Environment

Wriggly worms play a vital role in our environment.

Now you can help keep Rarotonga clean and support fundraising efforts of Te Uki Ou School by renting a plate from their stall at the Muri Night Market.

‘Trees must be protected’

Friday February 05, 2016

Historic trees in the Cook Islands will need to be preserved and protected as they are diminishing, states a concerned citizen.

Seaweed everywhere

Thursday February 04, 2016

Algae smothering the Muri lagoon floor and now extensive amounts of seaweed being swept on to the beach at Avana are creating an ugly, smelly mass all along the foreshore.

The Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is liaising with the Cook Islands government in an effort to ban the use of the Expandable Polystyrene Foam (EPS) products, especially those used for packaging in the takeaways food industry in the Cook Islands

Grants to fight environment issues

Tuesday January 26, 2016

The next round of funding for the Cook Islands Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Strengthening the Resilience of our Islands and our Communities to Climate Change (SRIC-CC) is due this Friday.

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.

Over-the-reef appeal to be heard

Wednesday January 20, 2016

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.

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