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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.
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.
Powered by O3b: BlueSky launches 4G+ to boost coverage and better experience
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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
Kiting in the Cook Islands 2008
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...
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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
SRIC-CC Raurau Akamatutu Workshop Facilitator Aunty Rangi Mitaera Johnson showcases how to use fresh local produce. For a resilient Cook Islands inspiring our communities to be innovative, protect our traditional knowledge, eat locally grown produce and plant organically for food security. This project was supported by SRIC-CC Programme, Climate Change Cook Islands Division of the Office of the Prime Minister. Funding is provided by the Adaptation Fund through UNDP. #SRICCC #ClimateChangeCookIslands
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...