Right - The distinctive tangaroa design of the $1 coin will be retained when a new set of coinage goes into circulation later this year
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New coins for 50th anniversary of self-rule Read all about it
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 this year could be especially memorable Find out what's on the calendar
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!