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  1. Pacific Islands heading for 100% renewable energyRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Ecologist

    ... converting, communities have developed better ways of using the technology and streamlining the processes." The Cook Islands and Tuvalu are also aiming for 100% renewable energy in 2050. This month a New Zealand-financed $20.5 million project was ...

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  2. Cook Islands solar energy projects openedRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Scoop

    Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna have officially opened solar arrays on the Northern Cook islands of Penrhyn and Manihiki this week, and marked the completion of the Cook Islands Solar Project. "The new solar arrays will provide over 95 per cent of the electricity needs for the villages they connect to, and deliver power to more than 230 homes and public buildings," Mr McCully says.

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  3. McCully leads Cooks visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The New Zealand Herald

    Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said in a statement that New Zealand and the Cook Islands had a "special relationship". Photo / Mark Mitchell Foreign Minister Murray McCully has taken Shane Jones, David Shearer and Winston Peters with him for his trip to the Cook Islands, where he is holding talks on dwindling island populations and renewable energy.

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  4. Plan to be at FestPac next yearRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | Pacific Daily News

    ... I had the privilege of being part of several FestPac festivals, starting with the 6th FestPac in Rarotonga, Cook Islands in 1992, and each event tries to outdo the previous. It's like living in a magical world where one encounters unbelievable ...

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  5. McCully and Parliamentary delegation to visit Cook...Read the original story

    Thursday May 7 | Scoop

    Foreign Minister Murray McCully and a Parliamentary delegation will travel to the Cook Islands next week to meet with Prime Minister Puna and mark the final stages of the $20.5 million Cook Islands Solar Project. This year we will celebrate the McCully and Parliamentary delegation to visit Cooks Foreign Minister Murray McCully and a Parliamentary delegation will travel to the Cook Islands next week to meet with Prime Minister Puna and mark the final stages of the $20.5 million Cook Islands Solar Project.

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  6. McCully and Parliamentary delegation to visit CooksRead the original story

    Thursday May 7 | Scoop

    Foreign Minister Murray McCully and a Parliamentary delegation will travel to the Cook Islands next week to meet with Prime Minister Puna and mark the final stages of the $20.5 million Cook Islands Solar Project. "This year we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cook Islands' self-government and the special relationship between New Zealand and the Cooks," Mr McCully says.

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  7. Plan to be at FestPac next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Pacific Daily News

    ... I had the privilege of being part of several FestPac festivals, starting with the 6th FestPac in Rarotonga, Cook Islands in 1992, and each event tries to outdo the previous. It's like living in a magical world where one encounters unbelievable ...

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  8. Rosalie France: Canine get a witness?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... from anything else, it's just so undignified to be seen with a bunch of panting dogs in train. Perhaps the Cook Islands could export their excess dogs to New Zealand, where they could be adopted by Kiwis who would otherwise buy a pedigree pet. After ...

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  9. Island Life with Small Luxury Hotels of the WorldaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | PRWeb

    ... all over the world. Here's its selection of the best island hotels: Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Aitutaki, Cook Islands The island of Aitutaki is as close to tropical paradise as it gets, regarded as the most beautiful of the Cook Islands with lush ...

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  10. Protests in Rarotonga against foreign fishingRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2015 | Fiji Times

    Update: 12:36PM About 400 people rallied in Rarotonga on Friday to protest the use of purse seine fishing and fish aggregation devices by foreign vessels in Cook Islands waters. Kelvin Passfield, from the environmental NGO Te Ipukarea Society, says there was a very good turnout with people, including fishers, wanting a ban on the devices and for the Cook Islands government to reduce the number of international fishing days it sells.

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  11. Real-life Jaws poster as fishermen capture incredible shot in middle of the oceanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Mirror.co.uk

    Swedish photographer Jesper Anhede captured the struggle between man and beast somewhere between the islands of Rarotonga, Cook Islands and Niue, New Zealand. The photograph makes a striking resemblance to the poster for Stephen Spielberg's classic 1975 film Jaws as the fish is dragged upwards towards the surface of the water.

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  12. Collaborative art projects to mark First World War CentenaryRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2015 | Scoop

    ... by the contributions of New Zealanders," says Creative New Zealand Senior Manager Cath Cardiff. The New Zealand Cook Islands Arts Collective received $30,000 for the exhibition Lest We Forget the 500 Cook Islands Soldiers . The work commemorates the ...

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  13. Escape to the pulchritudinous petite paradises of Small Luxury HotelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | Examiner.com

    A recent press dinner put on by Small Luxury Hotels , at West Hollywood's Soho House , motivated my wonder lust as representatives of various lodgings spoke about their product from the eden-like Betsy in Miami's chic South Beach to Pacific Resort Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. The LA Travel Diva prefers boutique hotels over towering, elevator-operated behemoths, especially if they're near a beach.

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  14. Escape to the pulchritudinous petite paradises of Small Luxury HotelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | Examiner.com

    A recent press dinner put on by Small Luxury Hotels , at West Hollywood's Soho House , motivated my wonder lust as representatives of various lodgings spoke about their product from the eden-like Betsy in Miami's chic South Beach to Pacific Resort Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. The LA Travel Diva prefers boutique hotels over towering, elevator-operated behemoths, especially if they're near a beach.

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

    Apr 12, 2015 | 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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  16. The Cook Islands for families: Sweet surrenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | 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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  17. Life was a beach for cast and crew of exotic new BBC3 drama TatauRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | 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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  18. Rarotonga: Return to a cool, blue worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | 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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  19. Going full strength: Visiting Matutu Brewing Company in RarotongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | 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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  20. Cook Islands: Recharged in RarotongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | 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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