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CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: Two way travel
'bubble' with NZ now unlikley before April

New dengue fever outbreak on Rarotonga
Manihiki runway upgrade on hold
New airline plans plans Wellington and Christchurch flights
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Air New Zealand plan to resume daily Auckland-Raro flights from 28 Mar


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CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Islands remain Covid-free
Borders closed with exemptions only for permit holders and returning residents. Sea ports closed to all yachts, cruise ships and leisure craft. Quarantine-free travel to and from NZ still "weeks away" (see news page)
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Kia Orana is the usual greeting and means 'may you live long'
Fascinating facts
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Many say MANIHIKI is the most beautiful of the Cook Islands.  Its huge lagoon is dotted with 43 tiny islets.  And the warm blue waters not only teem with marine life, but also provide perfect conditions for black pearl farming.  As recently as 1997 though, it was almost wiped off the map by a cyclone which left 29 people dead and hundreds more homeless.  And at just 4 metres above sea level, climate change is an ever present threat to its future

Manihiki from the air