kindness of their hearts. Those are the true Aitutakians for you. Everyone in Cook Islands was hospitable and kind. I encourage everyone to visit this remarkable island! As for my volunteering my days consisted of my alarm clock (rooster) waking me up at 6:00am, biking to school, then daily work of office assisting, teaching english, grammar, math, and teaching games. On my down time I was on t...

    published: 23 Dec 2014
  • COOK ISLANDS WEDDING VIDEO - PETERO PRODUCTIONS

    This is a brief snipet of Joerg & Julia's Aitutaki Wedding produced by Petero Productions. Petero Productions is a local business specializing in Wedding Videography in the Cook Islands. For enquiries: Phone: +682 76028 Office: +682 22822 Email: peteroproductions@gmail.com

    published: 20 Jan 2012
  • One Foot Island (Tapuaetai) in the lagoon of Aitutaki, Cook Islands (June 2, 2011)

    Visit http://marklitraveljournal.blogspot.com for the stories behind the videos. Locals playing the guitar at the post office / bar of One Foot Island (Tapuaetai) in the lagoon of Aitutaki, Cook Islands. The lagoon of Aitutaki is consistently ranked amongst the most beautiful places in the world.

    published: 08 May 2012
  • Aitutaki (Cook Islands) - Scooter ride around the island

    This scooter ride starts at Ranganui's Retreat, taking the (only) road past the airport/runways, down the 'main/front' road on the east side of the island (features most of the popular shops, interspersed by residential houses), and into the main square (post office, internet, police station) opposite the main docks. The ride then heads up past the hospital, and down some back roads to the back (west) side of the island.

    published: 20 Aug 2013
  • Cook Islands: Disaster Risk Reduction Statement at GP11

    A video statement made by Ms. Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, Director, Central Policy and Planning Office Office of the Prime Minister, Cook Islands, at the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, May 2011.

    published: 27 Jul 2011
  • one-foot island arrival, Cook Islands

    Boat trip on Aitutaki lagoon, Cook Islands, One foot island was our lunch stop and got our passports stamped at the 'post office' - the shed was also the bar, bbq, and dinning for the buffet bbq tuna and salads.

    published: 19 Mar 2013
  • Cities of the Cook Islands , Avarua

    Cities of the Cook Islands , Avarua Cities of the Cook Islands, Avarua, , Cook Islands,cities,buildings,park,centers,i­­­ndustry,leisure,skyline, adventure,business,travel,tourism­­­,tourist shop, living,nice,church,monument,luxury,amazing,colorful,photography,sho­­ps, yoga,sports,nice city,beautiful,dance,Cook Islands travel,traffic,cars, bars,fun,nice,fuel,u­niversity,museum,ur­ban,women,festival,di­scount,model,histo­ry big,cozy,nice,adventure,full,great,door,­­stone,wood,metal,landscape,cityscape,ci­t­y landscape,urban,living,urban area,performance,show,office,food,drinks­­,women,woman, beautiful,roads,rail,art,school,hotel,ai­­rport,cash,coupon,vertile,factory, interest,life,live,city women,city girls,girls,city woman,people,zoo,nature,medicine shop,ecology,style,trends,lipstick,po...

    published: 08 Oct 2015
  • MadTV - Survivor Cook Islands Parody

    MadTV - Survivor Cook Islands Parody

    published: 11 Jul 2008
  • Luxury Island Retreat - Cook Island, Florida Keys

    Try to imagine a life on your very own private island. Cook Island is the perfect opportunity to make that dream a reality. While the main islands comprising the Florida Keys are connected by a series of bridges, Cook Island is one of the exclusive and private "off-the-grid" islands to be found offshore. Accessible only by boat, Cook Island, just off the tip of Big Pine Key, is a 67-acre, sensitively developed island, a rustic throwback to the original Keys lifestyle. The island is located 35 minutes away from Key West, and roughly three hours from Miami making it the perfect weekend getaway. The property has been meticulously restored and modernized into a luxurious, casually elegant, family compound. Upon docking your boat and walking down your private observation pier, you’re greeted by...

    published: 15 Nov 2016
  • Hydroid: 2017 American Samoa

    A solitary hydroid seen while exploring 'Leoso' seamount, which straddles the boundary between the American Samoa Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Cook Islands EEZ at a depth of ~3,770 meters. Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 American Samoa. Learn more about the expedition here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1702/welcome.html

    published: 22 Mar 2017
  • 3. Cook Island: Current Government

    -- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/join -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.

