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CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: Tighter border controls, mask wearing rules and tougher penalties in new law
Tourism Corporation launches 'Cook Islands Promise'

State funeral for former PM, Marurai
More delays over gay rights law change
New licences could mean better internet
Rare harvest on Mitiaro of fish delicacy
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Most events in 2020 have been cancelled. If you're hoping to visit in 2021, you can find out what normally takes place when by looking at this
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Islands remain Covid-free
Border closed with exemptions only for permit holders and returning residents. Quarantine restrictions eased, and new hopes for "tourism travel bubble" soon
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MAUKE is the garden of the Islands....and although it's only a 45 minute flight from Rarotonga, it's a world away in lifestyle. It also boasts the world's largest banyan tree and a church which was literally divided down the centre because of an argument over interior decoration. Visitors are few, but can expect great warmth and hospitality - 'ui tupuna' as islanders call it


The unique Divided Church
Kia Orana is the usual greeting and means 'may you live long'
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