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Environment

‘Consultation’ concerns TIS

Monday November 26, 2018

For the past few weeks the Sea Bed Minerals Commission has been conducting public consultations, and some closed workshops, about the Government’s proposal to tender for exploration licences for seabed mining early in 2019. 

Action on illegal dump falters

Monday November 26, 2018

Efforts by the National Environment Service to take action over an illegal dump in Akaoa No1 Road appear to have become mired in bureaucracy.

Mining talk horrifies visitor

Wednesday November 21, 2018

A visitor who says he overheard two conversations last week between a group of Americans as to how they could best take advantage of seabed mining in the Cook Islands, says he was so disturbed by the conversations, he decided to go public with them.

Who said picking up and separating your trash wasn’t fun?

Conference focuses on plastics

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Research shows that if nothing changes, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050.

At a public consultation in Titikaveka last week, there was backlash to government’s plan to issue foreign companies five-year licences to explore the Cook Islands’ seabed.

Seabed minerals updates continue

Monday November 12, 2018

Three Seabed Minerals update meetings for the public on Rarotonga ended last Thursday night.

TIS and partners go gardening

Monday November 12, 2018

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environment matters of interest to the Cook Islands.

Discussions and field trips involving the biological control of economically and environmentally important weeds in the Cook Islands, were held at the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday and Thursday.

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