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