As shipping delays stall a controversial construction project in the outer island of Penrhyn, one local shipping firm is questioning why his company wasn’t approached for their services. Emmanuel Samoglou reports.
Nine months ago, French national Pauline Belliard moved to Rarotonga to live and work. Today she returns to New Zealand, but before saying goodbye to the Cook Islands, Belliard was one of the first group of passengers who got to travel to and discover more about four of the Southern Pa Enua.
Although the people of Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke and Mangaia miss welcoming international visitors to their beautiful islands, as long as Covid-19 continues to have devastating effects around the world, they are happy to keep it that way. Katrina Tanirau reports from the Pa Enua.
Two new hydroponics and school gardens have been implemented on Tongareva, courtesy of the Adaptation Funded Pa Enua for Resilient Livelihoods (PEARL) Project. They were handed over to the Tongareva Island Government and community by Infrastructure minister Robert Tapaitau and Agriculture secretary Marama Anguna-Kamana. They are opportunities to increase the consumption of local fruits and vegetables amongst the community on Tongareva and reduce imported foods. Hydroponics encompasses growing plants using water without soil, which for coral islands is a great option and supports locally grown fresh produce in the Pa Enua.