The Cook Islands Ports Authority has confirmed John Jessie as the new harbour master, replacing Saungaki Rasmussen, who resigned in April this year.
In recent years, people have started cutting down on plastic consumption, as we have realised the effects plastic can have on the environment and our oceans.
Members of the Solid Waste Management Committee and the Water, Waste and Sanitation Unit (WATSAN) of the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands have begun weekly litter surveys of a stretch of beach in Nikao.
A Crown-owned water and waste water authority is to be established in the Cook Islands as a part of the Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai (MTVKTV) project now underway in Rarotonga.
This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society, which deals with environmental and conservation issues of interest to the Cook Islands.