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Outer Islands

Pa Enua sold out at Trade Days

Wednesday August 01, 2018

Organised by the Business Trade and Investment Board (BTIB), the BCI Trade Days have proved to be a roaring success for Pa Enua stallholders, with many already having sold out of their products.

An electrical fault in a kitchen appliance is thought to have caused a fire which completely destroyed three accommodation units and a beach bar at the Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort on Sunday afternoon.

Ambitious plan unveiled

Saturday July 28, 2018

Outer islands residents have suffered “economic vacancy” in silence for far too long, while Rarotonga and Aitutaki enjoy the bounty of “developed” status economy without them, says Merchant of Paradise Fred Webb. Webb is calling for support for Merchant of Paradise’s ambitious development plan for the outer islands, in partnership with Chinese interests under One China Policy (OCP). 

Tarani Greig and Monica Boucek so enjoyed their trip to the northern islands on the Layar Mas recently, they decided to write a story about it. This is their account of a trip of a lifetime, to Manihiki and Rakahanga.

The thunderous beat of traditional drums resounded around the port of Avatiu yesterday afternoon as the vessel Tahiti Nui entered the harbour, carrying around 180 people from Manihiki.

Hundreds arrive from Pa Enua

Tuesday July 17, 2018

A huge crowd of people thronged Avatiu Wharf yesterday afternoon, ready to greet family and friends arriving on Rarotonga from the islands of Rakahanga, Penrhyn, Pukapuka and Nassau.

Bank to close Aitutaki branch

Wednesday July 11, 2018

The ANZ bank has decided to close its Aitutaki branch, citing the low number of customers on the island as a key factor.

It will cost nearly $1.8 million to transport outer islanders participating in Te Maeva Nui celebrations to Rarotonga and to return them to their home islands at the end of the monster celebration.

Warning against pa’ua harvest

Thursday July 05, 2018

The Ministry of Marine Resources has confirmed that it advised against the harvest of pa’ua (giant clams) from the uninhabited island of Manuae by the Aitutaki Island Government (AIG) for the upcoming Te Maeva Nui Constitution celebrations.

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