Environment

Ethics and environment are priorities

Wednesday August 05, 2020

Government is set this month to announce the timeline for reopening seabed areas for prospecting licences.

Cutting out plastics from our lives can seem rather daunting, particularly for those who rely on plastic for its durable, easy throw away convenience.

Learning basic marine survey techniques makes a big difference. 

OPINION: Last week, our family challenged ourselves to seven days of consuming only local produce. Every ingredient had to be from Cook Islands. It started as a fun little test of our reliance on imported goods but, along the way, some lessons became apparent.

OPINION: Local businesses have joined hands to support Plastic Free July initiative.

Cook Islands is one of a few island countries in the region to complete the development of their State of Environment Report, says the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

Teina Mackenzie re-elected as president of local environmental group, Te Ipukarea Society.

Marae Moana receives $160k grant

Wednesday July 15, 2020

Communication efforts under Marae Moana will benefit from a $160,000 funding grant approved by the US based non-profit organisation Seacology.

OPINION: As we enter the 25th year since our Society was established, it seems the task of caring for our Cook Islands Environment is not getting any easier. If anything, the environmental challenges we face have ramped up. 

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