Environment

Public servants wanting to join Friday’s anti-purse seining protest march have every right to do so under the Cook Islands Constitution, says Public Service commissioner Russell Thomas.

Fishing issue prompts protest

Monday April 11, 2016

Hundreds of people are expected to take to the Avarua main road this Friday to protest the government entering into a purse seining agreement with the European Union and demonstrate opposition to the widely unpopular commercial fishing method in Cook Islands waters.

The Spathodea campanulata also commonly known as the African tulip tree is a large tree that can reach around 17 metres in height.

The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) is working on finalising the draft Marine Resources Bill and Marine Zones Bill which are expected to replace the Marine Resources Act 2005.

Growers plan harvest festival

Saturday April 09, 2016

In a bid to bolster trade in both the tourism and agriculture sectors, the Cook Islands Growers’ Association is planning the Te Mou Enua Festival next year.

The Chamber of Commerce has clarified its role in coordinating a trial to scrap algae in Muri lagoon using an excavator.

A person who wrote to CI News complaining of the difficulty of accessing an Environmental Impact Assessment report has been the victim of a member of the public ignoring a “do not remove,” warning, says the National Environment Service (NES).

A person who wrote to CI News complaining of the difficulty of accessing an Environmental Impact Assessment report has been the victim of a member of the public ignoring a “do not remove,” warning, says the National Environment Service (NES).

Second attempt to fight pest vine

Thursday March 31, 2016

Cook Islands Ministry of Agriculture is doing another round of tests on Rarotonga to control the mile-a-minute vine that is choking bush and plantations around the island.

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