Burial grounds ‘rubbished’

Thursday June 28, 2018

Rarotonga’s public burial grounds have become some of the island’s most “rubbished” places, Te Ipukarea Society has revealed.

Earlier this month, a number of Pacific Island protected area managers gathered in Samoa for the Inception Workshop of the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity And Protected Area Management Programme) Phase Two. Liam Kokaua from Te Ipukarea Society was fortunate to be able to attend this meeting, alongside Elizabeth Munro (National Environment Service) and Kevin Iro (Marae Moana).

The National Environment Service and Public Health are investigating incidents in which tyres were used as fuel for fires to burn coconut tree stumps next to one of the island’s largest tourist resorts last week.

A recent report on port state control in the Asia Pacific region has revealed that the Cook Islands flag, operated by ship registry Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), has shown positive flag state performance.

Local contractors Landholdings Ltd have completed the Te Mato Vai project ring main, which is now “live”.

High school students are expected to be among the main participants in a Maritime Careers Expo to be held at the port of Avatiu on Monday.

Climate change on agenda

Saturday June 23, 2018

The Climate Change Cook Islands Division and Emergency Management Cook Islands Division of the Office of the Prime Minister will host their quarterly platform meeting on Monday from 4-6pm at the USP Centre.

A team of archaeologists from the United Kingdom currently visiting Rarotonga have discovered the historical Ara Nui o Toi or Ara Metua, otherwise known as the back road.

NES warns of fire fume danger

Thursday June 21, 2018

Toxic smells still coming from the burned-out shell of the Friendly Mart store have prompted a warning from the National Environment Service for people to keep away from the Arorangi building.

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