As the often controversial and much-beleaguered vessel the Tiare Taporo prepares to soon set sail again for the first time in almost two years, CINews takes a look back at the boat’s turbulent past. In part two of this series the Tiare Taporo finally departs Canada but ends up causing political strife back home in the Cook Islands.
During his third visit to Rarotonga, Tom Clancy novelist Marc Cameron was gracious enough to sit down with CINews journalist Conor Leathley for a lengthy discussion of his life and writing.
One of the most intriguing stories involving the Cook Islands began on Aitutaki on the morning of August 31, 1917, when six smartly-dressed and well-groomed men made an unexpected arrival
Papa T Williams is a Cook Island Maori descended from Rakahanga and Manihiki Islands, from the Northern Group of the Cook Islands. His mother is a New Zealand Maori descended from Ngapuhi, Nga- tiwhatua, and Waikato Maori.
Between 1916 and 1917, the New Zealand Tunnelling Company linked an underground system of quarries beneath the Western Front in France, and named them after New Zealand places to help themselves stay oriented underground.
This CI News feature is from part two of a two-part paper, “Rethinking the Cook Islands’ free association agreement with New Zealand.” It was written by Berlin, Germany-based Evelyn Marsters in her capacity as a consultant on international development issues.