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SHORTCUTS TO PARADISE:  Discover the most visited islands
Where on earth are the Cook Islands?
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NEWS FROM THE ISLANDS     An exclusive summary
Lagoons under threat from pollution
World's largest marine park planned
Mauke invests a new king
Iconic little resort taken over by big group
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Pristine reef like this off Takutea will be protected as part of the ambitious plans for a marine park covering 1.8 m sq. kms
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MY COOK ISLANDS
 
"You want to call this place paradise even though you know that word is carelessly over-used. But these tiny unspoilt islands in the South Pacific really are paradise - pure, without a hint of tourism's razzle, islands out of fantasies..."
Ann Rickard writing in Australia's 'Sunshine Coast Daily' .  Read that and more about the Islands as seen through the eyes of the world

 

ISLANDS' INSIGHT
Woman creating tivaevae
Rito hat
Love, patience and skills handed down through generations go into producing some of the unique crafts of the Islands.
Art from the heart
Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson called SUWARROW the most romantic island in the world.  It wasn't the inspiration for her husband's famous novel,  but it is a real treasure island in more ways than one.  For 15 years it was also home to just one man.  And more recently, it was claimed as the capital of a new Russian empire!

Millions of seabirds calll Suwarrow home
Manta ray on the pristine reef
Home Island, Suwarrow
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The Hermit of Suwarrow
DID YOU KNOW...???
PALMERSTON is the only island that Captain Cook set foot on himself
The wreckage of a WWII bomber is rusting away on PENRHYN
Only about 1,000 people in the world speak the language of PUKAPUKA