Environment

Sunscreen killing reefs and lagoons

Monday November 02, 2015

Daily sunscreen use is essential to protect against sunburn and skin cancer, but it may be killing local lagoons and reef systems.

Climate change huge challenge

Thursday October 29, 2015

Climate change continues to be the greatest risk to the livelihoods and security of the peoples of the Pacific.

Development plan consultations begin

Thursday October 29, 2015

The first phase of the consultation for the latest iteration of the National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP 2016+) will begin with a series of stakeholder consultations starting today.

WATSAN unit moves on to Arorangi

Tuesday October 27, 2015

The WATSAN unit previously situated at the Muri meeting house has relocated to the ICI main office in Arorangi.

Tests reveal lagoon issues

Thursday October 22, 2015

The people of Ngatangiia must make some changes if they want to preserve their precious lagoon, as the Ministry of Marine Resources reveals high faecal contamination in the streams feeding the popular waterway.

Lagoon Day promotes change

Thursday October 22, 2015

Lagoon Day kicks off tomorrow and is set to inspire better environmental choices in the community, as it has since its inception in 2008.

More pigs pollute waterway

Wednesday October 21, 2015

The Takamoa Theological College has been given until the end of next week to clean up the piggery that has been polluting Ngatangiia’s waterways.

Minister requests some real action

Wednesday October 21, 2015

An environmental project spanning from the mountain ridges to the ocean reefs of the Cook Islands began yesterday at New Hope Church.

Ridge-to-Reef workshop starts today

Tuesday October 20, 2015

A two-day Ridge-to-Reef workshop gets underway at the New Hope Church today.

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