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Environment

Koutu Nui renews tourism concerns

Wednesday November 07, 2018

Koutu Nui has raised renewed concerns about the social and environmental impact from the blooming tourism industry in the Cook Islands.

New seabed minerals laws on way

Tuesday November 06, 2018

The Cook Islands government intends to table new legislation relating to seabed minerals activities in December.

Muri study results out soon

Monday November 05, 2018

The Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai project team (PMU) are preparing to release the results of their extensive environmental investigations this week.

First seabed meeting this evening

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Today will be the first of three opportunities for the local resident community on Rarotonga to receive an update on the latest information, relating to our national Seabed Minerals (SBM) sector. This is based on historical research that shows our deep seabed to be abundant in valuable cobalt-rich, manganese nodules.

Renewing PM’s pledge to oceans

Wednesday October 31, 2018

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.

Understanding Marae Moana

Wednesday October 24, 2018

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.

Drain work will help protect road

Sunday October 21, 2018

A maintenance crew was busy for most of Thursday, working to clear a blocked drain on the rocky bank leading down to the lagoon.

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