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.
Consultations on the development of a National Climate Change Policy and Cook Islands Country Programme under the Green Climate Fund will resume next week.
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.
With elections season quietening down, and Te Maeva Nui coming towards the end, now is a good time for us as Cook Islands people to think about reducing our impact on our environment, especially when we celebrate special occasions.
The Marae Moana Technical Advisory Group is preparing to meet to discuss marine spatial planning procedures for the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).