Mātini is the story of Cyclone Martin, told through the eyes of the people who were there, who watched as waves tall as the coconut trees broke over Manihiki — a remote, sea-level atoll in the northern Cook Islands.

On 1 November, 1997, Martin generated a sea surge that flattened two villages and stole 19 lives. The cyclone remains the Cook Islands’ most tragic weather event in recorded history, but the story of what happened that night has never been told.

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