this writer invite the Minister for Environment, and the staff of the National
Environment Service, to stand in the middle of Raemaru Park and observe the
they will see in one of several hillsides on Rarotonga where the invasive
Albizia trees have replaced acres and acres of native forest. If the Albizia
trees are removed, are the natives hovering below as seeds and seedlings, or is
it too late?
is only one sad end result; in less time than anyone can guess, the only native
trees on Rarotonga will be those that survive in our back yards.
would think this would be recognised as a national emergency. Call it
Albizia-19. Where are the alarm bells? Where is the leadership?
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you need to look at are the needs of the country. From there, set up training
courses for certain areas and skill sets, you already have skilled people in
the Cook Islands to deliver these training or courses – just have to think
strategically to create these programmes and contextualise that to suit per
industry need of the country.
is no need to get foreigners in the country but attract our own people to come
back home to rebuild our nation. Te atua te Aroa.