Environment

Seaweed investigations continue

Monday February 19, 2018

The Ministry of Marine Resources’ science team has been conducting field work this month as part of the Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai project investigating the prolific seaweed growth in Muri Lagoon.

Drones monitor lagoon seaweed

Wednesday February 14, 2018

The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) has begun using drone technology to monitor seaweed in Rarotonga’s Muri lagoon.

Nikao beach gets rubbished yet again

Tuesday February 13, 2018

It only took a few days for Nikao beach to once again become littered with rubbish after a concerted cleanup effort by Air New Zealand staff and their families and friends last weekend.

Seabed minerals company to visit

Monday February 12, 2018

Representatives from United States-based company Ocean Minerals LLC (OML), which has an option on exploring the possibility of seabed mining in Cook Islands waters, are to visit Rarotonga next month.

Airline team cleans up

Wednesday February 07, 2018

More than 20 Air New Zealand staff members and their family and friends came together on Saturday to clean up Nikao Beach.

Low-cost garden fun to make

Tuesday February 06, 2018

A keyhole garden is a low cost home garden that is not only fun to make but very effective in producing a variety of yummy and nutritious vegetables.

Thursday night saw the screening of the impactful documentary A Plastic Ocean, which gave a glimpse into the damage that plastic is doing to the environment.

Rarotonga power authority Te Aponga Uira (TAU) has engaged a joint team from the University of Auckland (UOA) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to undertake a comprehensive study into the development of a future charging network to support electric vehicles (EVs) on Rarotonga.

NZ academic to study here

Friday February 02, 2018

An environmental sociology lecturer from New Zealand will be on Rarotonga later this month to conduct research on the environmental views and values of tourists in the Cook Islands.

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