Islands will have Maori and English names
FIFA suspends Islands' football boss
Climate change policy approved Read all about it
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MY COOK ISLANDS
"Life there moves at the sort of pace which you feel God must have had in mind originally when He made the sun to keep us warm and provided the fruits of the earth for the taking..." From "An Island to Oneself" by Tom Neale who lived alone on Suwarrow for 15 years Share YOUR Cook Islands
DID YOU KNOW...???
The remains of a WWII bomber lie in the undergrowth on PENRHYN PALMERSTON is the only island that Captain Cook set foot on himself Captain Bligh discovered AITUTAKI 18 days before the mutinty on the Bounty
6-23 Mar: Golden Ukulele Festival
25-28 Mar: Pursuit in Paradise Aitutaki marathon
26 Apr-9 May: Dancer of the Year contests 2019 events diary in detail
PALMERSTON is so remote, it wasn't even properly positioned on maps until 50 years ago. And this tiny island is owned and populated entirely by the direct descendants of a British man and his wives who claim links to the UK's royal family and speak with the remnants of a English Midlands dialect
One of the most amazing sights in the Islands is the night sky...with almost no light pollution, it's like being in a planetarium. And now that beauty has been captured as never before. Take a look through "a window on the universe"