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town (est. pop. 2,600), capital, largest town, and main port of the Cook IslandsCook Islands,
island group (2006 pop. 19,569), 90 sq mi (234 sq km), S Pacific, SE of Samoa; a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand. It consists of 15 small islands and is comprised of two main groups, the Southern (or Lower) Cook islands (Rarotonga,
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, located on the N coast of RarotongaRarotonga
, formerly Goodenough's Island,
volcanic island (2006 pop. 15,153), 26 sq mi (67 sq km), South Pacific, capital of the Cook Islands. The most southwesterly of the group, it is also the largest, most important, and by far the most populous.
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. A trading center for locally produced fruit and fish, it is also a tourist hub. Among its points of interest are the Cook Island Christian Church (1853), the National Cultural Center, and a traditional market. An international airport is nearby.
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I stayed in a small motel called Kii Kii in Tupapa, near the township of Avarua.
I also visited an old friend -- Jack Cooper who owns Trader Jacks Restaurant & Bar in Avarua, which has stunning views over a lagoon.
The originals and typescripts of the Land Court records are held at the Cook Island's Justice Department, Avarua, Rarotonga.
It costs around 10 NZ dollars from the police office in Avarua and it's a great souvenir.
My favourite was a lively bar/ diner called Trader Jacks, which overlooks Avarua harbour.
Abstracts on disk can be mailed to PO Box 109, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.