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2015 is the 50th anniversary of self-rule in the Cook Islands and a whole year of special events are being planned to mark the occasion.   Provisional details have just been released so you can discover how a trip next year could be especially memorable
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18th: Santa parade, Rarotonga (4 pm)
Christmas in the Park, Rarotonga
Boxing day touch rugby tournament
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Across the lagoon
Captain Bligh called AITUTAKI a "charming little spot" when he discovered it just days before the mutiny on the Bounty.   And it's still one of the most beautiful places on the planet, with a lagoon so blue you'd think it had been painted that colour and a hotel resort which has been voted best in the world.
Photo: One Foot Island by Marcus Gleinig

One Foot Island in Aitutaki lagoon