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Environment

Water safety in the spotlight

Monday October 01, 2018

Rules and regulations around tourism operators are coming, says director of Destination Development Cook Islands Tourism Metua Vaiimene, “and we must get ready as a community and as operators for this by adopting a culture of compliance now”.

Ban on plastic bags is looming

Monday October 01, 2018

The government is likely to introduce a ban on single-use plastic bags in the Cook Islands.

Sowing seeds to little growers

Saturday September 29, 2018

The Agricultural department deals in everything from pests and weeds to growing food.

Boomerang bags come back

Thursday September 27, 2018

In a small New Zealand town, women’s groups have taken to their sewing machines producing plastic bag replacements, called boomerang bags.

Volunteers clean up island litter

Saturday September 15, 2018

The Clean Up the World event coordinated by the National Environment Service (NES) today received a good response from the business communities and the government agencies.

This weekly column is contributed by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environment matters of interest to the Cook Islands.

Thinking outside the bin for recycling

Thursday September 20, 2018

Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) is committed to reducing waste to landfill and are always trying to assist households to manage their waste better. 

Clam investigation complete

Monday September 10, 2018

The Ministry of Marine Resources (Tu’anga o te Pae Moana) has completed a preliminary investigation into the sudden death of a large number of giant clams (pa’ua) in the Tikioki eco-tourism area, as reported by CINews last month.

A closer look at purse seine catch

Saturday September 08, 2018

Public interest in the development of the purse seine fishery has grown over the past few years, mainly in relation to the Cook Islands-European Union Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA). Here we take a closer look at the 2017 Cook Islands purse seine catches and recent developments in fisheries management.

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