Environment

Minister requests some real action

Wednesday October 21, 2015

An environmental project spanning from the mountain ridges to the ocean reefs of the Cook Islands began yesterday at New Hope Church.

Ridge-to-Reef workshop starts today

Tuesday October 20, 2015

A two-day Ridge-to-Reef workshop gets underway at the New Hope Church today.

A varied line up of presentations is planned for the annual Lagoon Day event this week, promising a very educational few days.

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.

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