Environment

Step up and deliver now, PM Brown tells United States

Thursday 29 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Environment, National

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown has called on the United States to join in the global fight against climate change during a busy first day of the inaugural United States-Pacific Islands summit.

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Cooks set to ban importation of ozone-depleting products

Saturday 24 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Environment, National

The Cook Islands is pushing ahead with rules banning the importation of all ozone-depleting products by 2030.

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Kākerōri revitalisation project wins major conservation award

Thursday 22 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Environment, Local, National

A project which has brought a native Cook Islands bird species back from the brink of extinction has won a major international conservation award.

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Increased likelihood of flooding

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Environment, National, Weather

People living in low-lying areas should brace themselves for the likelihood of flooding in the coming months, as the Cook Islands is due to experience another La Nina season.

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750 kilos of waste from clean-up day

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, National

Clean Up the Cooks Day on Friday resulted in a waste haul of 750.8 kilograms – the majority being general waste and scrap metal.

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Iro wins top ocean prize

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, National

Ocean advocate and former rugby league star Kevin Iro has been named the recipient of the 2022 Seacology Prize for his commitment towards the world’s largest multi-use marine park, Marae Moana.

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The importance of local knowledge in award winning project

Monday 19 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, Local, National

The first-ever town plan for Avarua – the capital of the Cook Islands – has won an International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) award for its response to the climate crisis at a Gala Awards Ceremony in South Korea recently. The Coconet TV spoke to Cook Island architect Romani Katoa on how he became involved, why it’s important for local Pacific Islanders to work on these kinds of projects, how he got into architecture and more in a quick Q&A below.

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Businesses support Clean up the Cooks campaign

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

The National Environment Service (NES) held its Clean Up The Cooks event on Friday. Volunteers were allocated places to collect waste by NES, which also provided bags.

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Water quality survey raises concern over stream health

Friday 16 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Environment, National

A report into Rarotonga and Aitutaki’s water quality shows good results for lagoons, but some concern for streams.

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PM slams world superpowers for lack of action on climate change

Tuesday 13 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, National

Prime Minister Mark Brown criticised world superpowers for lack of action on climate change in his speech at the Green Climate Fund (GCF) conference in South Korea yesterday.

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‘Clean Up the Cook Islands’ campaign

Monday 12 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Environment, National

Cook Islands residents are being urged to join the annual Clean Up The Cooks event on Friday, September 16.

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Pacific nations make their own decisions, says SBMA

Saturday 10 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, National

Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority (SBMA) says it respects the right of Pacific nations to make decisions regarding the sustainable development of resources in response to French Polynesia’s vote to temporary ban seabed mining projects.

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Fisheries important to the recovery of Pacific economies

Wednesday 7 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Environment, National

The Pacific Fisheries Ministers meeting held in Kiribati identified maximising value from their fisheries as key to supporting the economic recovery from Covid-19.

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Designer’s Cook Islands climate crisis plans win two international awards

Tuesday 6 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

The first-ever town plan for Avarua – the capital of the Cook Islands – has won an International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) award for its response to the climate crisis.

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Free classes: Taking small steps to improve food production

Monday 5 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, Local, National

Free agriculture classes are returning that focus on permaculture, regenerative farming and sustainable living.

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US$16m batteries store Sun’s energy, reduce oil need

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Environment, National

Three newly commissioned battery systems on Rarotonga which cost US$16 million (approx. NZ$24m) will reduce the island’s dependence on oil-fuelled power generation and continue the shift to solar power.

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Western bank gabions stabilise Takuvaine stream

Monday 29 August 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Environment, National

Contractors are continuing the widening and stabilisation of the Takuvaine stream bank where it approaches the new Empire bridge in Avarua.

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Private sector joining forces with government to battle climate change

Friday 26 August 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, National

A meeting to help the private sector ‘raise ambitions’ for climate resilience is being hosted by the Chamber of Commerce today.

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MFEM backs catastrophe risk insurance company

Friday 26 August 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Environment, National

At the recent Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) sponsored by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, attendees were captivated by a unique presentation by the region’s Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC).

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School Garden Project gains momentum

Wednesday 24 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Environment, National

The School Garden Programme run by the Ministry of Agriculture with support of local non-governmental organisation, Te Korero O Te Ōrau, is gaining momentum.

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