Pearl's Story

"For many years the people of Manihiki have been blessed in many ways. The food we get from the land, the ocean and the lagoon. There is something precious that lives and grows in our lagoon. I believe that this thing is a great gift from God. They are the beautiful black pearls of the Cook Islands. I am very proud to hear and to mention the name black pearls because that is my name."

Pearl Lazaro
Tukao School
Manihiki