Environment

A seabed minerals advisory committee has been established to provide community perspectives to the Government on the development of the seabed minerals sector.

OPINION: The fight against plastic is far from over and as always, Te Ipukarea Society is coming out swinging.

The need to remove the crown of thorns starfish or taramea as soon as possible is crucial, says Kōrero o te 'Ōrau.

Fate of toa trees hang in the balance

Thursday September 24, 2020

Residents and other concerned members of the community have rallied to save the toa trees outside Takitumu School.

Turtle set free from fishing net

Wednesday September 23, 2020

Cook Islands Turtle Conservation Society calls on local fisherman to regularly check their fishing nets. 

As you sow, so shall you reap

Tuesday September 22, 2020

Tamarind, Kātara‘apa - or Soursop - and three types of Star Apples were planted around the St Joseph’s School compound this month.

Joseph Brider: Walking on water

Saturday September 19, 2020

OPINION: Three new water walking insects have been identified in the Cook Islands, making a total of six. By Joseph Brider of Natural Heritage Trust.

Orchid lovers will be pleased to know that Rarotonga has its very own rare ground-orchid that is native (endemic) to the island and found nowhere else in the world.

Concerns over proposed ra’ui

Thursday September 17, 2020

Public consultation is underway to determine whether the government should introduce dedicated legislation to protect submarine cables in Cook Islands waters. 

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