This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with environmental and conservation issues Aof interest to the Cook Islands.

School holidays are well underway and this week 10 lucky students took part in the Cook Islands Training Institute (CITTI) “Taste-A-Trade” course for carpentry and welding.

Introducing the real ‘Moana’

Monday October 16, 2017

A HEADSTAND on a floating paddle board… “No way!”

Long wait ends for Te Are Manu

Monday October 16, 2017

The long-awaited opening of new local animal clinic, Te Are Manu took place on Thursday, with a large number of people gathering to celebrate the launch of an entirely Cook Islands-run animal clinic. 

A precious piece of our history

Monday October 16, 2017

A precious artefact held in the National Museum’s National Heritage Collection can truly be described as unique.

Girl Guides mark 89th birthday

Monday October 16, 2017

Girl Guides will be out in full force this Sunday to celebrate 89 years of Guiding in the Cook Islands.

Fijians celebrate very special day

Monday October 16, 2017

Fijians residing in the Cook Islands will today converge on St Joseph School ground to celebrate Fiji Day.

TAU boss helps at Maldives meeting

Monday October 16, 2017

Renewable energy was the focus of a major ministerial meeting in the Maldives this week as the Alliance of Small Islands States (AOSIS) gathered for talks on accelerating the commitments under the Climate Change Paris Agreement.

Ruatonga gearing up

Monday October 16, 2017

The villagers of Ruatonga have been preparing for the 60th anniversary of the tapere’s meeting house to be held next week.

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