Gerald McCormack of the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust who wrote this three-part feature, says dedicated researchers in the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium, including Nan Hauser, have made a large contribution to the recent explosion of information about humpback whales. “Although science is always a “work in progress” this seems like a good time to review the situation,” he says.
This week CI News features a 50 Tamariki Kuki Airani profile on Cook Islands scientist Teina Rongo. The 50 Tamariki series was started on Facebook last year by Cook Islands journalist Florence Syme-Buchanan. It profiles ordinary Cook Islanders doing extraordinary things.
Students from Apii Te Uki Ou and Papaaroa College have the right gear to become more tech-savvy thanks to a generous gifts from a Chinese school.
Fresh kaikai, good company, and aspiring local chefs changing the way food is prepared in the Cook Islands...what more could you want? CI News reporter Phillipa Webb got an opportunity to taste the creations of the final Kai Reka Bistro & Bar for 2015 and chat to Hospitality/Services faculty head Mike Goldstein about the new direction of the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute...
Derek Fox describes an exciting new venture on Aitutaki which is showing the way forward for the production of fruit and produce on the island.