    published: 08 Jan 2015
  • Aitutaki Day Tour

    Everyone visiting the Cook Islands should take the opportunity to spend at least three nights on Aitutaki. If however you don’t have the time, then take the Aitutaki Day Tour. The Aitutaki Day Tour is a full day excursion featuring one of the most beautiful lagoons in the World. You will be picked up from your Rarotonga accommodation at around 7am and transferred to the airport for your short 45-minute flight across to Aitutaki. After you land, you will be met by your tour guide and taken on a tour of the main island before the highlight of the day - The Vaka Cruise aboard the 21metre(70 foot) traditionally designed catamaran, Titi-Ai-Tonga. The slow cruise across the lagoon to the southern reef will take you past many of the offshore motus (islets) and sand bars that are permanently rai...

    published: 30 Oct 2014
  • Seni witnesses the impacts of climate change in the Pacific

    Seni Nabou is our Political Advisor in the Pacific region. She normally works out of our office in Suva, Fiji, but currently Seni is aboard Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza for its Pacific Our Climate, Our Future ship tour. So far, Senis met with Cook Island Government officials as well as residents on the islands.Its been a moving and inspiring experience for her going by this post from Pukapuka Island.

    published: 20 Jul 2009
Heaven On Earth - Cook Islands

Heaven On Earth - Cook Islands

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  • Updated: 23 Oct 2007
  • views: 68677
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March 1997 A disturbing report on how islanders found themself struggling for survival after foreigners bought their country's main assets. After years of borrowing, the government found itself with debts beyond its capacity.Fed up with bankrolling its former colony, New Zealand finally pulled the economic plug. Cook Islands' Prime Minister, Sir Geoffrey Henry denies embezzlement after the collapse of the Sheraton Hotel project, doubling the national debt. To recoup finance, the government laid off state workers and offloaded its most saleable assets to the highest bidders, invariably outsiders. Local businessman Norm Mitchell complains that he was never even given a chance to buy the Aitutaki Hotel. Intimidated by the authorities, his business partners are too frightened to appear before the camera. After losing his state job, Matunga turned to carving ukuleles for tourists. But when this failed to bring in enough money he decided to emigrate to Australia. But not all islanders feel the same: after 25 years in a government office, Nani feels liberated by her new job as tourist guide. But the rest of the population struggles to survive without the state wage which was once taken for granted. Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures
https://wn.com/Heaven_On_Earth_Cook_Islands
Planning for climate change in the Cook Islands

Planning for climate change in the Cook Islands

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  • Updated: 07 Jan 2014
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With the Cook Islands facing cyclones that are projected to be windier and bring more intense rainfall, government agencies are seeking to better understand the risks as well as plan for how communities can best adapt to the changes. More intense cyclones are just one of the likely consequences of climate change with temperatures, sea levels and ocean acidification all projected to significantly increase within 20 years. The Cook Islands worked with the Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program (PASAP) to: • Review its climate change and disaster risk management activities • Map likely areas at most risk from climate change • Undertake assessments of vulnerability and adaptation options in outer islands • Develop a Joint National Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction • Develop a whole of government climate change policy This video details the country's activities with the Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program to adapt to climate change. "We felt that climate change was best placed within the Prime Minister's Office because it wasn't an environment issue; it was actually a development issue. So it made sense to bring it under the national framework for development." - Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, Office of the Prime Minister, Cook Islands Government More information can be found at http://climatechange.gov.au/climate-change/grants/international-climate-change-adaptation-initiative/cook-islands-plan-more-intense-cyclones-under-climate-change
https://wn.com/Planning_For_Climate_Change_In_The_Cook_Islands
Katu Kanga - 10 things to do in the Cook Islands

Katu Kanga - 10 things to do in the Cook Islands

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  • Updated: 22 Jun 2015
  • views: 2687
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Wondering what the Cook Islands are about? We have Teio and Makea ready to show you what makes a little paradise special for them.
https://wn.com/Katu_Kanga_10_Things_To_Do_In_The_Cook_Islands
Aitutaki, Cook Islands Volunteering

