Environment

Whiteware waste wanted

Friday August 21, 2015

Recycling Cook Islands is asking Rarotonga residents to take advantage of a programme to dispose of disused whiteware by bringing their used appliances to their head office in Tutakimoa.

Emergency Management Cook Islands (EMCI), Red Cross and Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) along with Mitiaro Administration office and Mitiaro College students embarked on a the survey exercise on Mitiaro in early June. 

Readiness call is for everyone

Tuesday August 18, 2015

If there is one message that needs to get out into the public in relation to disaster preparedness, it is that it’s everyone’s responsibility.

Mineral licence process begins

Tuesday August 11, 2015

The Cook Islands can officially start accepting bids from companies wanting to explore the ocean floor for minerals in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

Taro find ‘alarming’

Wednesday August 12, 2015

Bio-security officers intercepted a haul of banned taro from Samoa on board the ship Lady Naomi on Monday.

Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is concerned with what it sees as the Government’s lack of transparency over the issuing of fishing licences.

Old whiteware on the way out

Friday August 07, 2015

The National Environment Service (NES) and Recycling Cook Islands with the support of the Government of the Cook Islands, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the collection and the disposal of disused whiteware from homes on Rarotonga. 

Minister of Agriculture Kiriau Turepu (left) and director of research and development, William Wigmore were two of many ministry staff celebrating Agriculture Day yesterday.

Fifty years of agriculture on show

Wednesday July 29, 2015

The Ministry of Agriculture will showcase a fascinating range of vegetables, root and fruit crops at the Punanga Nui Market today and tomorrow.

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