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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...
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.
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
Opening of the Pacific Leaders Forum, coordinated by IUCN Oceania office, hosted by WIN & Pacific Community Pavilion at the World Parks Congress, featuring: Prime Minister of the Cook Islands The Honourable, Mr Henry Puna, His Excellency Mr Anote Tong President of the Republic of Kiribati. His Excellency, Mr Tommy Remengesau President of the Republic of Palau
安智環球服務(庫克群島)有限公司 安智環球服務(庫克群島)有限公司(＂安智庫克＂)，成立於2016年，是一間完全隸屬於安智環球服務有限公司(＂安智＂)的信託公司，依照信託公司條例 2014 規範，於庫克群島金融監督管理委員會(FSC)取得牌照，使其列為島上前十大首先註冊於當地的信託公司。庫克群島擁有全世界最好的國際信託司法權，能提供客戶其財富最全面及高度安全的保障的庫克群島資產保護及離岸信託。 安智庫克不僅延攬了多位在金融信託業已具備十多年經驗與資歷的專業人士加入，並特地聘任滙豐信託（庫克群島）有限公司前總經理擔任安智庫克總經理。借重成員們多年的金融專業實戰經驗，致力於開創各項優質庫克群島信託計畫與服務，為全世界客戶提供服務，協助客戶實踐個人財務目標、財富保護及資產保值。 Metis Global (Cook Islands) Limited Metis Global (Cook Islands) Limited (Metis CI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Metis Global Limited (Metis), is a licensed trustee company under the Trustee Companies Act 2014 and regulated by the Cook Islands Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC). Its registered office is located at G/F, Bermuda House, Tutakimoa Road, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Metis CI strives to develop various quality trust services to offer the b...
Kiting in the Cook Islands 2008
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
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...
This video is about 4 boats from 4 different departure ports from the Pacific islands. he Mua: Guided by Nature voyage is a partnership between the IUCN Oceania Regional Office and the voyaging societies of five Pacific Island countries: Gaualofa (Samoa) – and on board they have the Tongan Voyagers Haunui (New Zealand) Marumaru Atua (Cook Islands) Uto ni Yalo (Fiji) The need for global action on oceans and climate change has brought our organisations together on the Mua voyage – in recognition that these are issues that affect all Pacific Islanders. The Mua voyage brought this important message to the world when it sails into Sydney Harbour for the opening day of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014.
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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.
Extraordinary forum at the World Parks Congress coordinated by the IUCN Oceania office, held at the WIN & Pacific Community Pavilion sponsored by the UNDP and Equator Initiative, moderated by IUCN ORO and SPREP, featuring: Prime Minister of the Cook Islands The Honourable, Mr Henry Puna, His Excellency, Mr Anote Tong President of the Republic of Kiribati. His Excellency, Mr Tommy Remengesau President of the Republic of Palau
This documentary titled ‘A Lifetime of Change’ was part of the Rauti Para project carried out last year throughout most the Cook Islands, which was co-financed by the SPC EU GCCA: PSIS project and the SRIC CC program. The documentary is based on the changes in our marine resources that Cook Islands elders have noticed within their lifetime. The message of this documentary is clear and we, resource managers, need to consider.