A Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteer is working to help the Cook Islands with Marae Moana by researching information for the drafting of marine spatial planning procedures.

Help keep our beaches clean

Thursday August 23, 2018

Cook Islands environmental service group Friends of the Environment has been cleaning up the beach at Matavera for more than 10 years. Now they’re reaching out to the public to join them in keeping all the beaches on Rarotonga clean.

Picton Castle back in home port

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The Cook Islands-registered sailing vessel Picton Castle has returned to her official home port of Avatiu in Rarotonga this week, some three years after her last visit here in 2015.

Host of exhibits at new eco-centre

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The soon to be opening Discover – Marine & Wildlife Eco-Centre in Arorangi will have a blend of exhibits from the former Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre in Atupa plus some new exhibits not seen before, with a focus on wildlife and environmental education.

Raromart Asbestos removed

Tuesday August 21, 2018

Asbestos discovered in the burned-out Raromart building has been removed and handled in accordance with national guidelines, says National Environment Service director Joseph Brider.

Te Mato Vai (TMV) work sites, including access roads leading up to the current ‘live’ work sites at Turangi, Avana, Matavera, Avatiu, Tupapa and Papua, are off limits to the general public for health and safety reasons.

Met Service loses asbestos

Monday August 20, 2018

The old asbestos roof in the balloon shed at the Cook Islands Meteorological Service has been removed and replaced with a new roof.

NES decision ‘coincidental’

Monday August 20, 2018

National Environment Service (NES) director Joseph Brider says that the timing of his organisation’s decision to change the terms of a proposal to bury concrete left over from the Raromart fire near the site after photos taken by CINews showed hazardous waste also being buried there was “coincidental”.

This is a weekly column supplied by Te Ipukarea Society.

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