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Arorangi is one of the five districts that make up the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. It is located in the west of the island, to the northwest of the district of Titikaveka, and southwest of the district of Avarua. Rarotonga is the most populous of the Cook Islands is stunning in its natural beauty and physical drama. A halo of flame-orange coral reef encircles the island, and Rarotonga’s sapphire-blue lagoon is trimmed by sparkling white beaches. Beyond the reef, breakers foam and crash like distant thunder.
Rarotonga’s settlements are nestled on the coastal flatlands, with the island rising spectacularly through lush fields and rural farmland to the mountainous and thickly forested interior. These silent, brooding peaks dominate the landscape from every angle.
Rarotonga has plenty of history, too, with ancient marae (traditional meeting places) and monuments to explore, and some of the best-preserved coral churches in the South Pacific.
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NB: A Tapere or Sub-District is a low level of traditional land subdivision on five of the Lower Cook Islands (Rarotonga, Mangaia, Aitutaki, Atiu, and Mauke), comparable to the ahupua'a of the main Hawaiian Islands. Among the populated raised islands, only Mitiaro is not subdivided into tapere. The remaining southern Cook Islands, Manuae, Palmerston and Takutea are atolls and/or uninhabited, and therefore not subject to this type of traditional subdivision. The atolls of the northern Cook Islands are subdivided into motu (populated atoll islets), instead.
A tapere is a subdivision of a district (the major island subdivision) or puna, which is headed by a district chiefs or Pava (in the case of the Island of Mangaia). A tapere is normally headed by a mataiapo (a chief of a major lineage) or ariki (a High Chief, the titular head of a tribe). It is occupied by the matakeinanga, the local group composed of the residential core of a major lineage, plus affines and other permissive members
Most of the tapere lands are subdivided among the minor lineages, each of which was headed by a rangatira or kōmono, or by the mataiapo himself.
Below that level, there is the uanga, the extended family, the residential core of which occupied a household
Historically, taperes were almost always wedge-shaped - the boundaries beginning at defined points on the outer reef and running inland to enclose an ever narrowing strip of land until converging at a point in or near the center of the island. By this type of delineation, any one tapere included every category of soil type and land surface of the island, from the typically mountainous interior, where forest products were collected, through fertile valleys where the major food crops were grown, across the rocky coastal strip of elevated fossil coral (makatea), out to the lagoon and fringing reef.
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ARCADIA RETREAT is a tropical escape. Made up of FOUR, very large, individually styled vacation homes all with full sized kitchens. The centre piece is the sparkling swimming pool and BBQ Gazebo hut.
Guest can enjoy Arcadia Retreat as singles; couples or friends; or as part of a larger group (sleeps up to 16 in four Vacation Homes). The spectacular lagoon-style swimming pool is set amongst professionally landscaped and mature tropical gardens with an array of different fruits when in season.
Suitable for both live on-site or live off-site management. Very, long and friendly land lease.
A short 200m stroll to Arorangi beach on Rarotonga's sunset coast via a dedicated right of way, some of the best cafes on Raro (e.g. Beluga) and takeaway food shops all within easy reach. Local convenience store within walking distance and fantastic restaurants. Public bus stops at end of our road.
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*Asking price NZD $1,500,000.00
* No of units 4 X huge 2-bedroom vacation homes, plus laundry, BBQ Gazebo and pool
* Swimming Pool Yes, lagoon style pool and sun lounging area
* Section Level, 2,660sq meter section
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* New owners of this property will enjoy residency and working rights in the Cook Islands.
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