Dear Editor, the plastic bottles on the island are astonishing.
There must be something to recycle them into, same with glass it can be crushed and reused for plenty of stuff. It can even be added to the seal for the roads ground and added to cement mix.
been here a month and have continuously picked up rubbish around overflowing
bins at Blackrock – lots of tourists, lots of rubbish and waste. I’m sure
plenty of other ideas out there, get together and get them going. Keep your
island paradise clean and green
Environmental Management Plan for Waste Management should be in place by now. A
recycling infrastructure for materials just needs to be implemented or a
contingency plan so waste can be minimised.
understanding is that no one pays levies on water, water waste, for domestic
and corporate rubbish rates in the Cook Islands which needs to be addressed
the landowners need to get together and plan this with the government? If there
are costs … then those leasing lands out (to businesses producing more
corporate rubbish/waste) need to bear the brunt of the costs. Just saying.
Bob Nicholls Paiti
course, there is a real concern for Rarotonga regarding waste. It’s time to off
load some of these challenges to the Pa Enua. The motherland Rarotonga has been
feeding the Cook Islands for over 57 years and she needs help. She’s tired of
babysitting the entire country. Take tourism to the Pa Enua is a solution for
Rarotonga and for all. Bring it to the second biggest island Mangaia if you
don't mind. Keep the faith eou!
Cook Islands are a sovereign island of New Zealand with Cook Islanders also
holding NZ passports. There should absolutely be affordable air passage between
the Cooks and NZ at all times. I do notice however that there is still
currently only one flight a day, so until they put on more flights the crazy
pricing is not likely to be fixed. Hopefully this is addressed by Air New
Zealand in the coming months, they do need to sort the staffing issue they have
and shortage of pilots to have a long-term solution. Fingers crossed.
state of affairs. Leadership serving themselves. Definitely need an independent
(person) to do this job, that means someone with no connection to anyone in
beast has reared its head, options in the past have been to sweep it under the
carpet. So please, let’s push for an enquiry to allow for transparency and
accountability. Taking into consideration all future generations not just the
ones who are related. Call it for what it is! Then move forward.