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MY COOK ISLANDS
"Images and recollections wil be entwined in the realisation that this colletion of disparate, far-flung islands constitutes one of the loveliest, least spoiled lands on earth"
Ewan Smith, Managing Director of Air Rarotongas in his book 'The Cook Islands'
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1-5 Sep: Aquafest - Aitutaki
18-24 Sep: Round Raro road racing
20 Sep: Rugby club 15s grand finals
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"All you need to know or have in the Cook Islands is a sense of humour, a pair of old comfortable shorts, a passport and money".  That's one author's view...
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Ancient Mangaia
At around 18 million years old, MANGAIA is the most ancient island in the Pacific.  It's not a beautiful island in the usual sense, but it is an island of great beauty.  And tourists from the UK can expect a particularly warm welcome from residents who still call themselves British!

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