AITUTAKIis 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 READ ALL ABOUT IT
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 Share YOUR Cook Islands
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