Members of the Solid Waste Management Committee and the Water, Waste and Sanitation Unit (WATSAN) of the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands have begun weekly litter surveys of a stretch of beach in Nikao.
A Crown-owned water and waste water authority is to be established in the Cook Islands as a part of the Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai (MTVKTV) project now underway in Rarotonga.
This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society, which deals with environmental and conservation issues of interest to the Cook Islands.
The Cook Islands received praise for “a wonderful” hosting of the 106th Officials Forum Fisheries Committee Meeting which wrapped up yesterday at the Edgewater Resort and Spa in Arorangi.
Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) has started a Givealittle donation page online to help cover some of the costs of taking the government to court over purse seine fishing – but they are still more than $4000 short of their goal.