Environment

Prison garden to go organic

Thursday August 16, 2018

A certified organic plot in the prison grounds is almost ready to be planted, says first officer in the support division of the prison service, Tutai Kopa. 

The 102-year-old sailing yacht Joseph Conrad has made a spectacular addition to the line-up of yachts at Avatiu Harbour this week.

Saving seeds from traditional non-hybrid plants is the only way forward, environmentally, financially and for the health of the nation, says Fijian-based Ministry of Agriculture seed researcher and plant health field consultant Mani Mua.

Raromart waste about face

Wednesday August 15, 2018

The Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) has confirmed that there was no approval given to a contractor clearing away the charred remains of the Raromart Megastore building to dump waste on a nearby wetland.

The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre in Atupa, which closed its doors last October, will soon be reopening according to whale researcher Nan Hauser.

Tuna experts are sceptical of Japanese government’s impending proposal to seek an increase in fishing quotas for Pacific bluefin.

Whale season off to slow start

Monday August 13, 2018

October, Rarotonga’s resident whale expert Nan Hauser says the mighty marine mammals should now “start to pour in, in greater numbers”.

Have you ever been curious about what is in our litter?

Ariki unhappy with Avana plan

Monday August 13, 2018

The House of Ariki is not happy with the proposed development at Avana Point as the group comprising high chiefs fear it may destroy historical sites in the area.

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