Environment

Miracle turtle Ponu is to be released into the wild on Sunday – and our children are determined she won’t face the same threats that kill other turtles.

Seabed mining is the equivalent of Covid-19 to the health of our ocean, says the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations.

Beauty of the ocean

Tuesday June 09, 2020

On World Oceans Day countries around the globe celebrate and honour the ocean, while coming up with ways to protect and restore it to its beautiful natural state.

OPINION: Cook Islands Library and Museum curator Jean Mason is passionate about the conservation of trees. She believes that if we can identify trees, especially tupuna trees, they can be pruned to make sure they live on for hundreds of years.

OPINION: Our kids love inflatable pool toys, but not enough it seems to stop them from doing everything in their power to pop them!   

Some regular visitors to Cook Islands are back – and earlier than expected. Covid-19 travel restrictions are still keeping tourists away, but the mighty humpbacks have returned.

Environmental report says Cook Islands’ drive for mining raises concerns for the Marae Moana Marine Park, for tuna fisheries, and for tourism.

Musician Kura Happ was amongst Ponu the turtle’s many supporters at the Marine and Wildlife Eco Centre on Monday to witness her flippers being tagged.

OPINION: Well it is now looking very much like we have come through the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed, apart from the ongoing economic fall-out of course. 

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