Outer Islands

The who’s who of Pacific Fisheries are in the Cook Islands ahead of the annual ministerial meeting of the Forum Fisheries Committee to discuss the outlook and prospects for tuna fisheries including the Regional Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries.

Water relief for Penrhyn

Monday July 02, 2018

The government is transporting 100,000 litres of water to Tongareva (Penrhyn) to provide relief to residents facing water issues on the northern group island.

They arrived back a week later than originally planned, but Te Ipukarea Society’s Suwarrow expedition team were all smiles when the General Transport barge Layar Mas 291 delivered them to Avarua wharf bright and early at eight o’clock on Thursday morning.

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environment issues of interest to the Cook Islands. This week technical director Kelvin Passfield reports on a TIS team’s trip to Suwarrow to conduct a rat baiting project on the island and nearby motu.

There’s no easy solution for Pa Enua travel realities, but 24-hour solar power lightens the mood, reports Lisa Leilani Williams.

A story run last week by New Zealand news website Stuff about the Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort being for sale has now been picked up by news agencies around the world – despite the resort having been on the market for months, if not years.

Rarotonga may be suffering from a shortage of fish, but fish aggregating devices (FADs) seem to be doing the trick in Aitutaki.

A request for tenders has been issued by Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) for the construction of a cyclone shelter on the atoll of Palmerston.

TIS team on Palmerston

Friday May 18, 2018

A team from Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) visited Palmerston earlier this week.

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