Manihiki


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Manihiki

(mänĭhē`kē), atoll, c.2 sq mi (5.2 sq km), South Pacific, in 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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. It comprises 12 islets; the whole group that includes Manihiki and Penrhyn is also often designated Manihiki. Manihiki was discovered in 1822 by Americans and became a British protectorate in 1889. In 1901 it became part of the New Zealand Cook Islands administration. Copra and pearl shell are the main exports. Manihiki is also known as Humphrey Island.
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Try your hand at spear fishing in Rarotonga, eco tours in Atiu, cave exploration in Mangaia and black pearl diving in Manihiki.
The crew of a New Zealand air force P3 Orion found a man and his 6-year-old nephew, who had been missing overnight in a 5-meter aluminum boat, 70 km northwest of Manihiki Atoll in the northern Cook Islands, said the Rescue Coordination Center New Zealand ( RCCNZ).
Information on early head styles in the other northern atolls is lacking; Yamaguchi (1995: 49) reports a single late prehistoric pearlshell fish-hook from Tongareva with a Class 132 head form (see also undated hook from Manihiki in Skinner 1942: 278).
In 1997, the island Manihiki was struck by the devastating cyclone Martin.
AW Murray, were from Lifu and Mare in the Loyalty Islands, and, later, from Aitutaki, Rarotonga and Manihiki in the Cook Islands, and from Samoa and Niue.
In 2001, a bacterial pearl shell disease outbreak at Manihiki caused by a combination of over-farming and high water temperatures wiped out almost half the juvenile oyster population.
Thanks to pearls, Air Rarotonga can afford to operate regular flights to Manihiki and Penrhyn, making life a little easier for the 1,750 inhabitants of the Northern Group.