In recent years, people have started cutting down on plastic consumption, as we have realised the effects plastic can have on the environment and our oceans.

Members of the Solid Waste Management Committee and the Water, Waste and Sanitation Unit (WATSAN) of the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands have begun weekly litter surveys of a stretch of beach in Nikao.

Water authority to be set up

Monday May 21, 2018

A Crown-owned water and waste water authority is to be established in the Cook Islands as a part of the Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai (MTVKTV) project now underway in Rarotonga.

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

Diggers begin remedial work

Thursday May 17, 2018

Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) has begun remedial work on sites beside the lagoon that were damaged during recent floods.

The Western and Central Pacific region is in a good position to put in measures in place to ensure a robust tuna stock for the future.

Fisheries forum ends on a high

Saturday May 12, 2018

The Cook Islands received praise for “a wonderful” hosting of the 106th Officials Forum Fisheries Committee Meeting which wrapped up yesterday at the Edgewater Resort and Spa in Arorangi.

Praise for fisheries control

Friday May 11, 2018

The Cook Islands has been praised for its progressive ways of managing fisheries in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Purse seine appeal nears end

Thursday May 10, 2018

An appeal regarding the development of the Cook Islands purse seine fishery in partnership with the European Union (EU) is close to being decided.

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