The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre in Atupa, which closed its doors last October, will soon be reopening according to whale researcher Nan Hauser.
The House of Ariki is not happy with the proposed development at Avana Point as the group comprising high chiefs fear it may destroy historical sites in the area.
Last month the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) held an interactive workshop on project development, management and leadership over an intensive 14 days in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Consultations on the development of a National Climate Change Policy and Cook Islands Country Programme under the Green Climate Fund will resume next week.
Work on rebuilding the boat ramp at Avarua Harbour has now been all but completed, with the final load of dredged material removed a week ago and the last two mooring blocks due to be installed in the coming week.
Recent concerns raised regarding the dangers of increased aqua tourism activity at Avaavaroa passage seem to have now led to real progress, with the passing of official legislation the final goal.