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Amelia Rachel Hokule’a Borofsky’s daughter’s umbilical cord is buried under a coconut tree on Pukapuka. She is working to tell these stories of the atoll, she says, before the seas rise and it’s too late.
We are a country evolving, and evolving in our relationships with the 50-plus countries we have diplomatic ties with and especially the one we have free association with; New Zealand.
Amid concerns about tourist boats getting too close and scaring whales, tough questions are being asked about how the magnificent marine mammals are to be protected for the future.
Wayne Mitchell meanders around his half acre organic farm in Titikaveka with a grin on his face, proudly showing off his produce.
A potentially serious and alarming situation is looming for many of Rarotonga's accommodators, restaurateurs, bars, traders, public and private buildings as well as private residents.
Sarah Wilson recalls the time back in 1995 when a group of Rarotonga residents became involved in a huge protest campaign against nuclear testing on the French Polynesian island of Mururoa. The local protest effort was aided by the Cook Islands government, which arranged for the voyaging canoe Te Au O Tonga to join the protest flotilla.