Environment

Renewing PM’s pledge to oceans

Wednesday October 31, 2018

This week, Kevin Iro is representing the Cook Islands at the Our Ocean Conference in Indonesia, a meeting of prominent leaders, ocean advocates, scientists, businesspeople, funders, scientists, non-profit organisations, and advocates from all over the world.

Angler Richard Jarvis reeled in the heaviest fish, a 64.3 kg yellow fin tuna during the Cook Islands Fishing Association (CIFA) sponsored fishing competition held last Saturday.

The tiny team working to give Marae Moana life is, until next week, inviting feedback from the public about what ocean-based activities need managing and how much.

Understanding Marae Moana

Wednesday October 24, 2018

Surveys commissioned by the team managing Marae Moana reveal that little is known within the Cook Islands community about the marine park covering our whole ocean - what it is, what it means, and why it matters. Respondents under the age of 17 were more aware than all other age groups, reflecting the success of school visits and sessions at Lagoon Day.

Drain work will help protect road

Sunday October 21, 2018

A maintenance crew was busy for most of Thursday, working to clear a blocked drain on the rocky bank leading down to the lagoon.

Ocean floor holds rich future

Sunday October 21, 2018

Tenders for applications to explore the Cook Islands seafloor for increasingly valuable minerals are set to open in January.

Gym joins fight against plastic

Thursday October 18, 2018

Fitness fanatic Geoffrey Halston is leading the way in the fight against single-use plastic water bottles by banning them at his gym, Tumuora CrossFit, in Arorangi.

TIS attends meeting in Belgium

Monday October 15, 2018

This weekly column is provided by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with environment and conservation matters of interest to the Cook Islands. This article is based on a longer article by Patricia Zurita, chief executive of BirdLife.

Marae Moana still a step ahead

Monday October 15, 2018

At the UN General Assembly meeting recently the United Kingdom’s government challenged the world to protect 30 per cent of all oceans before 2030.

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