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Mini golf club for family fun

Saturday August 20, 2016 Written by Published in Hot on the Rock
Nooroa Apera and Renna Aumata launched their new family business on Monday and are hoping plenty of people will call in for some family fun. 16081720 Nooroa Apera and Renna Aumata launched their new family business on Monday and are hoping plenty of people will call in for some family fun. 16081720

IF YOU are looking for a fun filled activity for your group of friends or family, the Aumata Mini Golf club in Inave Arorangi is the new place to go.

 

You won’t miss the big orange sign on the Arorangi main road and the golf course’s surroundings will make a great day’s outing.

The club opened on Monday this week and offers not only plenty of golfing fun, but also delicious food, with something for everyone.

One of the directors of the venture, Renna Aumata said the plan to start the project came about a year ago when old age was catching up with his uncle and farming was no longer an option for him.

“He wasn’t getting any younger and when I came over to Rarotonga I told him we needed to do something for the family’s future.”

Aumata said the family then made a combined effort to come up with a business plan to make use of the land.

“When I returned from New Zealand with this idea, the family got together and it took us more than a year to go through all the paper processes. It’s been a long project.”

He said the total cost of setting up the new business was more than $400,000 and they hope that it will benefit both the family and the Cook Islands economy.

“We have had fantastic response from the public in the last two days and tourists and locals have enjoyed themselves.

“It’s the atmosphere that really appeals to people because the business is family orientated and we have priced it to ensure families can come and make the most of it.

The mini golf course caters for all ages, and offers special prices for families and large groups who can make bookings to ensure the course is available and finish at a timely fashion.

The business is open from 10am to 9pm every day except Sunday when it opens around midday.

The course has18 holes and features two ponds, two waterfalls and stepping stones. There is also a collection of sea creatures including sharks, fish and an octopus that were designed by Aumata himself.

The area is surrounded by palm trees and the attractive landscaping was done by the family.

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  • Comment Link John Ngaro Tuesday, 25 October 2016 01:30 posted by John Ngaro

    Kia Orana ete bro Tearoa Aumata, ko au teia John T Ngaro, our group that came there for the game, they just want to say thank you maata for your hospitality, they enjoyed every moment when they were there playing mini golf, say hello to the family there and your staff members anyway na te Atua tatou e tiaki mai Thanks onece again from our group John T Ngaro family reunion 2016

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