Environment

Host of exhibits at new eco-centre

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The soon to be opening Discover – Marine & Wildlife Eco-Centre in Arorangi will have a blend of exhibits from the former Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre in Atupa plus some new exhibits not seen before, with a focus on wildlife and environmental education.

Raromart Asbestos removed

Tuesday August 21, 2018

Asbestos discovered in the burned-out Raromart building has been removed and handled in accordance with national guidelines, says National Environment Service director Joseph Brider.

Te Mato Vai (TMV) work sites, including access roads leading up to the current ‘live’ work sites at Turangi, Avana, Matavera, Avatiu, Tupapa and Papua, are off limits to the general public for health and safety reasons.

Met Service loses asbestos

Monday August 20, 2018

The old asbestos roof in the balloon shed at the Cook Islands Meteorological Service has been removed and replaced with a new roof.

NES decision ‘coincidental’

Monday August 20, 2018

National Environment Service (NES) director Joseph Brider says that the timing of his organisation’s decision to change the terms of a proposal to bury concrete left over from the Raromart fire near the site after photos taken by CINews showed hazardous waste also being buried there was “coincidental”.

This is a weekly column supplied by Te Ipukarea Society.

A number of organic farmers gained organic certification at an award ceremony held at the Ministry of Agriculture last night. The awards were presented by Agriculture associate minister Patrick Arioka. 

Saying no to single-use plastic is a good way to begin reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean, says Phil Somerville.

Labour shortages affecting agriculture in the Cook Islands were among issues discussed during a four-day programme promoting the saving of non-hybrid open pollinated seed, held at the Ministry of Agriculture this week.

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