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
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!
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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