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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 bef...
Cook Islands lie in the center of the Polynesia triangle. Rarotonga is the most populous island of the Cook Islands. You will be rewarded with natural beauty and colorful experiences! The surrounding barrier reef protects the lagoons and beaches for safe and beautiful swimming and snorkeling. 1. Aitutaki Lagoon - The world's most beautiful lagoon with its clearly blue waters and unforgettable snorkeling! Best place to start your stay: goo.gl/DbH1kg 2. One foot Island - This is the highlight of the pristine natural beauty of the lagoon. Here you can get your passport stamped at the most isolated post office in the world! Best stay: goo.gl/xZ7rE7 3. Hiking Te Rua Manga "The Needle" - Part of the Cross Island track, the views from this mountain are superb. Recommended stay: goo.gl/aZRp0...
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...
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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.
An Official Statement made by Mr Keutekarakia Mataroa, Manager, Regional Programs and Disaster Risk Management, Cook Islands - government, at the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom 1) of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, July 2014. PrepCom1 20140715AM CK
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We were recently in an excellent meeting in Rarotonga, in The Cook Islands, which included Marcus Niszow, of multiple award winning Pacific Resorts. He told us how he had described The Cook Islands as part of "English Polynesia," because so many associated South Seas magnificence with Tahiti and French Polynesia without realizing that there is a whole other primarily English-speaking part of this wonderful part of the world. This video is an ode to that view...
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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Started 31 Years ago Cook Islands Day is Celebrated every Year on the last Saturday in September to # KEEP - SPREAD & GROW the CULTURE of the Cook Islands in Wellington NZ # Not a Good Start at this Year Cook Islands Day l had to wait 45 minutes till the OLD RULE NO VIDEO CAMERAS ALLOWED was Updated When l got the OK I didn't do the Full Set up which l struggle with AITUTAKI - ARAURA ENUA & the Camera lt was a very Bad Day at the Office ALL that is in the PAST now Next Year will be GOOD VIDEO'S Tangi ke
So blessed to have spent my holidays in the Cook Islands with my beautiful family and friends, I wouldn't have wanted it any other way xx
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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 rai...
Kiting in the Cook Islands 2008