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  1. Pew Environment group applauds new...Read the original story

    Sunday Apr 12 | Samoa News

    RAROTONGA, Cook Islands The Pew Environment Group applauds the Cook Islands for its decision to ban the possession, sale, and trade of shark products and end commercial shark fishing in more than 1.9 million square kilometers of ocean. The Cook Islands declaration follows the recent announcement by neighboring French Polynesia, creating the world's largest contiguous shark sanctuary of more than 6.7 million square kilometers .

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  2. The Cook Islands for families: Sweet surrenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Stuff.co.nz

    We've only been in the Cook Islands a few days when I start to feel an overwhelming urge to pack up and move here. Forever.

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  3. Life was a beach for cast and crew of exotic new BBC3 drama TatauRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Radio Times

    Upcoming BBC3 drama Tatau follows two British backpackers who run into otherworldly trouble in the Cook Islands. Their nightmare begins when one of them has a vision after imbibing a sacred local drink used in Maori rituals.

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  4. Rarotonga: Return to a cool, blue worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... tropical fish masses congregate. Always on the look-out for turtles and humpback whales that migrate through Cook Islands' waters in winter, my vigilance was not rewarded this time around. But the wonderful thing about diving is that there is always ...

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  5. Going full strength: Visiting Matutu Brewing Company in RarotongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Stuff.co.nz

    The entrance - more a dirt track than a driveway, really - looks like any other in Rarotonga, with overgrown tropical foliage, a few cars here and there and chickens running about. But down that path, just off the main ring road south of the resort-lined Muri Beach, something very special is happening - the Cook Islands' only local beer is being brewed.

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  6. Cook Islands: Recharged in RarotongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... to try, the island offers a vast range of places to explore on your own. It is the main island in the Cook Islands group, which is made up of 15 islands covering a total area of over 2 million sq km. It's small - the main road around the island is ...

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  7. From Cook Islands ED to WhangareiRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Scoop

    ... nurse Patricia Puna were selected as part of a health professionals exchange between Whangarei and the Cook Islands in which they have a unique Northland experience observing clinical services in the Whangarei ED and other clinical areas before ...

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  8. Pasifika festival rings in 23rd yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... 6, Maihanarei, 7, Estelle, 9, and 12-year-old brother Siana are billed as one of the best acts at this year's Cook Islands village at the Pasifika Festival. Their father, Mark Short, has been teaching them the traditional skill for the past few ...

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  9. Cook Islands: Ten top tips for RaroRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... razorback ridges and check out the views from the top. Stay alert for a glimpse of long-tailed tropicbirds or a Cook Islands fruit dove. Oddly, I encountered a curious chicken at the base of the Needle. The bush is close and humid: giant vines snake ...

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  10. Cook Islands: A lovely place to still be in loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... like that. We did everything backwards - children first, then a wedding and finally a "second" honeymoon to the Cook Islands in January for our fifth wedding anniversary, where we spotted several pairs of happy newlyweds. Our first honeymoon wasn't ...

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  11. Snowden files: NZ's spying on the familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | Stuff.co.nz

    In the Cook Islands they hold New Zealand passports, are eligible for New Zealand social services and New Zealand is responsible for their foreign affairs. The same in Niue.

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  12. Stuff's wedding of the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Stuff.co.nz

    From springing a proposal on her while she was driving, to eloping for a stunning beach-side wedding in the Cook Islands, this couple have been anything but traditional. How did you meet? Through a mutual friend back in 2010.

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  13. Top ten things to do in the Cook IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... ON THE LAGOON Stand up paddle boarding has taken off as a leisure sport during the past couple of years and the Cook Islands is a great place to give it a go. BLUE LAGOON: Stand up paddle boarding and kayaking are great ways to fit in some ...

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  14. Photo by Patrick Poitevin taken in Mangaia, Cook Islands in 2010Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Ashbourne News Telegraph

    DARKNESS will fall over Ashbourne for a few minutes next month, as nearly 90% of the sun will be blocked out by the moon as it passes by. A partial solar eclipse is due to happen shortly before 8.30am on Friday, March 20 and astronomer Patrick Poitevin has described exactly what we will see in and around Ashbourne.

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  15. JA Solar's Wise Focus On The Emerging MarketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Seeking Alpha

    ... including a 350 KW Auckland Shopping Centre project (currently the largest project in New Zealand), a 1 MW Cook Islands Rarotonga Airport project, a 1.96 MW Tuvalu islands project, and a 550 KW Fiji Radisson Hotel project. Although these projects ...

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  16. 12 most romantic isles in the South PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | CNN

    ... Its lively little Avarua town might have the best nightlife in the South Pacific. Romantic rush: A sensuous Cook Islands dance show. Hot hotel: Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa , Muri Beach, Rarotonga , Cook Islands; +682 2 8150 There are good reasons ...

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  17. 12 most romantic isles in the South PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | CNN

    ... Its lively little Avarua town might have the best nightlife in the South Pacific. Romantic rush: A sensuous Cook Islands dance show. Hot hotel: Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa , Muri Beach, Rarotonga , Cook Islands; +682 2 8150 There are good reasons ...

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  18. 'Oriental Express of seafood fraud'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Southland Times

    Over 1300 heavily subsidised Chinese boats are now licensed in the region with plans for a further 300 this year. Fishing with long-lines, many are targeting albacore tuna with some set to take over the exclusive economic zones of the Cook Islands and Samoa. 5 comments

  19. Cook Islands confirms chikungunya casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Crofs Blogs

    The Cook Islands ministry of health has confirmed seven cases of chikungunya on Rarotonga and the community is being urged to destroy potential mosquito breeding sites. Authorities in Cook Islands are urging communities to eradicate mosquito breeding areas.

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  20. Samoa Air commences services to...Read the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Samoa News

    ... can get". And of course it's the safest by far he says. Samoa Air is also pursuing other agreements from the Cook Islands to provide an Air Service to the atolls of Puka Puka and Manihiki and on to Penrhyn Island. The Airline believes that that this ...

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