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.
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.
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.
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.