OPINION: Three new water walking insects have been identified in the Cook Islands, making a total of six. By Joseph Brider of Natural Heritage Trust.
Orchid lovers will be pleased to know that Rarotonga has its very own rare ground-orchid that is native (endemic) to the island and found nowhere else in the world.
Public consultation is underway to determine whether the government should introduce dedicated legislation to protect submarine cables in Cook Islands waters.
William Taripo is calling on those who have been dumping their rubbish at the old Panama dump to “stop!”.
Taripo says Infrastructure Cook Islands provides a rubbish collection service and he did not understand why some people do not use this service.
Cook Islands and other Pacific Island nations are working to maintain the monitoring and surveillance of fishing activities in their waters despite major challenges posed by Covid-19.
Trees provide nourishment, shade and shelter, and schools are benefitting from the tree planting project initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture.