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GENERAL ELECTION: CIP RETAINS POWER
Bribery and corruption alleged on Atiu
Opposition leader loses his seat
Recount in Mitiaro
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Depopulation outlook is bleak
Islands setting for ambitious BBC drama
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MY COOK ISLANDS
"Gentle ripples of water from the turquoise lagoon lapped at the shore.  Powder-soft white sand sparkled under the sun.  There seemed no doubt about it - this was definitely one place where Mother Nature got it right"
One journalist's view of the Islands.  Read this and more in our "World View" feature
PALMERSTON is so remote, it wasn't even properly positioned on maps until
45 years ago.  And this tiny island is owned and populated entirely by the direct descendants of a British man and his four wives who claim links to the UK's royal family and speak with the remnants of a English Midlands dialect.  It also has the unique claim to fame that it's the only one of the Cook Islands on which Captain Cook set foot himself


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The Commonwealth Games have opened in stunning style in Glasgow, Scotland and athletes from the Islands are now competing alongside 70 other nations and hoping for medals.   Meet Team Cook Islands and come back to find out how they get on at the greatest sport spectacular after the Olympics
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WHAT'S ON
Te Maeva Nui (cultural festival)
28 Jul: Float parade
29 Jul-1 Aug: Trade days
28 Jul-1 Aug: Cultural performances
2 Aug: Tangi kaara/drumming
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