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.
Last month the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) held an interactive workshop on project development, management and leadership over an intensive 14 days in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Consultations on the development of a National Climate Change Policy and Cook Islands Country Programme under the Green Climate Fund will resume next week.