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CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: Border restrictions relaxed but tourists are still not allowed
'CookSafe' tracing system could have to be compulsory
Bid to make cultural village a world heritage site
Parents warned after chicken pox outbreak
NZ appoints new High Comm
Coronation of new king on Mangaia
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Most events in 2020 have been cancelled, but some are still planned
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Border closed with exemptions for permit holders and returning residents who must undergo testing and quarantine
Islands remain Covid-free
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Penrhyn (Tongareva)  aerial
Lying just below the equator and nearly 850 miles (1365 kms) from Rarotonga, PENRHYN is the largest atoll in the islands with a vast and stunning lagoon.  Islanders farm pearls and pearl shell.  And the remains of a a World War II bomber lies amid the lush landscape..a relic with quite a story behind it

Hand-woven hats are a speciality and best described as art from the heart.  Nearby  Manihiki is the centre of pearl farming