Dwindling fish numbers and the potential impact of deep sea mining on fish are among the issues in Cook Islands waters that fishermen and an environmental group want to see addressed at an upcoming meeting in Rarotonga between the Pacific’s fisheries ministries.
Cook Islands Public Service Commissioner Carl Hunter joined 18 other Pacific Island countries attending the Pacific Fono 2023 for Pacific Public Service Commissioners (PPSC) held in Wellington, New Zealand, earlier this month.
Cook Islands Māori language and traditions are gradually disappearing and must be addressed to ensure the foundations and the knowledge of ‘who we are’ thrives for future generations, says Cook Islands cultural advisor, Tumu Korero, Raemaki Temaeva Karati.
This year’s White Ribbon Day violence against women campaign also included the promotion of ‘A violence-free Cook Islands’, aiming to flip the script and change the narrative to celebrate peace, saying no to violence, domestic abuse, and child abuse and exploitation.
The 2023 Air New Zealand Te Kara Run in support of Autism Cook Islands drew a massive crowd of around 1000 families and children in the biggest, the most fun and colourful fundraising event of the year.
While an international campaign to end violence against women and girls is marked tomorrow, Saturday, November 25, Cook Islands Police concerns continue to focus on the sustained level of domestic violence incidents reported locally, each month.
Rarotonga’s water system agency, To Tatou Vai (TTV), has issued a warning that it has the authority to prosecute individuals for wasting water amidst concerns about declining levels at the island’s intakes.
Dignitaries unveiled the Phase 1 Te Tau Papa o Avarua project signboards, marking the official start of the plan which includes infrastructure and landscaping activities to be carried out in Rarotonga’s main central business district.