Thursday Mar 13
Pacific paradises you must visit
Blue lagoons, empty white sand beaches, rugged green mountainous interiors - what's not to love about the islands of the south Pacific? There's nowhere on earth as untouched and safe.
Thursday Mar 13
The New Zealand Herald
Cook Islands: Memories of ancient marae
"They were execution stones. Captured warriors were brought here, their heads were placed on top of the pillar, then - boom - they were crushed with a rock."
Rarotonga: A thrillseeker's paradise
It's fair to say Pa's Mountain Hike is not for the faint-hearted. Since this self-proclaimed "guru of nature" started leading cross-island treks in 1985, there have been 42 heart attacks among participants .
Niue ratifies the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Niue ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty today, becoming the 162th country to do so.
Everyone dreams of visiting a South Pacific Island one day. There's the famous ones like Tahiti or Fiji but today I'd like to focus on one particular gem...The Cook Islands! A spectacular mixture of coral atolls, volcanic islands, ideal climate and a wonderfully warm and hospitable culture.
Interview: China friendship improving life in Pacific: Cook Islands PM
People of the Cook Islands on Thursday were celebrating a very happy day, with a new water system that would change lives in the Pacific nation, thanks to the deep and growing friendship with China, said Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna.
McCully to visit Cook Islands
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands today for the third New Zealand-Cook Islands Joint Ministerial Forum.
Festival to start on a fiery note
The first international performers for the New Zealand Festival arrived in Wellington today, and while the formal welcome was well and good, the magic happened in baggage claim.