Cook Islands Newswire

Cook Islands Newswire

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  1. Pacific Celebration of 125th Anniversary of Suffrage 18/9/18Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Scoop

    ... former kingdoms lost authority and power shortly after the French takeover during the latter part of 1880s. The Cook Islands have also had and continue to have a strong presence of female leaders. Currently on the island of Rarotonga, four out of ...

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  2. First look at the 2024 total solar eclipseRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 23 | Astronomy

    ... full width. On April 8, 2024, the Moon's shadow first touches Earth just north of Penrhyn Island, one of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. That location will experience a 98-percent partial eclipse. Seventy-three minutes later, totality first ...

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  3. Air Tahiti studies A220-100, E195-E2 for international expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Air Transport World

    ... said. So far, the only international route for Air Tahiti is a twice-weekly service from Papeete to Rarotonga, Cook Islands. "But we are thinking about how to expand the regional network," he said. Adding jets also would be in preparation for an ...

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  4. NZDF helps restock Cook Islands LibrariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Scoop

    A project by Cook Islands authorities to restock the public library in the capital and set up satellite libraries in outlying islands received a boost with the recent delivery of about a tonne of donated books by the New Zealand Defence Force . Air Commodore Tim Walshe, the Air Component Commander, said a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft on a scheduled flight to the Pacific delivered the books to Rarotonga.

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  5. The Cook Islands: The South Pacific's Best Kept SecretRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 18 | PRWeb

    Largely undiscovered by American tourists, the Cook Islands is an off-the-beaten-path tropical paradise with crystal clear lagoons and enchanting Polynesian culture, easily accessed with nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Rarotonga. Located in the South Pacific Ocean northeast of New Zealand, the Cook Islands are comprised of 15 major islands spread over nearly 850,000 square miles, offering untouched beauty and charm.

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  6. Outreach heading out againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | Scoop

    Following the successful Far from Frozen programme in Niue in August, the Otago Museum team is about to pack up and head to the Cook Islands. With the continued support of the United States Embassy and Air New Zealand, a team from Otago Museum is travelling to Avarua, Rarotonga on 24 September to present a week of school sessions, shows and community workshops.

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  7. Jetstar offloads 22 passengers from Cook Islands flightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... you need to find your dream home. Jetstar was forced to offload 22 passengers just before take-off for the Cook Islands to load more fuel because of threatening weather at alternate airports. One passenger said it was an ''appalling failure'' by the ...

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  8. Anger after Jetstar offloads passengersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | The Otago Daily Times

    Jetstar was forced to offload 22 passengers just before take-off for the Cook Islands to load more fuel because of threatening weather at alternate airports. One passenger said it was an ''appalling failure'' last night by the airline, whose staff read a list of passengers who wouldn't be able to board the plane.

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  9. Northland tragedy leads to life saving initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... had been involved in a similar community effort in Rarotonga while he was serving as High Commissioner to the Cook Islands, and hoped the initiative would spread around the country, and undertook to promote that in Wellington. But he was going to ...

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  10. Cook Islands: 'This is a South Pacific tourists rarely see'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | Stuff.co.nz

    The Cook Islands. Rewind back to island time and enjoy the world's most alluring beaches and lagoons.

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  11. Goway Invites Travellers to Save on New Zealand with New OffersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | PRWeb

    Whether it's a highlights tour, self-drive, or a cheeky side trip to the Cook Islands, there's a New Zealand vacation to suit every traveller. With this in mind, Goway is offering a wide range of offers on its late summer New Zealand packages for 2018.

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  12. Cook Islands: Perfect family getawayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Stuff.co.nz

    The Cook Islands. Rewind back to island time and enjoy the world's most alluring beaches and lagoons.

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  13. Kiwi couple to spend $5000 to save stray Rarotongan dog 'Buddy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... us to the taxi and I just wanted to do more for him somehow, it was so hard leaving him." With the help of the Cook Islands SPCA, Tanner-McCann hatched a plan to bring Buddy to New Zealand and find him his forever home. "I spoke with SPCA volunteers ...

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  14. Insider tip: Aitutaki, Cook IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... flight across to Aitutaki. Flights across the passage are locally operated, and you'll experience the warm Cook Islands hospitality and culture the minute you land. There are a number of beautiful resorts on the island suitable for a romantic ...

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  15. Fire breaks out at Cook Islands resortRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | The Otago Daily Times

    Three accommodation units and a beach bar have been destroyed in a fire at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa in the Cook Islands. A worker from the nearby Popoara Ocean Breeze Villas told the New Zealand Herald the fire started around 5pm and volunteers had since contained the blaze.

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  16. Cook Island's Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa loses accommodation units to fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... accommodation units and a beach bar have been destroyed in a fire at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa in the Cook Islands. A worker from the nearby Popoara Ocean Breeze Villas told the Herald the fire started around 5pm and volunteers had since ...

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  17. Dreaming of secluded paradise? Cook Islands exceeds expectationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | USA Today

    Dreaming of secluded paradise? Cook Islands exceeds expectations Take a trip to this off-the-beaten-path destination Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2LG5qjH The Cook Islands' Aitutaki is a world-class destination for snorkeling, since the crystal clear waters are a favorite habitat for brilliantly colored tropical fish. For travelers who crave the adventure of a true discovery, look no further than the Cook Islands, a tiny nation in the South Pacific in the same time zone as Hawai'i.

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  18. Polynesian festival is 'like a huge family gathering'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Jacksonville Daily News

    ... which features costumes, dancing and music showcasing the islands of Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand, Rarotonga (Cook Islands), Samoa, Tahiti (French Polynesia) and Tonga. All of the performers at the festival are volunteers, and many of the performers ...

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  19. Effort to Preserve Lory Population Shows SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | San Diego Zoo Weblogs

    ... The complex negotiations required for a transboundary reintroduction were undertaken over several years by the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust and the Ornithological Society of French Polynesia (MANU). An important part of the effort to create a ...

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  20. Effort to preserve lory population shows successRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2018 | Science Daily

    ... The complex negotiations required for a transboundary reintroduction were undertaken over several years by the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust and the Ornithological Society of French Polynesia (MANU). An important part of the effort to create a ...

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