I have just been reading the Cook Islands News, as I do each week, & have noticed the number of burglaries & thefts mentioned this week.
I think it is wise, just to remind all those who intend travelling to Rarotonga, to be vigilant about securing their personal possessions whilst on vacation.
Rarotonga is no different from home - there are good & bad here too. Lock windows & doors when not at home - even when on the beach in front of your accommodation.
Ask your accommodation provider if they have a safety deposit facility or a personal safe insitu, & if so use it.
Don't leave valuables under the seats of motor scooters or in cars.
I don't mean for my remarks to be disparaging towards the local Rarotongan community in any way. I know how easy it is to become complacent when on vacation & lets face it most thieves are opportunistic - if you don't provide the opportunity, you won't have a problem.