Environment

The support of Cook Islanders – from Rarotonga to some of the communities most devastated by this summer’s bushfires – has brought tears to Australian eyes.

Cook Islands has secured expressions of interests for significant grant funding to support Marae Moana.


The fuel company at the centre of the diesel leak in Avatiu harbour is stalling investigations into the major spill.

From world stage - to tiny Ma'uke

Tuesday January 07, 2020

From Kuala Lumpur with President Barack Obama, to Ma’uke with her family, environmental leader Jackie Rongo has certainly been getting around lately.

Cook Island’s Conservation group, Te Ipukarea Society is urging families to rethink their consumption of plastic products over the summer period.

Cooks at risk from disasters

Monday November 11, 2019

Cook Islands ranks among the world’s worst affected in terms of casualties and people impacted by disasters, the European Commission says. It names Cook Islands as one of the badly-affected Pacific nations.

There is a growing demand from consumers in the Cook Islands for businesses to be more environmentally friendly. 

Where do the turtles come from?

Saturday November 09, 2019

Drive for new research to better understand endangered sea turtles, reports Anneka Brown.

The new industrial glass crusher was damaged in its first run thanks to negligence at a Rarotonga resort.

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