Yesterday’s strong winds and high seas caused by a tropical depression near Mauke caught residents of Rarotonga and other southern group islands by surprise and the Met Office says more damaging winds and rain are expected this week.
Jacqueline Evans said: “Seabed mining also has a direct impact on the biodiversity that lives on and around the nodules and the disposal of sediment from the ship will impact marine life that encounters it in the water column.” Evans said she wants the Cook Islands to focus on investments that “do not solely rely […]
People keen to explore the possibility of deep sea mining see it as a way to fight climate change, while those against say it doesn’t make sense to solve an environmental problem by possibly creating a new one.
The Taamo family bid farewell to their beloved pet gannet Aki a week ago, releasing it back into the wild. But the charismatic bird has since returned, deciding it would rather live with the family who raised it on the island of Aitutaki.
Thursday night was Rarotonga’s turn to hear some of the ocean health presentations that were presented to the whole of the pa enua by the voyagers from Tāua e Moana – Ocean & I, writes Te Ipukarea Society.