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  1. Working out on water in the Cook IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stuff.co.nz

    Did you hear the one about the guy who tried yoga once at his local gym, figured downward dog and cat stretch poses weren't rocket science, so signed himself up to join a yoga retreat in the Cook Islands with five expert ... and very beautiful, yoga devotees ? No, you wouldn't have, 'cause I'm that guy; and I'm only ready to talk about it now ... OK? So listen up; 'cause it gets worse, for this won't be any old yoga retreat where one might retreat to the back of the class and hope no one sees one's distressing attempts to touch one's toes.

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  2. South Pacific tourism market is 'heating up'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | The New Zealand Herald

    Colliers International has released its inaugural South Pacific Island Hotel and Tourism Report covering key South Pacific countries including Fiji, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea , Samoa and New Caledonia. "The South Pacific tourism market is heating up after a long period in the shade," says Dean Humphries, national director of Colliers International Hotels.

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  3. ADB to Help Cook Islands Generate Solar PowerRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | Scoop

    The Cook Islands' dependence on fossil fuels will be reduced under a project to build solar-powered plants on six of its islands, funded by the Asian Development Bank , the European Union , and the Government of Cook Islands. "Lowering the Cook Islands' reliance on fossil fuels will help free up government funds for other needs while improving national energy security and sustainability," said ADB Pacific Department Energy Specialist, Woo Yul Lee.

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  4. Growth as Pacific tourism heats upRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | The New Zealand Herald

    Colliers International has released its inaugural South Pacific Island Hotel and Tourism Report covering key South Pacific countries including Fiji, Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea , Samoa and New Caledonia. "The South Pacific tourism market is heating up after a long period in the shade," says Dean Humphries, the national director of Colliers International Hotels.

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  5. Stamps chronicle Capt. James Cooka s Pacific adventuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Linn's Stamp News

    ... Territory issued a $1 stamp in 1974 that shows Cook's ship HMS Resolution in icy waters. This 1920 stamp from Cook Islands (inscribed "Rarotonga") bears a portrait of British explorer Capt. James Cook, for whom the islands are named. French ...

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  6. Atua: Polynesia's Virile and Sacred Gods Reign Over Saint Louis Art MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | River Front Times

    Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Fisherman's god - "oramatua." Late 18th to early 19th century; wood, paint; 12.8125 by 6.125 by 5.875 inches; the British Museum, London.

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  7. Scientists Identify Coral in Ofu...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Samoa News

    ... The team, led by Stanford University marine ecologist, Stephen Palumbi set out for American Samoa and the Cook Islands, a location where they hoped to find evidence for more strong corals. They went armed with a coral stress tank, designed to mimic ...

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  8. November 2014-Amateur Radio Special Events CalendarRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | MT Shortwave Central

    ... World Wide Flora & Fauna Award (WWF). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. November 1 - 9 South Cook Islands, Just a reminder that Bill, N7OU, will once again be operating as E51NOU from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands, between ...

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  9. Heartland XV ready for new frontierRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    The national rugby Heartland XV are looking forward to their latest venture to a new rugby frontier - the Cook Islands. Selected out of New Zealand-eligible Heartland Championship players, the side usually undertakes an off-shore tour every two years.

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  10. Niue bicolor stamps of 1920 popular with Cook collectorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Linn's Stamp News

    ... island roughly 1,500 miles northeast of New Zealand. It was annexed to New Zealand in 1901 along with the Cook Islands. In 1974, it became a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand. Queen Elizabeth II remains its head of state. The ...

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  11. November 2014-Amateur Radio Special Events CalendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | MT Shortwave Central

    ... World Wide Flora & Fauna Award (WWF). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. November 1 - 9 South Cook Islands, Just a reminder that Bill, N7OU, will once again be operating as E51NOU from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands, between ...

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  12. $40m bid to resurrect derelict hotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    Two New Zealand companies have submitted a $40 million plan to restore an infamous Rarotonga resort once linked to the mafia and subject to a local curse. Auckland-based Mirage Group Ltd and Napier builder Herbert Construction NZ Ltd have lodged an Environmental Impact Assessment with a Cook Islands Government agency seeking approval to turn the derelict Sheraton Hotel site into a five star resort.

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  13. 'Priceless' book used in Cooks a century agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Dominion Post

    REMARKABLE PROGRESS: Tengaepu o te Rangi Tararo with his Cook Islands version of The Pilgrim's Progress , published in 1892 and restored by Akatarawa bookbinder Bill Tito. It cost just $10 on Trade Me, but to Tengaepu o te Rangi Tararo it's a book worth much more than that.

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  14. Mayor's frantic first yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... e retired from national politics in 2011 and did a stint in Rarotonga as New Zealand's High Commissioner to the Cook Islands for two years.

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  15. Flight check: Rarotonga to Auckland on Air NZRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    'We're 10 minutes late leaving Rarotonga as passengers take selfies outside the plane, marking the end of an era.' Photo / Martin Sykes The plane: An old-school Boeing 747-400, on Air New Zealand's last Boeing 747-400 service from the Cook Islands before retirement last month.

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  16. Australia and NZ actions on press freedoms alarmin...Read the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Scoop

    Global support for investigative journalism in Australia and New Zealand is a welcome response to law changes and a police raid, says the Pacific Freedom Forum MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014 Australia and New Zealand actions on press freedoms alarming - PFF PFF, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS Wed 15th October 2014 Global support for investigative journalism in Australia and New Zealand is a welcome response to law changes and a police raid, says the Pacific Freedom Forum "Particularly welcome is the call from the Freedom of the Press Foundation in the United States for worldwide fundraising for legal defence," says PFF Chair Titi Gabi.

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  17. Solar panels light up the Cook IslandsRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Southland Times

    Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna opened Alpine Energy subsidiary Infratec Renewables' 960-kilowatt Te Mana o Te Ra plant in Rarotonga on Monday. The country aims to produce 50 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by next year, rising to 100 per cent by 2020.

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  18. PRHG Scoops Six Major Awards at the 2014 World Travel AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | PR.com

    Pacific Resort Hotel Group is in celebration mode once again after all three of it's Cook Islands properties were honoured at the 21st annual World Travel Awards, capturing six major awards on a special night for the hotel management company. This year's Australasia Gala Ceremony was held at The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, India and it certainly lived up to it's reputation as the 'Travel Industry's equivalent to the Oscars.'

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  19. EIT Donates Nursing Books to the Cook IslandsRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | Scoop

    Student nurses in the Cook Islands have lots of extra reading to look forward to, with staff from EIT's School of Nursing donating textbooks to support their three-year training programme. Spearheading the book-donation drive, EIT's Assistant Head of School Nursing Jennifer Roberts asked her colleagues for textbooks they were no longer using.

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  20. Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Announce Six New Itineraries For 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | Travel World News

    ... one of the best wreck dives in the world. Departs October 14, 2015. Rates begin at $10,870. Fiji to The Cook Islands: Polynesian Discovery, 13 days: The ideal South Pacific getaway, this short escape will take you from Fiji's "Garden Isle" to ...

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