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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...
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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.
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Kiting in the Cook Islands 2008
Bright and Beautiful! This vibrant bungalow in the desirable Portsmouth neighborhood is a perfect combination of vintage charm and solid systems. There are beautiful fir floors and updated laminate throughout main floor, 9 foot ceiling height and a bonus room for your office. Enjoy cooking in a beautiful kitchen that features original unpainted fir cabinetry/trim work, cook island and stainless steel appliances. Downstairs is ready with an egress window and both interior and exterior entrances, use it for great storage or maybe additional living /ADU? Thoughtfully designed outdoor space includes a new deck and beautiful pavers lead to raised garden beds, patio and shed. Welcome Home!
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
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: fb page: https://goo.gl/H9gTBH fb group: https://goo.gl/Z7nYpV G+ group: https://goo.gl/1Nxtek G+ Page: https://goo.gl/1riqvi Twitter: https://goo.gl/DZS9Ua Instagram: https://goo.gl/9YRu7s Another Channel: https://goo.gl/6y19KR ======================================================= 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 th...
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...
Stunning Happy Valley Home on .25 Acre Lot with View! Formal dining with wainscoting. Gourmet kitchen with new 2016 range and oven, granite tops, gas cook island, hardwoods. Dining with French doors to patio. Office on main. Master Suite up. Master bath with garden window, soak tub, walk-in. Three spare bedrooms up. Three car oversized garage. Manicured yard with new 2016 fence. Central air. Excellent schools!
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 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.
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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