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town (est. pop. 2,600), capital, largest town, and main port of the Cook IslandsCook Islands,
island group (2015 est. pop. 17,000), 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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Former Cook Islands health secretary Elizabeth Iro received a ceremonial welcome home at the start of the 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum (SPNF), held in the Cook Islands capital, Avarua, in October.
Yang's body has been taken by his family to the Cook Islands capital of Avarua, before moving on to New Zealand next, but it is yet to be determined when the family wll return to Taiwan.
AVARUA -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that the South Pacific was big enough for both the United States and China but urged the Asian power to ensure it distributes its growing aid fairly.
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.
It costs around 10 NZ dollars from the police office in Avarua and it's a great souvenir.
The two-square-mile village of Avarua was blissfully free of any recognizable franchise, and with a favor able exchange rate--and Rarotonga's proximity to oyster beds--we were on a black-pearl hunt.
POLYNESIA Country Capital Status American Samoa Pago Pago Unincorporated United States Territory Cook Islands Avarua Self-governing French Polynesia Papeete Territory of France Pitcairn Adamstown Dependent of Britain Tonga Nuku'alofa Constitutional Monarchy Tuvalu Funafuti Independent State Wallis and Futuna Mata Utu Territory of France Western Samoa Apia Independent State Population Area in Country 2001 (millions) Square Miles Currency American Samoa 0.5 76 U.S.
is: Avarua Harbour on Rarotonga, one of the Cook Islands in the Pacific
'Our countries' borders should not be used as an excuse not to help each other." With these words, Cook Islands Health Minister Vainetutai Rose Toki-Brown opened the 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum (SPNF), held in the capital, Avarua, last month.
Abstracts on disk can be mailed to PO Box 109, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.