In one of the most important traditional ceremonies to be held on Rarotonga for many years, George Freddric Taripo’s (Tama Ariki) investiture will begin at 6am today.
Miss Cook Islands Reihana Koteka-Wiki has done our small country proud by ranking in the top 30 for the Miss World pageant held on December 8 in China.
An historical event will take place tomorrow morning when George Freddric Taripo (Tama Ariki) is invested with the title of Makea George Karika Ariki.
It is with a great sense of pride that the government of the Cook Islands has been able to gift the Cook Islands Voyaging society and the vaka Marumaru Atua $255,000 so she can be restored and repaired after the devastating fire last year at Avatiu, says prime minister Henry Puna.
A proposed maximum stay of eight months for international visitors to the Cook Islands other than New Zealanders will address an issue that has seen non-Cook Islanders leveraging bona fide visitor provisions in the Cook Islands Entry, Residence and Departure Act 1971-72 (ERD) to remain in this country indefinitely.
Wayne Price from Brisbane, Australia has visited the Cook Islands numerous times, twenty one times in fact, winning the online International Visitors Survey award.