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Environment

Clam investigation complete

Monday September 10, 2018

The Ministry of Marine Resources (Tu’anga o te Pae Moana) has completed a preliminary investigation into the sudden death of a large number of giant clams (pa’ua) in the Tikioki eco-tourism area, as reported by CINews last month.

A closer look at purse seine catch

Saturday September 08, 2018

Public interest in the development of the purse seine fishery has grown over the past few years, mainly in relation to the Cook Islands-European Union Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA). Here we take a closer look at the 2017 Cook Islands purse seine catches and recent developments in fisheries management.

Kiwi family clean up at Blackrock

Saturday September 08, 2018

Halfway into their seven-week stay on Rarotonga a Christchurch family decided it was time to take action and help tidy up their favourite swimming spot at Blackrock. 

Water safety hot topic at Muri meeting

Saturday September 08, 2018

Water safety legislation, visitor risk and safety standards were topics of discussion raised at an urgent water safety meeting called by the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation on Wednesday.

Ship safety course aims to save lives

Friday September 07, 2018

One man was down and being resuscitated when the captain of the Layar Mas 291 made the “abandon ship” call, due to an out-of-control fire in two containers.

Last subsidised voyage for Taio

Thursday September 06, 2018

The Taio Shipping vessel Lady Moana is on the last of the company’s five northern-island voyages scheduled for this year under the government-funded shipping subsidy.

Refrigeration meeting topic

Wednesday September 05, 2018

The National Environment Service (NES) is running a week-long workshop on “good practices in refrigeration”.

The Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council Accreditation scheme plans to strengthen water safety standards for all members who offer water-based activities.

Taking a stand against plastic litter

Tuesday September 04, 2018

With up to 13 million tonnes of plastic leaking into the ocean annually, to be ingested by sea life and birds, and then through the food chain, by man, more needs to be done about the problem of plastic litter, says Te Ara Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise director Stan Wolfgramm.

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