This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society, which deals with environmental and conservation issues of interest to the Cook Islands.

Diggers begin remedial work

Thursday May 17, 2018

Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) has begun remedial work on sites beside the lagoon that were damaged during recent floods.

The Western and Central Pacific region is in a good position to put in measures in place to ensure a robust tuna stock for the future.

Fisheries forum ends on a high

Saturday May 12, 2018

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.

Praise for fisheries control

Friday May 11, 2018

The Cook Islands has been praised for its progressive ways of managing fisheries in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Purse seine appeal nears end

Thursday May 10, 2018

An appeal regarding the development of the Cook Islands purse seine fishery in partnership with the European Union (EU) is close to being decided.

TIS fundraising for lawyer costs

Wednesday May 09, 2018

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.

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