Derek Fox, who writes for this paper from time to time was, in a previous life, mayor of Wairoa district in New Zealand for six years, and a councillor for a further six before that.

‘No threat to health’ at Muri

Saturday October 17, 2015

A leaked government email reveals higher levels of nutrients in Muri lagoon, but claims there is generally ‘no threat to public health’.

Certification for organic growers

Saturday October 17, 2015

The Cook Islands will soon have its own certified organic produce for the local market thanks to a drive by local growers.

The Ngatangiia community is banding together to clear the unsightly algae darkening the usually crystal blue waters of Muri lagoon.

Whale sanctuary policy goes public

Thursday October 15, 2015

The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) is starting public consultation on the Draft Whale Sanctuary Policy today.

Historic moment for Mauke unga

Tuesday October 13, 2015

Three years after creating a conservation site for coconut crabs on Mauke, a team of government agencies will be able to conduct the first survey of the protected species.

The Renewable Energy Project has brought light to the northern Pa Enua, and the Cook Islands government aims to have the country 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by 2020.

Climate change financing step closer

Thursday October 08, 2015

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) has formally responded to feedback given from the Adaptation Fund panel on its original National Implementing Entity (NIE) submission.  

Call to conserve water supplies

Monday October 05, 2015

Authorities are urging the public to conserve precious water supplies as intakes across Rarotonga operate well below capacity and the island faces three months with little or no rainfall.

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