CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: Tighter border controls and mask wearing rules. One way corridor to NZ from 21 Jan.
Hope of a two way travel bubble with NZ by March
Water shipment saves Tongareva (Penrhyn) from drought
Pollution makes Muri lagoon unsafe for swimming
New airline plans plans Wellington and Christchurch flights
Dead turtle prompts call to curb plastic pollution Read all about it
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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 NZ for Islanders from 21 January (see news page) Latest Covid status information
Kia Orana is the usual greeting and means 'may you live long'
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