Environment

Tuna experts are sceptical of Japanese government’s impending proposal to seek an increase in fishing quotas for Pacific bluefin.

Whale season off to slow start

Monday August 13, 2018

October, Rarotonga’s resident whale expert Nan Hauser says the mighty marine mammals should now “start to pour in, in greater numbers”.

Have you ever been curious about what is in our litter?

Ariki unhappy with Avana plan

Monday August 13, 2018

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.

Climate change meeting to resume

Saturday August 11, 2018

Consultations on the development of a National Climate Change Policy and Cook Islands Country Programme under the Green Climate Fund will resume next week.

Avarua boat ramp ready

Friday August 10, 2018

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.

Notably absent from the port of Avatiu at present is a vessel which at one point threatened to become a permanent fixture after being left immobile at the wharf for almost two years.

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