This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society, which deals with environmental and conservation issues of interest to the Cook Islands.
The Cook Islands received praise for “a wonderful” hosting of the 106th Officials Forum Fisheries Committee Meeting which wrapped up yesterday at the Edgewater Resort and Spa in Arorangi.
Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) has started a Givealittle donation page online to help cover some of the costs of taking the government to court over purse seine fishing – but they are still more than $4000 short of their goal.
The Cook Islands has received a $3million grant “to help build the resilience of its residents and protect their livelihoods from disasters and climate change”.
WATSAN has declared war on beach litter at the Nikao Social Centre after doing a beach survey along the foreshore and finding dumped items including a television, a mini stove and a vacuum cleaner.