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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 (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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. 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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At the plenary level, the Commission adopted, without a vote, two sets of recommendations, namely the recommendations in regard to the submission made by the Cook Islands in respect of the Manihiki Plateau, and the recommendations in respect to the submission made by Uruguay.
Among the topics discussed are geochemical and geochronological constraints on the evolution of the Azores Plateau, the Shatsky Rise ocean plateau structure from two-dimensional multi-channel seismic reflection profiles and implications for oceanic plateau formation, lithium isotope evidence for magmatic assimilation of hydrothermally influenced crust beneath oceanic large igneous provinces, topographic expression of the Danger Islands Troughs and implications for tectonic evolution of the Manihiki Plateau in the western equatorial Pacific Ocean, and environmental consequences of Ontong Java Plateau and Kerguelen Plateau volcanism.
The mid-Cretaceous is a period known as one of the cores of the formation of LIPs such as the Ontong Java, Manihiki, and Hikurangi plateaus (ca.
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).(New Zealand-Rescue)
Returning a year and a half later, he took on several challenging projects, including work on coastal circulation and habitat enhancement for black pearls in the remote Northern Cook Islands atoll of Manihiki. He also worked on coastal vulnerability to climate change in Tarawa (Kiribati) and the Suva region in Fiji.
Entre lentos sorbos de vino y complacido de su voz recorre una vez mas aquella reluciente playa de las Samoa o Fenix o Manihiki, saluda con una inclinacion de cabeza al grupito de nativos, a la izquierda, y luego se encamina resueltamente hacia la choza que asoma por debajo de las palmeras, a la derecha, se demora un momento en las sombras de la galeria, extiende la mano y empuja la puerta roja ...
Try your hand at spear fishing in Rarotonga, eco tours in Atiu, cave exploration in Mangaia and black pearl diving in Manihiki.
But the matter came to prominence for me most recently during three recent post-disaster assignments on which I was engaged in three different South Pacific countries--the first of which involved the assessment of the viability of a community of about 600 people on the tiny atoll of Manihiki in the northern group of the Cook Islands that had been overwhelmed by a 30 metre wave during a cyclone with the loss of 20 lives (Taylor, 1999).
The first commercial farms were set up on Manihiki in 1989 and today over a hundred farms on Manihiki produce cultured pearls from the two million oysters below the surface of the lagoon.
''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.