Several weeks ago, the Cook Islands water authority, To Tatou Vai, announced it was conducting a six-month trial of Poly-Aluminium Chloride (PACl) as a flocculation agent.
Flocculation is a process of settling out particulate matter, for example dirt, from the water. Given that PACl is a chemical that produces a potentially toxic sludge as a byproduct of the flocculation process, this trial needed to be properly assessed for environmental impacts before it was approved.
It’s been a year of highs and lows for sports in the Cook Islands. While netball’s win at the Pacific Games in Samoa and Cook Islands return to the Rugby League World Cup 2021 brought joy to the sporting fraternity, there were other events which provided some good lessons to the athletes and the sporting federations as we head into 2020 …
Palmerston Island has been named one of the 12 world’s most unexplored places by an American online media company.
Insider, which is known for publishing the financial news website Business Insider and other news and media website, says Palmerston is a remote island in the South Pacific that’s visited by a supply ship only a couple times a year.
Cook Islands’ economic growth is expected to plummet to an average of 2.4 per cent over the next four years, estimates the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management.
According to a report in the 2019/20 Half-Year Economic and Fiscal Update, the downturn is due to the capacity constraints experienced by the economy.