Flooding in the taro patches on Pukapuka is threatening the livelihoods of locals and creating a very real danger to food security on the isolated Pa Enua.
Startling revelations that the world’s oceans may have more plastic debris than fish by the year 2050 have not gone unnoticed by environmentalists in the Cook Islands.
The Rarotonga Enviroment Authority will meet this week to hear an appeal by the company wanting to build at over-the-reef pipeline to supply fuel to Rarotonga.
There’s a bad smell in the air when you drive through Avana, causing motorists to hold their breath along the stretch of road in Ngatangiia.
The Opposition is calling out the government and Cook Islands Tourism Corporation’s chief executive Halatoa Fua for making “fishy” comments about the deteriorating state of Muri lagoon.
Despite the growing masses of sludgy green algae blanketing large areas of Muri lagoon, Cook Islands Tourism is adamant visitors can swim there without any risk to health.