Weekend

Asbestos: Into the red zone

Friday January 31, 2014

This week, the Cook Islands Investment Corporation has been co-ordinating the large-scale removal of soil from Avarua School, after it was found to be contaminated by asbestos. The truckloads of soil were taken to a site in Arorangi, to be disposed of in a hole dug especially for this purpose.

The Cook Islands Library and Museum Society will hold a special ceremony on Monday to celebrate the society’s 50th anniversary.

Atiu nearly free of myna birds

Friday January 10, 2014

After nearly five years of trying to trap, poison and shoot every myna bird on their island, the people of Atiu could be free of the destructive bird within six months.

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