Tongareva is largely untouched by the complications of 21st century life. Existence for the people of Penrhyn, the northernmost of the Cook Islands, centres around family, church, and all that comes with being a part of a proud community.
Tongareva’s people are welcoming and proud, despite the significant challenges that come with living in the most far-flung of the Cook Islands.
The people of Tongareva have welcomed international delegates with Northern Cook Islands hospitality as work comes to a close on Exercise Tropic Twilight.
A multinational task group led by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) today handed over the new fuel depot built as part of Exercise Tropic Twilight to Cook Islands officials.
Aitutaki Hospital Charge Nurse Kura Ioane coordinated a group of men and women to come and listen to special guest, New Zealand ‘Queen of Cuisine” Anne Thorp yesterday morning.
Minister of Internal Affairs Albert Nicholas visited several Government funded social assistance projects on Mangaia last week and was impressed with the positive impact that the assistance has achieved.
The crucial new fuel depot on Penrhyn is beginning to take shape at Omoko wharf, thanks to the hardworking Exercise Tropic Twilight contingent.