Breaking the cycle of rural poverty across the world was the theme of World Food Day, marked with plentiful local produce at Punanga Nui market yesterday.
A commercial piggery that has been defying just about every environmental rule and has been operating for months in Turangi valley with the full knowledge of the National Environment Service and Public Health department, was shut down yesterday.
THE COOK Islands could benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between the 12 Pacific Rim countries, including New Zealand and Australia.
Te Kainga Mental Health Services is inviting all to join them at the Punanga Nui Markets today as they raise awareness for World Mental Health Day.
Earlier this year the Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation and the 50th celebrations committee called on local designers and would-be designers to craft designs for t-shirts and singlets commemorating this year’s annual breast cancer appeal.
More smoke-free premises and restrictions on tobacco sales are on the cards for the Cook Islands, with one bar taking its own action to introduce tighter smoking rules.
A healthy diet is critical to reducing the obesity epidemic in the Cook Islands, but new research shows it can also go a long way to improving the mental health of our people.
The Cook Islands will be in safe hands in the event of an emergency, with more members of the community becoming capable first responders.