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The only marked grave on the island of Muralug, part of the Torres Strait Islands, belongs to Rarotonga man Marama – a marine diver according to the headstone.
Mynahs were introduced to Atiu in 1916 by the Cook Islands government to control stick insects which were damaging the copra industry on the island. They soon became a pest in their own right. Journalist Sally Nowlan wrote this story after recently re-visiting Atiu.
Aitutaki – not only the lagoon
Czech astronomer, photographer and journalist, Petr Horálek fell in love with the Cook Islands in 2010 when he visited Rarotonga for the first time.
Czech astronomer, photographer and journalist, Petr Horálek fell in love with Cook Islands in 2010 when he visited Rarotonga for the first time. He recently returned, and has written about his experience after visiting several islands to view the marvels of the universe – from paradise.
Sandra Bueti and husband Vince recently travelled to the Cook Islands to retrace the footsteps of her father, Neil Cooper, who had visited the South Pacific roughly 70 years ealier. The adventurous Cooper documented his travels with what is now a treasure trove of photos.
As the nation celebrates 49 years of self-government in the middle of a bitter post-election period with nine petitions, it is appropriate to look back to 1998 and review what had been recommended for political reform at that time.
With the focus put on waste management recently by the Democratic Party outlining its policy on the subject, the release of a new Asian Development Bank report on the challenges faced in this area by the Cook Islands is timely.
In 1980, The National Film Unit in New Zealand gifted Te Papa Museum (known then as the National Museum) a collection of black and white glass plate negatives by George Robson Crummer, an amateur photographer resident in Rarotonga from 1890.