Environment

Hopes rise for whale season

Friday July 10, 2015

More people have reported sightings of humpback whales off Rarotonga in recent weeks, sparking hopes that whale season will be in full swing just in time for the peak tourist season.

TIS wants full facts on fishing

Thursday July 09, 2015

The Ministry of Marine Resources has confirmed an environmental group’s suspicions that there are more companies involved in purse seine fishing in the Cook Islands than the government has so far let on.

Drive against use of plastics

Monday July 06, 2015

Te Ipukarea Society is encouraging the Cook Islands to join in Plastic Free July, an international campaign encouraging people to say ‘no’ to plastic bags, food packaging, and takeaway containers.

Invasive species under attack

Wednesday July 01, 2015

THE NATIONAL Invasive Species Strategy Action Plan (NISSAP) will be unveiled during the National Invasive Species workshop at the New Hope Church in Avarua today.

Giant snails remain a risk

Wednesday July 01, 2015

GIANT African snails remain one of the most risky invasive species to the Cook Islands, says a New Zealand-based biodiversity consultant.

Karika back as TIS president

Tuesday June 30, 2015

IAN Karika has been re-elected president of the Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) for another term.

Fisheries leaders at the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) 11th Ministerial meeting opening sessions in Tuvalu yesterday observed a short silence to honour their former colleague and global oceans champion, Foua Toloa.

Ministry invites farmers

Friday June 26, 2015

THE MINISTRY of Agriculture is inviting interested vanilla and vegetable farmers to a meeting next week.

Time is nearly up for people to vote for their favourite piece in The Cook Islands Environment Poster Competition.

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