Saturday 25 August 2012 | Published in Regional
As well as the friendly smiles of the Cook Islands people – leaders arriving on the island for the Pacific Leaders Forum will receive a unique gift basket.
The Kia Orana basket is stocked with beautiful Cook Islands products.
Forum logistics coordinator Jaewynn McKay is pictured here with a number of the Kia Orana gift baskets for the 16 leaders attending the week-long series of meetings and discussions.
The kikau baskets include Rito Cook Islands oils and soaps, Te Tika cosmetic products, playing cards by local artist Joan Cragg, postcards printed by CINews.PRINT, sun dried bananas or piere and a ready to wear hand painted pareu to name a few of the goodies.
The baskets will be in the rooms at the ready when leaders arrive.
Delegates following their leaders will receive re-usable bags packed with all the information on the forum including meeting schedules for the 43rd gathering of Pacific leaders and international observers.