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AITUTAKI is probably everyone's idea of a picture perfect tropical island and it currently has a starring role on UK television.   Three of the tiny islets or motus in its stunningly blue lagoon are the location for the reality TV show, "Shipwrecked".  It's the 5th time its been the backdrop for the series which pits two teams of  the toned and beautiful against each other in a series of challenges for a top prize of UKĀ£50,000.
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Concerns grow over new seabed mining law
Permanent residency rules tightened up
MInimum wage review underway
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Also in the news: Remote Palmerston will soon have a hostel on Raro for visiting islanders and it's due to open on a very special day

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
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Cook Islands stats staff
You won't find number crunchers any more colourful than those in the Cook Islands statistics department.    And they've been hard at work most recently analysing the results of the latest census.  Find out what they've found out about the Islands and its people

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


WHAT'S ON WHEN
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