A team of overseas students and their professors is visiting the Cook Islands monitoring the Aitutaki Lagoon as part of their of their environmental studies.
The risk of indirectly helping to depopulate sister islands by bringing Pa Enua teams to Rarotonga to compete in Te Maeva Nui has to be accepted by government, says Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna.
Six times Papa Metu Ruatoe has led the Mangaia team to Rarotonga to compete in Te Maeva Nui celebrations – he’s back again for the big 50 and wishes rules could’ve been changed a bit to allow greater onstage participation.
The mighty RR Revi French naval vessel was docked at Avatiu Harbour yesterday morning as part of the French government’s assistance for Te Maeva Nui transport.
Other options will be considered if Pacific Schooners cannot deliver on its promise to transport dancers back to their home islands after 2015 Te Maeva Nui celebrations.
THE COOK Islands Government has hired an Australian specialist power and water consulting firm to help with its renewable energy project in the Southern Group islands.