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Cook Islands Dancer of the Year Competition
20 Mar 2019

The National Dancer of the Year - Te Mire Ura 2019 kicks off on Thursday 2nd May at the National Auditorium with the Juniors and the Intermediate sections. This will be followed by the Masters, Golden Oldies & Expat section on Friday 3rd May at the Rehab Nightclub. Wrapping up the week of dancing is the Senior Open section on Thursday 9 May at the National Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased from the Cook Islands National Library. For more information contact the Ministry of Culture on +682 20725.

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2019 Air New Zealand Triathlon - Rarotonga 4th May
11 Mar 2019

The Cook Islands Triathlon Association Inc. (CITAI) invite locals and visitors alike to join them for swimming, cycling and running around the beautiful tropical island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

This local club meets bi-weekly during November to May, and annually each May they host the popular Rarotonga Triathlon! Join in for an unforgettable fitness challenge in paradise - come one, come all. There are various events throughout the year so you can push yourself as much or as little as you like. 

The 2019 Air New Zealand Triathlon is... read more

Aitutaki Day Tour
28 Feb 2019

One of our many wonders in the Cook Islands is the beautiful island of Aitutaki! 
Here is how you can explore Aitutaki for one unforgettable day!

The Aitutaki Day Tour operates daily: Mondays to Saturdays from Rarotonga, departing at 8 am and returning by 5.30 pm. Coach transfer from all hotels and motels to Rarotonga International Airport are available for an 8 am departure to Aitutaki. The flight takes forty minutes on our thirty four passenger Saab 340 pressurised regional airliner.

On arrival at Aitutaki you will be taken on a one hour... read more

Cook Islands Rukau
21 Feb 2019

Cook Islanders and people from throughout the Pacific region have this vegetable as their staple green vegetable. Today we have added to our choices. Travel has enriched our lives. Cook Islanders have embraced the aromas, colours and textures of flavours they have found in the kitchens of the world. Indeed many Cook Islanders may be spied working in kitchens of some of the most prestigious kitchens in New Zealand and Australia. The taste of home for us is still the 'rukau'. 

When in Rarotonga, visit the Punanganui Market on a week day and... read more

What To Bring On A Cook Islands Holiday
14 Feb 2019

The Cook Islands is the perfect holiday destination for singles, couples, families and large groups!

One question we always get asked when guest are planning to travel to the Cook Islands, is what do they need to bring with them?
The Cook Islands has definately changed over recent years as you can find almost everything here in our local stores! 

Here are a few things we recommend packing for your holiday in the Cook Islands:

  • Clothing - when it comes to the Cook Islands often the weather is always hot with occasional showers - we recommend... read more
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