Environment

Earth blamed for power cut

Tuesday September 05, 2017

An hour-long power shortage that affected parts of the island on Saturday evening is thought to have been caused by earth movement.

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Working to save endangered bird

Monday September 04, 2017

It is that time of the year again where the Department of Conservation (DoC) team from New Zealand conducts an annual kakerori banding exercise within the Takitumu Conservation Area (TCA).

This weekly column is contributed by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental issues of interest to the Cook Islands.

Get recycling with a worm farm

Monday August 21, 2017

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental issues of interest to the Cook Islands.

Te Ipukarea Society Project Officer, Liam Kokaua, was fortunate to be able to participate in scientific research of the East Australian humpback whale populations in the Great Barrier Reef two weeks ago. Here is a summary of his experience

Borax is a naturally occurring mineral also known as sodium borate, with a wide variety of household uses. 

In what has been a long and drawn out process spanning over 12 months, the case against the Cook Islands Government over the European Union Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement was finally heard last week in the High Court of the Cook Islands, with Justice Judith Potter presiding.

Every July, over a million people around the world participate in “Plastic-Free July”, a challenge to refuse single-use plastics for one whole month.

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