Environment

Plastic bag fee helps environment

Friday September 18, 2015

As a further step in fighting the ongoing battle against plastic bags ending up in Rarotonga’s landfill, CITC will raise the price of its plastic shopping bags to 20 cents on Clean up the World Day, today.

The Te Ipukarea Society is launching a campaign against the hazardous and illegal act of burning toxic rubbish in the Cook Islands.

Calling all solution-finders

Friday September 04, 2015

Calling all solution finders – this year’s Lagoon Day organisers are looking for bright sparks with innovative ideas to protect the country’s precious waters.

We can help to clean the world

Monday September 07, 2015

The Cook Islands will be joining 40 million people in more than 100 countries to take part in ‘Clean up the World’ activities this month.

Careless growers ‘irresponsible’

Friday September 04, 2015

Ministry of Agriculture secretary Dr Mat Purea says it’s irresponsible of Rarotonga growers to leave empty pesticides and weed killer containers lying in their gardens.

Whale season makes a splash

Monday September 07, 2015

This year’s whale season has made a significant splash with humpback whales breaching left right and centre to the delight of tourists.

Having a whale of a time...

Thursday September 03, 2015

This stunning shot of a humpback whale breaching off Avarua, Rarotonga on Tuesday was taken by Ola Thorsen from the US Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand.

Transforming food scraps into valuable compost has been made easy thanks to innovation and a little island ingenuity.

Eco retreat celebrates opening

Monday August 24, 2015

A casual celebration marked the opening of the innovative Ikurangi Eco Retreat in Matavera last Friday afternoon.

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