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The Cook Islands policy aiming for 100 per cent renewable solar energy by 2020, is expected to gain worldwide attention once a 90-minute feature documentary called Solarwind is released.

After a story in CINews last week regarding the discovery of asbestos in the remains of the burned-out Raromart building, owner Don Carlaw wants to clarify just how little of the potentially deadly substance was actually found.

Beach clean makes an impact

Monday August 27, 2018

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

A Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteer is working to help the Cook Islands with Marae Moana by researching information for the drafting of marine spatial planning procedures.

Help keep our beaches clean

Thursday August 23, 2018

Cook Islands environmental service group Friends of the Environment has been cleaning up the beach at Matavera for more than 10 years. Now they’re reaching out to the public to join them in keeping all the beaches on Rarotonga clean.

Picton Castle back in home port

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The Cook Islands-registered sailing vessel Picton Castle has returned to her official home port of Avatiu in Rarotonga this week, some three years after her last visit here in 2015.

Host of exhibits at new eco-centre

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The soon to be opening Discover – Marine & Wildlife Eco-Centre in Arorangi will have a blend of exhibits from the former Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre in Atupa plus some new exhibits not seen before, with a focus on wildlife and environmental education.

Raromart Asbestos removed

Tuesday August 21, 2018

Asbestos discovered in the burned-out Raromart building has been removed and handled in accordance with national guidelines, says National Environment Service director Joseph Brider.

Te Mato Vai (TMV) work sites, including access roads leading up to the current ‘live’ work sites at Turangi, Avana, Matavera, Avatiu, Tupapa and Papua, are off limits to the general public for health and safety reasons.

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