SANTA CLAUS came in late to the interview with a face like thunder and plonked his ample frame down in a way that felt like a mini earthquake.
MORE than 230mm of rain poured down on Rarotonga between Friday afternoon and Saturday evening – that’s 100mm more than the average November monthly level.
BY JUMPING the legal gun and signing a purse-seine fishing deal with the European Union before the issue was decided by the High Court, the government could have opened Cook Islands up to being sued by the financial powerhouse.
Xinling Gao (Coco), is a journalist with the Shanghai Morning Post in Shanghai, China. Recently she and her friend Daisy embarked on an adventure to follow their dreams, spending a year and a half travelling to Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Australia. In the days following their visit to Rarotonga and Aitutaki, Coco wrote a story about their trip, which she kindly gave to CI News.
THE WAVES cupped the stern of the vaka, splashing over her as she ploughed through the vastness that is the blue haze of Moana O Kiva.
OVER 50 guests at the National Museum on Thursday evening took the opportunity to preview a collection of special art works created by students from Rarotonga, Atiu, Mangaia and Atitutaki.