Environment

Crunch time for Marae Moana

Monday March 13, 2017

SCREENED NOSE: This weekly column is provided by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with environmental and conservation issues of interest to the Cook Islands.

Fishermen rescue tangled turtle

Monday March 13, 2017

The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) has commended two fishermen for rescuing a turtle and removing the rope and float in which it was tangled.

SCREENED NOSE: This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It focuses on conservation and environmental issues of interest to the Cook Islands.

More effort needed to reduce waste

Wednesday March 01, 2017

The Rent-A-Plate kiosk is back at Muri Night Markets, providing environmentally friendly options to plastic plates and cutlery.

New recycling options now available

Wednesday March 01, 2017

Cook Islands General Transport (CIGT) has begun a new recycling initiative, opening up the opportunity for people to recycle a magnitude of products.

Now that there is a recycling option for tin food cans, Rarotonga Waste Facility staff have the unenviable task of pulling out cans from piles of unsorted general rubbish.

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environment matters of concern to the Cook Islands.

Meetings to kick off vital projects

Monday February 13, 2017

The government is set to move forward on vital infrastructure projects that will ensure that wastewater issues in Muri and Aitutaki are resolved, and that wider wastewater issues in Rarotonga are given appropriate attention.

Sea urchin die-off reported in Mauke

Saturday February 04, 2017

Cook Islands Climate Change has received reports of sea urchins die-off in the waters near Mauke. In October last year, marine experts were baffled to note the rapid die-off of vana (sea urchins) in the waters near Avarua area.

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