Danielle Metuariki Purua from Aitutaki gave birth to her first baby, a boy Samuel Ngatere Nga Jnr at 1.01am, weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces.
Purua was transferred to Rarotonga from her home island three weeks ago.
She said she was happy her son is the first baby to be born on the island in 2020, and was looking forward to returning home.
Tiaretaina Teariki Tutini Mailau also gave birth on New Year’s day to a baby girl. She was born at 8.05pm and weighed 8 pounds.
It’s her fourth child and third daughter, and Mailau said she and her husband are yet to decide on a name for her.