Cook Islands - where relax is the buzzword!

Sue Preston
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Sue Preston & CIT Other (David Kirkland)

A holiday in the Cook Islands is so laid-back you can easily forget the time and even what day it is. In fact, the only time you need to stir is when you hear the sound of the conch shell, SUE PRESTON reports.

THE traditional greeting in the Cook Islands is Kia Orana “may you live long”. These are the first words you hear when you arrive in this Polynesian paradise halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii.

As a heavenly scented lei, a token of love and friendship, is slipped around your neck, you feel all the pressures of a busy life evaporate.

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