A group of Cook Islanders who have previously resided in Australia for an extended period will be hosting a special event for Australia’s High Commissioner to the Cook Islands Dr Christopher Watkins on Australia Day.
Te Ara O Te Onu Cook Islands has released the endangered Hawksbill turtle named Terangi that was found trapped in a fishing net, into the lagoon in Tikioki, after a short “staycation” in the salt water pool at Ocean Escape Resort.
Rarotonga businessman Stephen Lyon and his long-time partner Lovelyn Gatchalian exchanged their vows in front of family and close friends this week. The wedding held at Ra Mura in Betela, Arorangi, was a special one – it was the first wedding of the year.
As the government's exploration application process moves forward, a local environmental NGO is recommending only a “very small area” be given out at first for seabed mining exploration in order to determine potential impacts.