Cook Islands Myths Legends

Cook Islands Legends, by Jon Jonassen, is a short anthology of many traditional myths and legends, told in a lively and engaging style. The book also explains the origins of many place names in the Cook Islands you can usually buy it at the USP bookshop in Avarua p54 . Pre-Christian religion was remarkably consistent between islands scattered over the entire, vast Polynesian area. Gods such as Vatea, Tan-garoa, Rongomatane and Tane, and demigods such as Maui and Rata, were known to Polynesians...

Interisland Shipping Companies

Two shipping companies provide inter-island passenger and cargo services for the Cooks both travel from Rarotonga to all of the populated islands. Both companies are based at Rarotonga's Avatiu Harbour. Both companies offer information, schedules and booking services. Mataroa Shipping 29018 mataroa oyster.net .ck) Sometimes travels within the Cooks, but mainly brings freight from New Zealand to Rarotonga and Altutaki. The office is inside a large building straight ahead as you approach Avatiu...