The support of Cook Islanders – from Rarotonga to some of the communities most devastated by this summer’s bushfires – has brought tears to Australian eyes.
From Kuala Lumpur with President Barack Obama, to Ma’uke with her family, environmental leader Jackie Rongo has certainly been getting around lately.
Cook Island’s Conservation group, Te Ipukarea Society is urging families to rethink their consumption of plastic products over the summer period.
Cook Islands ranks among the world’s worst affected in terms of casualties and people impacted by disasters, the European Commission says. It names Cook Islands as one of the badly-affected Pacific nations.