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Embarking on a second homecoming

Saturday 9 January 2021 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Features, Weekend

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Embarking on a second homecoming
Vainepoto Tangaroa contemplates about life as the sun sets in Mauke. Photo: DANIEL FISHER. 21010725

At the beginning of 2019, Vainepoto Tangaroa traded her mum’s slice of paradise, Gisborne and Tokomaru Bay on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, for that of her late father’s, the beautiful Cook Islands. Tangaroa tells associate editor Katrina Tanirau why it’s a decision she’s glad she made.

At the beginning of 2019, Vainepoto Tangaroa traded her mum’s slice of paradise, Gisborne and Tokomaru Bay on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, for that of her late father’s, the beautiful Cook Islands. Tangaroa tells associate editor Katrina Tanirau why it’s a decision she’s glad she made.


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