Things visitors might like to know about the flora and fauna of the Cook Islands Posted 05.04.2017

When Gerald McCormack came to the Cook Islands in 1980 as the government's schools science advisor, he was surprised students were not being taught about...

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​Giants in the Harbour Posted 25.12.2016

According to Stephenie Jansen, owner and skipper of Rarotonga’s popular semi submersible, Raro Reef Sub, one of the breath-taking moments for her passengers is catching...

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Gerald McCormack and the mountain tracks of Rarotonga Posted 12.11.2016

Gerald McCormack is Director of the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust. He has worked with the Cook Islands Government since 1980 as Science Advisor to...

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​The Black and White Pearls of Aitutaki ​ Posted 01.09.2016

Game fishing around Aitutaki is some of the most accessible in the South Pacific with plentiful Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and Yellow Fin Tuna; similarly, the...

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Adventures in Paradise Posted 03.08.2016

For three law students in their early twenties from Australia’s Gold Coast, a ten-day holiday in Rarotonga in May turned out to be their special...

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FAQs about game fishing off Rarotonga Posted 03.03.2016

Seafari is Rarotonga’s longest operating charter boat. Based at Avatiu Harbour, its owners, Kevin and Sharon, answer a few ‘frequently asked questions’ about fishing charters...

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Raro sea change for former policewoman Posted 19.09.2015

One of the most fulfilling visitor experiences on Rarotonga is a cruise on the Cook Islands only 'Reef Sub', a semi-submersible vessel in which guests...

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The island of Atiu - pristine, peaceful and uncrowded Posted 02.08.2015

Atiu is a small island with big surprises. Also known as Enuamanu (land of the birds), Atiu is only 187 kms from the main island...

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​Meet Sabine, eco-warrior of the Cook Islands Posted 08.04.2015

When you visit The Dive Centre (aka The Big Fish) at Aroa Beach in Rarotonga you get the feeling everything is well-organised and in good...

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