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Cages protecting a large number of giant clam (pa’ua) have been ripped open and 16 clams, some up to 15 years old, have been stolen from their shells at the Tikioki ecotourism reserve in Muri.
The Cook Islands policy aiming for 100 per cent renewable solar energy by 2020, is expected to gain worldwide attention once a 90-minute feature documentary called Solarwind is released.
After a story in CINews last week regarding the discovery of asbestos in the remains of the burned-out Raromart building, owner Don Carlaw wants to clarify just how little of the potentially deadly substance was actually found.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.