Aitutaki, Cook Islands Volunteering

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  • Updated: 23 Dec 2014
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I am so sorry for making this so late! I finished my video a few months ago then it got deleted and got sad lol. But here it is! Thank you to everyone that contributed to my indiegogo,my experience in Cook Islands was amazing and I did not expect to get so much it. Like I said in the video I gained family and friends. Constanty teachers, and locals were checking up on me and giving me food from the kindness of their hearts. Those are the true Aitutakians for you. Everyone in Cook Islands was hospitable and kind. I encourage everyone to visit this remarkable island! As for my volunteering my days consisted of my alarm clock (rooster) waking me up at 6:00am, biking to school, then daily work of office assisting, teaching english, grammar, math, and teaching games. On my down time I was on the lagoon constantly stunned by the pure beauty of this island. I want to mention that in my video I have numerous photos/videos with my favorite student Geoffrina, I have never felt so connected with a student she was sweet, caring and I saw a lot of myself in her. I hope to visit soon, and I cannot wait to see my kiddies all grown up. I hope you enjoy this video, and urge you to visit this gem Aitutaki, Cook islands. Thank you again!!
https://wn.com/Aitutaki,_Cook_Islands_Volunteering
COOK ISLANDS WEDDING VIDEO - PETERO PRODUCTIONS

COOK ISLANDS WEDDING VIDEO - PETERO PRODUCTIONS

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  • Updated: 20 Jan 2012
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This is a brief snipet of Joerg & Julia's Aitutaki Wedding produced by Petero Productions. Petero Productions is a local business specializing in Wedding Videography in the Cook Islands. For enquiries: Phone: +682 76028 Office: +682 22822 Email: peteroproductions@gmail.com
https://wn.com/Cook_Islands_Wedding_Video_Petero_Productions
One Foot Island (Tapuaetai) in the lagoon of Aitutaki, Cook Islands (June 2, 2011)

One Foot Island (Tapuaetai) in the lagoon of Aitutaki, Cook Islands (June 2, 2011)

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  • Updated: 08 May 2012
  • views: 539
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Visit http://marklitraveljournal.blogspot.com for the stories behind the videos. Locals playing the guitar at the post office / bar of One Foot Island (Tapuaetai) in the lagoon of Aitutaki, Cook Islands. The lagoon of Aitutaki is consistently ranked amongst the most beautiful places in the world.
https://wn.com/One_Foot_Island_(Tapuaetai)_In_The_Lagoon_Of_Aitutaki,_Cook_Islands_(June_2,_2011)
Aitutaki (Cook Islands) - Scooter ride around the island

Aitutaki (Cook Islands) - Scooter ride around the island

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  • Updated: 20 Aug 2013
  • views: 2284
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This scooter ride starts at Ranganui's Retreat, taking the (only) road past the airport/runways, down the 'main/front' road on the east side of the island (features most of the popular shops, interspersed by residential houses), and into the main square (post office, internet, police station) opposite the main docks. The ride then heads up past the hospital, and down some back roads to the back (west) side of the island.
https://wn.com/Aitutaki_(Cook_Islands)_Scooter_Ride_Around_The_Island
Cook Islands: Disaster Risk Reduction Statement at GP11

Cook Islands: Disaster Risk Reduction Statement at GP11

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  • Updated: 27 Jul 2011
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A video statement made by Ms. Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, Director, Central Policy and Planning Office Office of the Prime Minister, Cook Islands, at the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, May 2011.
https://wn.com/Cook_Islands_Disaster_Risk_Reduction_Statement_At_Gp11
one-foot island arrival, Cook Islands

one-foot island arrival, Cook Islands

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  • Updated: 19 Mar 2013
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Boat trip on Aitutaki lagoon, Cook Islands, One foot island was our lunch stop and got our passports stamped at the 'post office' - the shed was also the bar, bbq, and dinning for the buffet bbq tuna and salads.
https://wn.com/One_Foot_Island_Arrival,_Cook_Islands
Cities of the Cook Islands , Avarua

Cities of the Cook Islands , Avarua

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  • Updated: 08 Oct 2015
  • views: 246
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https://wn.com/Cities_Of_The_Cook_Islands_,_Avarua
MadTV - Survivor Cook Islands Parody

MadTV - Survivor Cook Islands Parody

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  • Updated: 11 Jul 2008
  • views: 279113
videos https://wn.com/Madtv_Survivor_Cook_Islands_Parody
Luxury Island Retreat - Cook Island, Florida Keys

