FIRST LIGHT on a glassy palm-fringed Rarotonga lagoon is as picturesque as it gets, but it’s what lies beneath the surface of the crystal waters that draws Charlotte Piho to the depths below every time she returns home to the Cook Islands.
While most youngsters are content to just play games on their smartphones, Tai Eraio is searching deep into space above Rarotonga every day and night, tracking the International Space Station on his phone.
Gerald McCormack director of the Natural Heritage Trust, explains the story behind the success of establishing the Kura (Rimatara Lorikeet) on Atiu, where the bird had previously been absent for 200 years.
When Jonathan Milne and his family decided to move to Rarotonga, there was never any question their 11-year-old terrier Rusty would come with them. After all, their three boys had grown up with him. But then, they ran into problems.
The publication of a new edition of glossy magazine Lokal is a triumph over adversity, telling the stories of the Cook Islands for a younger audience who long for home.