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Volunteering in the Cook Islands, free accommodation for a few hours of work.
Population, language and culture
1595 the Spaniard Alvaro de Mendala was the first European to see the Cook Islands; the Portuguese arrived on them in 1606. Russians called the islands the Cook Islands after Captain James Cook, who made three journeys there between 1773-7. In 1888 the islands were declared a British protectorate and in 1901 incorporated into New Zealand.
They were self-governed in 1965 in a free partnership with New Zealand, of which they need assistance only in the areas of foreign policy, defense and finance. Cook Islanders are Polynesians with close ties to the Maoris of New Zealand in traditions, languages, culture and traditions. Anglican evangelists ended Kannibalism and made Christianity the dominant religious group.
However, the West's invasion was compounded by occidental illnesses that ravaged the tribal people to such an extent that by 1850 there were less than 2,000 people. As of July 2012, the overall island populations were expected to be around 10,777 people. Last year, the average age of the local people fell by just over 3%.
It is the country's economy, not its diseases, that has kept the people low in the twentieth centuries, as many Cook Islanders have emigrated to New Zealand in pursuit of work.
The Cook Islands: Evaluation of Financial Sector Supervision and Regulation Volume I - Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision
Summary: This document deals with the regulatory and supervisory framework of the Cook Islands finance industry (CI). CI has taken a number of steps to reinforce the regulatory framework of the finance industry. A new law to regulate bank activities was adopted and a FSC (Financial Supervisory Commission) was set up. In May 2003, a series of anti-money lacquering laws were adopted, and work to combat terrorist funding continued.
Both the new Banking Act and the FSC Act offer a good foundation for solid regulatory action in the finance area.