Suggestions for ‘Cindy’

Friday March 02, 2018 Written by Published in Politics
THREE FOOD -LOVING Cook Islanders suggested that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern should enjoy a famous Palace Burger when she is in Rarotonga next week. Graphic by the Cook Islands News design team. 18030121 THREE FOOD -LOVING Cook Islanders suggested that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern should enjoy a famous Palace Burger when she is in Rarotonga next week. Graphic by the Cook Islands News design team. 18030121

WITH THE impending arrival of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, CINews asked our readers what they’d like to see her do while on the rock.

 

A number of creative responses were received, as people suggested where to go, what to do and what to eat.

Geoffrey Thor suggested that she go to Tumuora CrossFit for a workout, but if that was too strenuous, he did have a couple of sections that needed the grass cut.

Brendan Tuareka, meanwhile, suggested that she get a Cook Islands driver’s licence for her to take home as a gift, and Mareva Toma-Aiturau said she should eat and drink bush food with Pa after climbing the needle.

A number of people, including Madeline Sophie, suggested that she jump on a party bus, before remembering that she was in fact pregnant.

Jennifer Taylor proposed something more relaxing, saying that Ardern would love the Punanga Nui market, and she could imagine the Kiwi PM mixing and mingling with the people.

Although she has a jam packed schedule on her two-day visit, Rose Pori Makea believed that she would get a huge benefit from just jumping into the beautiful Rarotonga ocean.

“Have a day to just relax and enjoy the hospitality of the locals and scenery. It’s paradise,” she said.

If ‘Cindy’, as she is affectionately known, wanted to spend time in one of the outer islands, Rose Marsters said that a day trip to Aitutaki would be a great idea, for some rest and relaxation.

As Ardern will be here on International Women’s Day, Vivi Tbsl Carryon said that someone should take her on the taro patch and show her the Cook Islands women power in planting.

If she wanted a more permanent reminder of her trip, Paniora Paniora recommended that she go to Polynesian Tattoos and get a sleeve.

However, with the upcoming baby in mind, Nalynee Tuhi had a fairly simple suggestion with how she should spend her time on the island.

 “She's pregnant, so my advice is take it easy and relax.”

            - Conor Leathley

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