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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...
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...
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...
O3b's first customer, Telecom Cook Islands, began their commercial operation. Cook Islanders are now experiencing bandwidth speeds and latencies never seen before over a satellite network. The fact that they are launching their service ahead of O3b's official launch is a testament to the outstanding performance of the first four satellites in orbit.
An Official Statement made by Mr Charlie Carlson, Director, Emergency Management Cook Islands (EMCI), Cook Islands, at the fourth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, May 2013. gst599
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.
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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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: email@example.com
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.
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...
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Kiting in the Cook Islands 2008
TOP 10 Places to visit in Cook Islands. Watch this video and share it with your friend if you like this video please Subscribe My Channel For more video. ======================================================= KEYWORD: TOP 10 Places to visit in Cook Islands ======================================================= FOLLOW ME: https://www.facebook.com/TOP-10-Place... https://www.facebook.com/groups/50148... ======================================================= 10. Maungapu At 124 m, Maungapu is the highest point on Aitutaki. A short 30-minute hike to the top affords spectacular views over the lagoon and lush, palm-studded landscape. A sign on the road opposite Paradise Cove marks the trailhead, and the track is marked on the free maps available on the island. 9. Aroa Marine Reserve Shelt...
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