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When Jonathan Milne and his family decided to move to Rarotonga, there was never any question their 11-year-old terrier Rusty would come with them. After all, their three boys had grown up with him. But then, they ran into problems.
The publication of a new edition of glossy magazine Lokal is a triumph over adversity, telling the stories of the Cook Islands for a younger audience who long for home.
The news that this country has one of the world’s highest obesity rates has been a wake-up call. Anneka Brown investigates fitness options in the Cook Islands.
At the back of Punanga Nui market is a partially-roofed wooden stall containing fruits you’ve never heard of, where an extraordinary woman creates a heady elixir for Jonathan Milne and his three boys.
Cook Islands land campaigners helping occupy traditional New Zealand Maori land say even the police don’t agree with the proposed private housing development there.
Cook Islander John Dunn has been returning home for the past 15 years to help Rarotonga Hospital with much-needed surgery.
Jonathan Milne was happy to blithely disregard the advice of those who told him to take care with scooters in the Cooks – until this week, his front wheel started sliding out on the gravel.
Aged nearly 80, Duc Nguyen has now visited 198 countries – more than are even recognised by the United Nations.
Now he has ticked off the last nation on his list and returns home to his wife in Canada.