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The Ministry of Agriculture says early detection and fast emergency response will be necessary to eradicate a new breed of coconut rhinoceros’ beetles.

Avana Point land on sale

Monday October 07, 2019

Unproductive meetings with landowners of the Avana Point property have left the New Zealander lessee with no choice but to put the land on the market.

OPINION: Many of us would have heard or seen young climate change activist Greta Thunberg’s “how dare you” speech at the United Nations.

Digging to find fuel leak

Tuesday October 01, 2019

Pacific Energy has failed to locate the leak in its diesel pipeline from the Avatiu wharf, leaving locals concerned about ongoing smell and environmental damage.

Talks to save historic Avana Point

Tuesday October 01, 2019

The family landowners of contested property at Avana Point are seeking to declare the historic area a national reserve.

Fears of more strandings

Saturday September 28, 2019

A second beaked whale was found on Muri’s reef yesterday, raising concern of the potential for many more strandings.

Community and friendship between Australian and local girl guides has given way to a noble cause and unexpected adventure in the Cook Islands.

Public meeting as diesel still leaks

Friday September 27, 2019

The location of diesel pipeline leak slowly seeping into Avatiu harbour is thought to be by the Are Tapaeanga shelter at the main entrance on the western side.

The impact of carbon emissions from undersea mining hadn’t previously been assessed, writes Gerald McCormack, from the Natural Heritage Trust. He analyses the risk and advises a precautionary approach.

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