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Staying at the Atiu Villas in the Cook Islands.

Location: On Atiu Island, a 45-minute flight from Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. The villas are tucked into a tropical garden on the edge of native bush. Check-in experience: Is there such a thing as a bad welcome in the Cook...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US Coast Guard saves lives en-route to Honolulu.

Just a day after taking part in a multi-national rescue drill over Auckland Harbour, the crew of a US Coast Guard C-130 Hercules has helped save six Tongan fishermen while en-route home to Honolulu.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Tongan youth suicide prevention.

Tongan Youth Suicide Prevention in Aotearoa was developed in collaboration between researchers at Auckland University of Technology and the University of Auckland, with funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Pacific nations may face droughts, floods if El NiƱo develops this year.

Source: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme Country: Fiji, World Drought, dust and increased bushfires are likely in countries of the Western Pacific, while in the Eastern Pacific, higher rainfall could lead to flooding and pollution of water sources.Meteorologists warn that there is twice the normal ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Teretonga Park Retains Premier Event.

Teretonga Park in Invercargill has been confirmed as one of the venues for next season’s Premier Motorsport Championship. The circuit has been allocated the weekend of 19-21 January 2018 for the event.

- Scoop NZ - NZ