Environment

Machines boost taro production

Wednesday April 20, 2016

The Ministry of Agriculture Cook Islands is keeping a close eye on the use of Chinese-donated agricultural machinery that was distributed around the Pa Enua last year.

Busy lead-up to school workshop

Wednesday April 20, 2016

Students from five of the southern group islands are on Rarotonga for a week-long workshop coordinated by the National Environment Service (NES) Ridge-to-Reef project and the Resilience of Island Communities to Climate Change (SRICC) project.

Biosecurity Services Cook Islands yesterday hosted a workshop based on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Wildlife Species (CITES) at the Agriculture office in Arorangi.

Chance to mine mineral knowledge

Wednesday April 13, 2016

The Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority (SBMA) is seeking a suitable Cook Islander to take up a short-term training opportunity in Wellington, New Zealand.

Seabed Act review underway

Tuesday April 12, 2016

The Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority (SBMA) has taken a further step in its efforts to develop a sustainable world class regulatory framework for deep sea mineral activities in the massive Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) worked on strengthening its commitment to the Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement (NTSA) last week.

The National Environment Service (NES) is reviewing a report submitted by the Chamber of Commerce on the pilot project to remove algae from Muri lagoon.

Public servants wanting to join Friday’s anti-purse seining protest march have every right to do so under the Cook Islands Constitution, says Public Service commissioner Russell Thomas.

Fishing issue prompts protest

Monday April 11, 2016

Hundreds of people are expected to take to the Avarua main road this Friday to protest the government entering into a purse seining agreement with the European Union and demonstrate opposition to the widely unpopular commercial fishing method in Cook Islands waters.

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