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CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: Border set to reopen between NZ and Islands on 16 May
 Vaccinations to start soon but oppostion leader says it should have been before borders open

Dengue fever spreading fast and new virus on Rarotonga remains a mystery
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New airline puts Wellington and Christchurch plans on hold
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CORONARIVUS UPDATE: BORDER SET TO REOPEN
Two way quarantine-free travel with New Zealand set to start on 16 May
"Alert Level 1: Prepare" which means COVID-19 is not present in the Cook Islands and is controlled in New Zealand with no community transmission.
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At around 18 million years old, MANGAIA is the most ancient island in the Pacific. It's not a beautiful island in the usual sense, but it is an island of great beauty. Sandy beaches are few, but the only footprints are likely to be yours, as tourism is still in its infancy. And UK visitors can expect a particularly warm welcome from residents who, although fiercely proud of their home, still call themselves British!

Mangia looking towards the ocean