Journalists from around the Pacific were recently invited to join a media training exercise in New Caledonia, designed to improve media reporting of the tuna fishery.
Members of the wider tourism industry gathered this week for a major forum designed to stir up fresh debate and discussion about the country’s number one industry. While there are many reasons to celebrate - visitor numbers are rising at five per cent annually – there are also some significant threats to the sector.
This week, the Cook Islands Investment Corporation has been co-ordinating the large-scale removal of soil from Avarua School, after it was found to be contaminated by asbestos. The truckloads of soil were taken to a site in Arorangi, to be disposed of in a hole dug especially for this purpose.
The Cook Islands Library and Museum Society will hold a special ceremony on Monday to celebrate the society’s 50th anniversary.