At 60kg, big tongue-lolling Onion is not typical of the world-famous small, stumpy Raro dog. But very little is typical now as Cook Islands’ long white beaches empty of tourists and their friendly companions.
When Arorangi Prison went into lockdown because of the threat of Covid-19, the co-operation of inmates and their families was praised by Minister of Corrections George Angene and Superintendent Teariki Purua.
Papa Jack has climbed hundreds of coconut trees – back on Nassau, it was to get coconuts. More recently on Raro, the champion climber who works for Koka Lagoon Cruises has become a star with the tourists; his name appears in dozens of travel stories in international media.