Environment

To deal with a recent case of chicken pox on the island Pa Teuraa mixed up a blend of noni leaves, chilli and cider vinegar. 

Lagoon check results out soon

Thursday August 30, 2018

The Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai project will release full results of its environmental investigations in September, the latest project management news update says.

Clam thieves strike again

Wednesday August 29, 2018

Cages protecting a large number of giant clam (pa’ua) have been ripped open and 16 clams, some up to 15 years old, have been stolen from their shells at the Tikioki ecotourism reserve in Muri. 

The Cook Islands policy aiming for 100 per cent renewable solar energy by 2020, is expected to gain worldwide attention once a 90-minute feature documentary called Solarwind is released.

After a story in CINews last week regarding the discovery of asbestos in the remains of the burned-out Raromart building, owner Don Carlaw wants to clarify just how little of the potentially deadly substance was actually found.

Beach clean makes an impact

Monday August 27, 2018

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

A Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteer is working to help the Cook Islands with Marae Moana by researching information for the drafting of marine spatial planning procedures.

Help keep our beaches clean

Thursday August 23, 2018

Cook Islands environmental service group Friends of the Environment has been cleaning up the beach at Matavera for more than 10 years. Now they’re reaching out to the public to join them in keeping all the beaches on Rarotonga clean.

Picton Castle back in home port

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The Cook Islands-registered sailing vessel Picton Castle has returned to her official home port of Avatiu in Rarotonga this week, some three years after her last visit here in 2015.

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