Luxury Island Retreat - Cook Island, Florida Keys

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  • Updated: 15 Nov 2016
  • views: 56
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Try to imagine a life on your very own private island. Cook Island is the perfect opportunity to make that dream a reality. While the main islands comprising the Florida Keys are connected by a series of bridges, Cook Island is one of the exclusive and private "off-the-grid" islands to be found offshore. Accessible only by boat, Cook Island, just off the tip of Big Pine Key, is a 67-acre, sensitively developed island, a rustic throwback to the original Keys lifestyle. The island is located 35 minutes away from Key West, and roughly three hours from Miami making it the perfect weekend getaway. The property has been meticulously restored and modernized into a luxurious, casually elegant, family compound. Upon docking your boat and walking down your private observation pier, you’re greeted by the two-story guest house featuring one bedroom, one bathroom, and a spacious Great Room overlooking the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The Great Room is the heart of the entire compound and features a chef’s kitchen, family room, and dining room. Additional features include vaulted pine ceilings, wide-plank pine flooring, large marble center island, stainless steel appliances, and a farmhouse sink. Upon leaving the Great room, retire to the Beach House where you’ll find the master bedroom and bathroom along with a separate room that could serve as your office, sitting room, or a third bedroom. Features include an old-fashioned, claw foot tub in the bathroom, as well as hardwood throughout the space. Spacious floor plans throughout the structures make it easy to accommodate additional guests. A small service building containing all the necessary equipment and utilities is tucked away on this self-sustaining property. With its white sandy beaches, pristine turquoise waters and privacy, Cook island is the perfect example of an offshore island retreat, a charming reminder of a time when life was slower in pace. Kayaking, paddle boarding, world-class fishing, snorkeling and boating are among the outdoor activities to be experienced in the waters surrounding your private compound. Take a short boat ride to Little Palm Island with its gourmet cuisine and luxurious spa. Cook Island truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to obtain a rare and iconic property offering you and your family instant connection to place and to history.
https://wn.com/Luxury_Island_Retreat_Cook_Island,_Florida_Keys
Hydroid: 2017 American Samoa

Hydroid: 2017 American Samoa

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  • Updated: 22 Mar 2017
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A solitary hydroid seen while exploring 'Leoso' seamount, which straddles the boundary between the American Samoa Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Cook Islands EEZ at a depth of ~3,770 meters. Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 American Samoa. Learn more about the expedition here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1702/welcome.html
https://wn.com/Hydroid_2017_American_Samoa
3. Cook Island: Current Government

3. Cook Island: Current Government

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  • Updated: 08 Jan 2015
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-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/join -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.
https://wn.com/3._Cook_Island_Current_Government
Aitutaki Day Tour

Aitutaki Day Tour

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  • Updated: 30 Oct 2014
  • views: 15466
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Everyone visiting the Cook Islands should take the opportunity to spend at least three nights on Aitutaki. If however you don’t have the time, then take the Aitutaki Day Tour. The Aitutaki Day Tour is a full day excursion featuring one of the most beautiful lagoons in the World. You will be picked up from your Rarotonga accommodation at around 7am and transferred to the airport for your short 45-minute flight across to Aitutaki. After you land, you will be met by your tour guide and taken on a tour of the main island before the highlight of the day - The Vaka Cruise aboard the 21metre(70 foot) traditionally designed catamaran, Titi-Ai-Tonga. The slow cruise across the lagoon to the southern reef will take you past many of the offshore motus (islets) and sand bars that are permanently raised above the high tide mark. A delicious fresh fish BBQ lunch complimented by a wonderful array of salads and fresh fruit await your appetites after you have snorkelled in the crystal clear waters of the Aitutaki Lagoon. Make sure to “TAKE YOUR PASSPORT” with you as you can get an official ‘Arrival’ stamp from the One Foot Island Post Office which is a great souvenir gift to show family & friends. Returning to the main island after your cruise you will be transported back to the Airport for your return flight to Rarotonga and then transferred back to your accommodation. More info: http://www.airraro.com/en/tours/aitutaki-day-tour Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AirRarotongaLtd Produced by Laura Sargisson (lsargisson@gmail.com) and Temaeva Mackenzie (temaevamackenzie1@gmail.com)
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Seni witnesses the impacts of climate change in the Pacific

Seni witnesses the impacts of climate change in the Pacific

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  • Updated: 20 Jul 2009
  • views: 1812
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Seni Nabou is our Political Advisor in the Pacific region. She normally works out of our office in Suva, Fiji, but currently Seni is aboard Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza for its Pacific Our Climate, Our Future ship tour. So far, Senis met with Cook Island Government officials as well as residents on the islands.Its been a moving and inspiring experience for her going by this post from Pukapuka Island.
https://wn.com/Seni_Witnesses_The_Impacts_Of_Climate_Change_In_The_Pacific
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