Six young Cook Islands men are at last remembered on the World War One Roll of Honour, a century after they returned home sick and injured to die. Jonathan Milne and Anneka Brown report.
It is with a sense of great relief, says Prime Minister Henry Puna, that the New Zealand government, Defence Force and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will finally honour in a way befitting of their sacrifice, six of our brave Soldiers who served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War One.
Honouring the sacrifice of these six Cook Islands men rights a century-old wrong.
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Government decided the pearl industry was failing on the basis of a flawed official report, a well-known pearl farmer says.