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The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands

The 15 Cook Islands, which lie roughly 3,000 km north-east of Auckland, are tiny flecks in a vast expanse of ocean. The northern group are mainly low-lying atolls, while the southern group are primarily volcanic and generally have higher relief. The islands lie roughly midway between Tahiti in the east and American Samoa to the west.

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Carl Walrond, 'Cook Islanders - Migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015