Cook Islands

What is Cook Islands known for?


covers called

Polynesian women excel. Tivaevae means to stitch (wiktionary:stitch) or sew (sewing) and Cook Islands women make magnificent bed covers called tivaevae. The tivaevae are either made by one woman or can be created in groups of women called ''vainetini''. The ''vainetini'' use this time together to bond, sing and catch up on village news. *Colombia – Christopher Columbus (after the Italian version of his name) *Cook Islands – Captain James Cook *Dominican Republic – Saint Dominic


palau

–Pacific relations Category:Polynesia Category:States and territories established in 1965 Category:Countries in Oceania * Bhutan * Palau, Micronesia, Federated States of (Federated States of Micronesia), Kiribati, Niue, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea * Sovereign Military Order of Malta introduced_by territorial_extent (1705–07)

, Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu *Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Liberia, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland * Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis * Cook Islands, Niue * Sovereign Military Order of Malta Parties ''193'' - Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria

, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova (Republic of Moldova), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau


defense military

Zealand. Cook Islands Government Control over both external affairs and defence (Defense (military)) rests entirely with the Cook Islands government (Government of the Cook Islands). It has full legal and executive competence in respect of its own defence and security (JCD).

;Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Judicial_Committee_of_the_Privy_Council#Overseas_jurisdiction), separate highest court of appeal (court of last resort) for New Zealand. Cook Islands Government Control over both external affairs and defence (Defense (military)) rests entirely with the Cook Islands government (Government of the Cook Islands). It has full legal and executive competence in respect of its


good work

of the original wood carvings were either spirited away by early European collectors or were burned in large numbers by missionary zealots. Today, carving is no longer the major art form with the same spiritual and cultural emphasis given to it by the Maori in New Zealand. However, there are continual efforts to interest young people in their heritage and some good work is being turned out under the guidance of older carvers. Atiu, in particular, has a strong tradition of crafts both in carving

. The method of decorating a subject with groups of incised lines, straight or curved, though often very effective and in every way suitable, is not a very advanced form of art and has decided limits. The natives of the Congo, now two nations, covered by the landmass of the Republic of the Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo does good work of this kind. **New Brunswick dollar - New Brunswick **New Zealand dollar - New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau


international personality

; instead of "independent and sovereign state", Cook Islands: Constitutional Status and International Personality, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, May 2005; page 3 despite having this capacity in all other domains besides citizenship, ref name "indep"

for relations with New Zealand, the Cook Islands (since 1965) and Niue (since 1974) are formally referred to as "state in free association with New Zealand" instead of "independent and sovereign state", Cook Islands: Constitutional Status and International Personality, New Zealand Ministry


beautiful people

The exclusive economic zone of New Caledonia covers 1.4 million square kilometres. Présentation


ancient culture

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popular public

popular. Public holidays class wikitable + '''Holidays''' ! Date !! Name - 1 January New Year's Day - 2 January Day after New Year's Day - The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday - The day after Easter Sunday Easter Monday - 25 April ANZAC Day - The first Monday in June Queen's Birthday - During July Rarotonga Gospel Day - 4 August Constitution Day (''Te Maevea Nui Celebrations


love friendship

and Tonga. Polynesia In Polynesian cultures, a lei is something that is created by someone and given to another with the intent to decorate that person for an emotional reason—usually as a sign of affection. Common reasons include greeting, farewell, affection or love, friendship, appreciation, congratulation, recognition, or to otherwise draw attention to the recipient. In Samoa, similar garlands fashioned of entire flowers, buds, seeds, nuts, plant fibers, leaves


manufacturing activities

many other South Pacific island nations, the Cook Islands' economic development is hindered by the isolation of the country from foreign markets, the limited size of domestic markets, lack of natural resources, periodic devastation from natural disasters, and inadequate infrastructure. Agriculture and tourism provide the economic base with major exports made up of copra and citrus fruit. Manufacturing activities are limited to fruit processing, clothing, and handicrafts. Trade deficits

Cook Islands

The '''Cook Islands''' ( of ocean. A View from the Cook Islands. SOPAC

The Cook Islands' defence and foreign affairs are the responsibility of New Zealand, which is exercised in consultation with the Cook Islands. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. Although Cook Islanders are citizens of New Zealand (New Zealand nationality law), they have the status of Cook Islands nationals (Cook Islander), which is not given to other New Zealand citizens.

The Cook Islands' main population centres are on the island of Rarotonga (14,153 in 2006), where there is an international airport. There is a larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand, particularly the North Island. In the 2006 census, 58,008 self-identified as being of ethnic Cook Islands Māori descent.

With about 100,000 visitors travelling to the islands in the 2010–11 financial year, tourism is the country's main industry, and the leading element of the economy (economy of the Cook Islands), ahead of offshore banking, pearls, and marine and fruit exports.

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