Environment

Landfill most viable rubbish option

Tuesday January 17, 2017

An INVESTIGATION into alternative methods of rubbish disposal has concluded that a landfill remains the most viable option for waste disposal in Rarotonga.

Te IPUKAREA Society director Kelvin Passfield says the Ministry of Marine Resources’ negative reaction to an online tracking map of longline fishing vessels “is a very one-sided opinion”.

NZ engineers checking bridges

Wednesday November 30, 2016

TWO NEW ZEALAND engineers are on Rarotonga conducting an inspection trip to check on the condition of bridges around the island.

How to conserve bigeye tuna stocks

Monday November 28, 2016

World Fisheries Day for 2016 came and went on Monday, November 21.

Scientific data is pointing to ground water nutrient discharge being responsible for 81 per cent of Disolved Inorganic Nitrogen (DIN) in Muri Lagoon.

Working hard to reduce waste

Monday November 21, 2016

TE IPUKAREA Society Project Officer Liam Kokaua visited the Cook Islands General Transport (CIGT) Recycle Centre this week to see the work they are doing to reduce the amount of rubbish going into our Rarotonga landfill.

When Metua Aerenga heard from his brother about a community garden near his home in Mangere, he decided to check it out.

The right way to protect foreshore

Monday October 24, 2016

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

THE SUBMISSION says purse seine fishing is one of the most common forms of commercial fishing in the Western Central Pacific and has been occurring in the Cook Islands since 1987 when the government signed the US Fisheries Treaty.

Page 3 of 82