Environment

The Adaptation Fund Cook Islands programme – aimed at strengthening national and local capacity for monitoring and decision making to reduce risks associated with climate change - launched its first outreach in Aitutaki last month.

Great turnout for Muri replanting

Thursday March 07, 2019

Volunteers turned up in force to replant shrubs and trees at Muri Beach alongside Nukupure Park on Monday afternoon until later that evening.

NGO comments on draft bill

Monday March 04, 2019

This week marks the deadline for submitting comments on the draft Seabed Minerals Bill 2019 before it is reviewed and tabled in Parliament.

The upgrade of the Rarotonga Resource Recovery Centre is expected to draw attention and get people to fill a number of vacant positions at the landfill.

After the successful completion of Jessie Tepora Nicholson’s internship earlier this year, Te Ipukarea Society has now employed Charlee McLean as an intern for a two-month period.  Charlee is from Vaimaanga, and went to school at Avarua Primary, spending four years of high school in Perth, Australia before returning home to Rarotonga. 

Muri Environment Care (MEC) is inviting the Ngatangiia community to join in the beach-planting exercise on Monday March 4 at 4.30 pm.

The Pacific Islands have been some of the first countries in the world to bear the brunt of damaging effects from climate change.

NES provides waste disposal signs

Friday February 22, 2019

The National Environment Service (NES) handed over waste disposal signs to Punanga Nui Market earlier this week to help with the upkeep of the popular spot.

Fear over seabed minerals law

Sunday February 10, 2019

The perception that too much authority may be vested in the minister responsible is among wide-ranging public concerns raised over the controversial draft seabed minerals law.

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