Longer periods of humidity this year may have had an impact on the mango season, says Ministry of Agriculture senior extension officer Brian Tairea.
The Cook Islands Voyaging Society will soon begin selling customised reusable cups, with the goal of helping to reduce the waste sent to Rarotonga’s overfilled landfill.
After multiple frustrating attempts, Ministry of Agriculture staff believe that they may finally have the infamous mile a minute vine under control.
The deadline for submissions on the single-use polystyrene ban policy has come and gone and no-one has objected to the policy change, which is expected to have an impact on the amount of non-biodegradable waste currently piling up at Rarotonga’s landfill.
The waste audit conducted by the Ministry of Infrastructure over two weeks in November has revealed disappointing results and observations that have left ministry heads frustrated with the seeming lack of progress with educating island residents about waste disposal.
Te Ipukarea Society’s Mana Tiaki programme, endorsed by Cook Islands Tourism, makes it possible for visiting guests to our shores to give back to the environment they come to love and enjoy.
The survival of the Pacific’s domestic tuna longline fishery is at stake without more effective management of fishing in the High Seas – those areas outside of the waters of the region’s 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zones.