Outer Islands

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.

Building resilience on Aitutaki

Wednesday May 16, 2018

The island of Aitutaki has been busy improving its resilience to the effects of climate change.

Te Ipukarea technical director Kelvin Passfield was looking forward to four or five weeks without broadband or mobile phone coverage when staff from TIS left aboard the Lady Moana for remote Suwarrow island on Saturday afternoon.

Harry lives the Suwarrow life

Saturday May 12, 2018

Travel some 900-odd kilometres north by northwest of Rarotonga, up towards the islands of Nassau and Pukapuka, and you’ll find Suwarrow, a national park of the Cook Islands since 1978.

Solar power comes to Mitiaro

Saturday May 12, 2018

Prime minister Henry Puna officially opened the first of four solar power stations in the southern group islands under the Cook Islands Renewable Energy Project on the island of Mitiaro on Thursday.

Atiu and Takutea for 3D mapping

Thursday May 10, 2018

Three-dimensional maps of Atiu and Takutea are being constructed as a part of the National Environment Services’ (NES) Participatory Three Dimensional Modelling (P3DM) workshop programme.

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