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Agriculture co-ordinator visits

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) sub-regional co-ordinator for the Asia Pacific Eriko Hibi was in the country last week to discuss further partnership engagements with the Cook Islands.

Spanish ambassador visits OMC

Monday March 18, 2019

The Ambassador of Spain to New Zealand, Fernando Curcio Ruigómez, visited the Ministry of Marine Resources last Thursday.

EOC opens at Tupapa Centre

Monday March 18, 2019

The Tupapa Maraerenga Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is prepared to manage and coordinate procedures in the event of a disaster, with the opening of its control base last Thursday.

Japanese ambassador Hiroyasu Kobayashi, accompanied by First Secretary Noriko Tanaka, visited the Ministry of Marine Resources on Wednesday.

Fisheries at launch of handbook

Saturday March 16, 2019

Ministry of Marine Resources secretary Pamela Maru recently launched the Pacific handbook for Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in Coastal and Aquaculture at the 11th Pacific Community (SPC) heads of Fisheries Meeting in Noumea, New Caledonia.

What is a climate project and what does it mean? This is the main challenge for proposal writers – to clearly identify the key factors that make the difference between a successful proposal for Green Climate Funds (GCF) and an ineffective one leading to a lengthy wait.

Rains raise water bacteria levels

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Tests of water quality around Rarotonga showed that there were unsatisfactory levels of faecal content at all stream sites after last month’s heavy rains.

The Seabed Minerals commissioner, Paul Lynch, new director of the National Environment Service, Nga Puna, Crown counsel Alex Herman and chief financial controller for the Cook Islands Investment Corporation Allan Jensen paid a visit to Wellington last month.

What value do we put on Earth?

Saturday March 09, 2019

The Cook Islands has enjoyed, or suffered, depending on how you look at it, massive growth in the past 30 years. Tourism numbers continue to rise, while infrastructure struggles to cope. This article, based on one taken from the resilience.org website, provides some stark warnings about what to expect if growth continues unchecked. It may be useful for Cook Islands decision makers who want to learn about the consequences of our endless search for economic growth and for people looking for ways of doing things differently.

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