The ability of sex offenders to disappear into communities has prompted the New Zealand government to begin legislating the setting up of a child sex offenders register.
One hundred and seventy six years ago – today in Rarotonga, yesterday in Aotearoa – the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in the Bay of Islands.
Gerald McCormack of the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust who wrote this three-part feature, says dedicated researchers in the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium, including Nan Hauser, have made a large contribution to the recent explosion of information about humpback whales. “Although science is always a “work in progress” this seems like a good time to review the situation,” he says.
This week CI News features a 50 Tamariki Kuki Airani profile on Cook Islands scientist Teina Rongo. The 50 Tamariki series was started on Facebook last year by Cook Islands journalist Florence Syme-Buchanan. It profiles ordinary Cook Islanders doing extraordinary things.