Outer Islands

The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) conducted assessments and surveys of the lagoon and outer reef in Mangaia last month.

New captain has aims in mind...

Wednesday April 04, 2018

The recently arrived new captain of the Tiare Taporo says he wants to raise people’s standard of living in the outer islands by giving them “cheap access to cargo, transportation, and broadening their possibilities for culture and economics”.

Bluesky, the Cook Islands’ sole telecommunications provider, has admitted it has “not been as effective as it should have been,” in resolving problems with the internet service on Palmerston.

Manihiki’s Tauhunu Fishing Association has received a gift of fishing gear and materials last Thursday from the visiting Cook Islands Fishing Association field worker Vaine Wichman.

The people of Aitutaki are the grateful recipients of the newly-completed Te Kainga Wellbeing Extension Centre building, donated by the people of Japan.

New bid to stimulate agriculture

Saturday March 24, 2018

The week-long meeting to discuss the Cook Islands Ridge to Reef programme “Pa Enua Agriculture for Resilient Livelihoods” (PEARL) finished last week on a high note, said Ministry of Agriculture policy director Patrick Arioka.

Tiare Taporo to sail in April

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Almost two years after its last voyage, the Tiare Taporo is set to sail to the northern islands again.

Grant a boost for Mitiaro

Monday March 19, 2018

Financial assistance from the government of India has allowed the construction of sanitation facilities on Mitiaro.

Southern islands keen on coconuts

Wednesday March 14, 2018

It’s all about the coconuts.

The Ministry of Agriculture is meeting this week with mayors and executive officers from all of the southern group islands to discuss implementation of their ‘Pa Enua Agriculture for Resilient Livelihoods’ (PEARL) programme.

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