Environment

Hot water kills reef ‘solar panels’

Thursday September 26, 2019

Hidden algae may offer a last hope for coral that is being bleached to death by the warming waters of the climate crisis.

Diesel leak at Avatiu harbour

Wednesday September 25, 2019

The powerful smell of diesel at Avatiu harbour has caused concern that a fuel pipeline is leaking.

‘There were many tears of joy’

Wednesday September 25, 2019

Whale researcher Nan Hauser has been helping stranded whales for 30 years, as part of her research.

Brown’s ‘how dare you’ moment

Wednesday September 25, 2019

The simple secret behind the big climate story – and why Australia 's climate financing won't work. Lisa Williams reports from New York, for Cook Islands News.

Cooks snubbed at UN

Tuesday September 24, 2019

United Nations security guards excluded Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown from a public appearance with other leaders. Lisa Williams reports from the Climate Summit in New York.

Dozens come to aid of beaked whale

Monday September 23, 2019

Locals and tourists sprang into action to help a three-metre-long beaked whale that washed into Muri lagoon yesterday.

Purse seine fishing under review

Wednesday September 18, 2019

Cook Islands Government and the European Union are conducting a review of the purse seining fisheries agreement, due to be renewed this year.

Sea and Earth Advocate (SEA) Camp

Saturday September 14, 2019

Last month Te Ipukarea Society hosted a two-day Sea and Earth Advocate (SEA) Camp focused on inspiring more young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Cooks clean-up

Saturday September 14, 2019

Hundreds of locals, tourists and even visiting footballers joined together to Clean Up the Cook Islands yesterday.

Some companies and government agencies gave their staff time of work to help with the clean-up.

Environment Service senior officer Moana Tetauru said if past years were an indicator, the clean-up could have gathered up as much as five tonnes of garbage.

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