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Cook Islands Rukau
14 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... read more

Aitutaki Day Tour
14 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

2019 Air New Zealand - Rarotonga Triathlon
11 Feb 2019

If you are looking for a different sort of race, this is one that most club level and age group competitors will enjoy. Competitors can compete individually or as part of a team. This race is high in enjoyment and with the opportunity to sample Polynesia – its islands and its laid back lifestyle. The social activities which have been organised for competitors and supporters ensure that your trip to the Cook Islands will be unforgettable for everyone. The week of events runs from 2 - 7 May with the main triathlon event held on Saturday the... read more

Te Mire Ura - Dancer of the Year | 26th April - 9th May 2019
08 Feb 2019

The Cook Islands Dancer of the Year competition is held annually in Rarotonga. It is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the year, with competitors from the sister islands as well as New Zealand and Australia. The competition brings together the best dancers over three age groups, junior, intermediate and senior open, many of whom have been training from a young age. Each individual passionately showcasing their skill and talent because for them this is the ultimate form of expressing joy and happiness with respect to their... read more

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