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Environment

Our dirty harbours

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Volunteers have collected nearly a quarter-tonne of garbage from Avarua harbour.

Conservation calls branch out

Tuesday May 12, 2020

There is new opposition to big, old trees being cut down or pruned so brutally that they die.

OPINION: The interest in home gardening has taken off around the island thanks to the Ministry of Agriculture’s recent home gardening packages.

OPINION: Personally, I am so over burning. This week has been especially bad in our village, as we prepared for tutaka by cleaning our homes and surroundings to help stop the dengue outbreak in Rarotonga. 

A local company selling eco-friendly cleaning products has started an initiative to minimise plastic waste being sent to the Arorangi landfill.

OPINION: The birds of Cook Islands appear to have developed some interesting self-isolation characteristics during the Covid-19 Code Yellow phase, writes Kate McKessar of Te Ipukarea Society. Which do you resemble?

Howard Henry says we are building a rod for our own backs with intensive development causing coastal erosion – making us ever more vulnerable to storms.

From world stage - to tiny Ma'uke

Tuesday January 07, 2020

From Kuala Lumpur with President Barack Obama, to Ma’uke with her family, environmental leader Jackie Rongo has certainly been getting around lately.

Cook Island’s Conservation group, Te Ipukarea Society is urging families to rethink their consumption of plastic products over the summer period.

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