Our Tahitian cousins, it seems, are light-years ahead of us once again, calling for a cap on visitor numbers.
They want a cap at 300,000 tourists so that there is one local for each visitor.
our peak, pre-Covid, was it 10 tourists for each local? And the bean counters
want even more?
on you Tahiti. Your industry will be sustainable while our environment is
trashed by what can seem like an invasion of locust.
get the long-stay $800 a night traffic while we get the cheapies arriving with
chilly bins full of meat hoping to save a couple of dollars.
gets the high rollers while we get the ones that boil eggs in the hotel jug.
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these same agencies need to push for better management of wastewater (Eliminating
ravenous coral killer, November 5, 2022). It is the increase of nutrient in
ground, and surface waters (streams) that have led to the increased spawning of
the way should be MFEM (Ministry of Finance and Economic Management), with the
wastewater disposal field located lagoon-side of Bounty. This area – currently
a dust-bowl – drains to the Vaikapuangi stream only 50 metres from Trader
Jacks, and the Avarua harbour. No vegetation means no nutrient uptake.
existing plantings along the coastline don’t help either. Toa enable
nitrogen-fixation, meaning the trees don’t ‘use-up’ groundwater nutrient
reports of odour from resorts in Puaikura point to underperforming and/or
overloaded wastewater systems bordering the coral sands belt.
processing may also be comprised by the increasing number of storm events as
seawater intrusion lifts groundwater levels/negatively impacting local drainage
The fix is the planting of vetiver buffer hedgerows between fields and
waterways; and upslope of the coastline. The grass acts as a catch ‘crop’ to
contain and process fertiliser and livestock run-off.
the main, such initiatives fall outside of the current focus by government on
projects to attract climate change or infrastructure (finance), but are about
taking responsibility for the true cost of development.
a rubbish, just wasting money on it (Fifteen officials representing Cooks at
COP27 in Egypt, November 5, 2022). My question is why 15 people need to go
there for, you don’t need 15 people to represent our country.
Cook Islands government think the money grows on tree. Aue tatou e, te kite
maiara te kavamani e, kare e rava ana te moni note ipukarea – no good at all. Wasting
money, there are very important things that money would help our country.
Adam Marsters Poaiti
is a certain hypocrisy in some of the groups and individuals who oppose deep
sea mining or support a moratorium. If we are to base decision making on proven
and sustainable scientific principles then the science of deep sea mining is in
its infancy and needs to be accorded some caution until the scientific evidence
come these same people and groups support the notion of climate change based on
100 years or so of recorded and interpretations of the data which is also in
its infancy in terms of verifiable science. For every scientist that says yes,
there is also a scientist that says no. So how does one say yes to one and no
to the other, the principles are the same I would have thought i.e. based on
sound and verifiable science.