The grief and loss of loved ones and losing one’s home because of climate change is real, says development consultant Dr Christina Newport.
As a half-masked sun rose today, resorts in Muri and on Rarotonga’s east coast were this morning letting their guests know where to watch the eclipse.
Once, solar eclipses caught ancient cultures unaware; they fled terrified, believing they’d angered the gods. Now astronomers can predict them – and those with enough money pursue an eclipse around the planet.
Cooks tourism should capitalise on eclipse and stargazing.
Next month’s solar eclipse will draw astronomy enthusiasts to the Pacific Ocean south of the Cook Islands and French Polynesia.
Teina MacKenzie, the Pacific Women in Maritime Association vice president, recently attended the World Maritime University 3rd International Women's Conference in Sweden.
Cook Islands Meteorological Services staff members attended a training for weather and communication systems in Hawaii earlier this week.