THE ISLANDS ON VIDEO
The site author's own films and the best from YouTube
Cook islands video guide 2
William Marsters video
William Marsters
Telling, through song, the remarkable story of an Englishman who founded a dynasty on Palmerston

Rarotonga students guide
Rarotonga's flowering trees
Rarotonga sunrise
Rarotonga animal charity
Esther Honey Foundation
An animal charity which does remarkable work

Rarotonga gospel day video
Gospel Day celebrations
An annual event of remarkable dramas marking the arrival of Christianity

Rarotonga tour guide, Pa
Pa's Rarotonga
Meet a unique tour gide and healer

Cook Islands dance
Traditonal dance at the Saturday market
Te Hiva Nui dance troupe

Transgender respect
Promoting respect for transgender
Rarotonga Queens strut their stuff and tell their story

Atiu actuality
A lovely little film of two Atiuan children singing and strumming the ukelele

Mauke wharf
Take a trip to a favourite swimming spot

Palmerston
Life among theislanders who are all descended from an Englishman and his four wives

Marsters children
Short but endearing clip of Palmerston children singing about themselves

Canoe parade
Canoe parade
Part of the annual constitution celebrations parade
Cook Islands canoe racing
Vaka Eiva
The annual festival of internatioal canoe racing and family fun is a highlight of the year
Suwarrow
Above and below the water of this real treasure island

"Once I counted the birds"
An outstanding mix of words and pictures that will really make you think about our world.   Filmed on Suwarrow
I can't recommend this one too highly...please watch it



Diving in the Cook Islands
From the easily accessible sites on Rarotonga and Aitutaki, to the remote reefs of Suwarrow and Takutea.  Some magnificent shots of some magnificent underwater life


Manihiki: 1 of 2
Arriving on the island and doing some net fishing with the locals
Manihiki: 2 of 2
A family harvests black pearls which are the mainstay of the island
Rakahanga fishing
The islanders are experts....here catching koperu
Rakahanga: 1 of 2
A rare glimpse of the island which is home to this film-maker's mum
Rakahanga: 2 of 2
More shots of this remote island
Aitutaki from the air
Some stunning views as an Air Rarotonga plane prepares to land

Mitiaro
A mini guide to the island

Aitutaki day tour
A commercial film promoting the day trip tour which is expensive but well worth it

Cook Islands video guide 1
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This is a trip round the entire country, crossing more than 2 million square kilometres of ocean.  In PART ONE, we'll visit eight of the nine islands in the southern group, including Rarotonga and Aitutaki
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In PART TWO, I'll take you to the remaining island in the south, Palmerston where everyone has the same name because they're all descended from one Englishman who settled there with his wives in the mid 19th century.  The rest of the film takes you around the six Northern Group islands which have been described as "the stuff of dreams"!  About 10 minutes long
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Rarotonga video guide
Rarotonga
A tour of the capital island and some ideas on what to see and do
Atiu
Also known as the land of the birds...but there's much more to this island
Mangaia video guide
Mangaia
The oldest island in the Pacific with a rugged beauty of its own
Aitutaki video guide
Aitutaki
Nearest neighbour to Rarotonga.  Tour of the island and its stunning turquoise blue lagoon
Mauke video guide
Mauke
Garden of the islands and another near neighbour of Rarotonga
Jake's welcome
Jake's welcome
The islander who welcomes and bids farewell to every single visitor with a song
Students introduce their island
...and sing about it too

The flowering trees of Rarotonga
Capturing the natural beauty in January

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