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Outer Islands

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.

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.

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