59. Rarotonga

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August 12th 2009
Published: February 28th 2010
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(N) August got off to a great start for us; my team at work won a competition that took us on holiday for a week to the Pacific island of Rarotonga! It’s probably the best prize I ever won. The brochures describe Rarotonga as “a perfect circle of rock, whose centre is a volcanic peak draped in dense green jungle, which runs down to a beach of white sand lapped by blue sea”. Such is the po... Read Full Entry

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Convict FishConvict Fish
Convict Fish

So called because of the black vertical lines along the body!
Welcome to Rarotonga!Welcome to Rarotonga!
Welcome to Rarotonga!

A great welcome at the airport from Jake Numanga Senior, who has apparently been doing this for 20 years and has an MBE for services to tourism.
Welcome to the Cook IslandsWelcome to the Cook Islands
Welcome to the Cook Islands

"Recession-free oasis!"
Gravestone, Avarua churchGravestone, Avarua church
Gravestone, Avarua church

To the memory of a European "masacred by deluded natives"

26th April 2010

We WANT to go it looks amazing !
17th April 2011
Arai Te Tonga chief site

where is the marae ?
kia orana , i have lived in rarotonga for 14 years but never got to visit the marae , i am now living in new zealand and would like to know where the marae is situated ? thank you .
27th March 2013
Arai Te Tonga chief site

Response to your question
I am very sorry for the delay! Please see this link for good information. Best regards Nick. http://www.jps.auckland.ac.nz/document/Volume_12_1903/Volume_12,_No.4,_December_1903/Arai-te-tonga,_the_ancient_marae_at_Rarotonga,_by_S._Percy_Smith,_p_218-220/p1

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