The international engineering consultancy contracted to design stage two of the Te Mato Vai project has completed its work and presented its plan to the Project Steering Group overseeing the project.
The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) has just released the draft Large Pelagic Longline Fishery Plan for public comment.
Visitors and holidaymakers continue to praise the Cook Islands as a holiday destination with many saying they would come again or recommend the islands to a friend.
Encouraging more part-time growers to complement the present small number of commercial growers in the Cook Islands is being advocated as one of the ways ahead for agricultural development.
Shipping as an industry may still be in the doldrums, but Maritime Cook Islands has enjoyed a year of measured growth in 2014 to date.