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.
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.
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.
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.
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.