Cook Islands Black Pearls, the best-value souvenir Posted 20.04.2016

The Cook Islands has a proud heritage in pearling going back to the 1890s when the lagoons of Manihiki and Tongareva (Penrhyn) were harvested for...

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Anyone for cricket? Posted 21.03.2016

On the island of Rarotonga in the Southern Cooks the first game of cricket date was recorded in 1910, but it was probably played even...

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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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​Meet some Canadians who love the Cooks! Posted 18.02.2016

Several Canadians visiting the Cook Islands for lengthy vacations during the northern hemisphere winter, year after year, seem to have things in common: They enjoy...

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Serena, the Cook Islands Vaka Queen Posted 04.02.2016

The turquoise-blue water gently slapped against the hull of the single vaka paddled by 2015 Pacific Games gold medalist Serena Hunter just off the coast...

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The ‘retro’ soundtrack to a Cook Islands holiday! Posted 02.02.2016

‘Retro’, in musical terms, describes popular music reminiscent of the 50s, 60s and 70s, including such greats as Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, Eartha Kitt, Olivia...

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Creating a lifestyle in Aitutaki Posted 21.12.2015

Combine the layback lifestyle of Aitutaki with the opportunity of making a living from creating arts and crafts, and you have the perfect world for...

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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 Cook Islands dancer who inspired an artist Posted 16.08.2015

Dancer and choreographer, Jackie Tuara, has a deep passion for Cook Islands dance. She has danced for as long as she can remember, including with...

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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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