Environment

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.

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.

Marine park timeline set

Monday July 20, 2015

The taskforce working on the proposed Marae Moana Marine Park is making swift progress in getting the project finalised.

Eco retreat true labour of love

Saturday July 11, 2015

Not many couples are brave enough to build a business in their first year of marriage.

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.

Hopes rise for whale season

Friday July 10, 2015

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.

TIS wants full facts on fishing

Thursday July 09, 2015

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.

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