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.
The Ministry of Agriculture will showcase a fascinating range of vegetables, root and fruit crops at the Punanga Nui Market today and tomorrow.
After 18 years on the job, local whale researcher Nan Hauser still gets a jolt of adrenalin every time she comes close to the breathtaking mammals in Cook Islands’ waters.
While no final decision has been made, it appears the Rarotonga Environment Authority may be leaning towards giving the green light for controversial plans to build an over-the-reef pipeline on Rarotonga.
More people have reported sightings of humpback whales off Rarotonga in recent weeks, sparking hopes that whale season will be in full swing just in time for the peak tourist season.
The Ministry of Marine Resources has confirmed an environmental group’s suspicions that there are more companies involved in purse seine fishing in the Cook Islands than the government has so far let on.