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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.
Te Mato Vai (TMV) work sites, including access roads leading up to the current ‘live’ work sites at Turangi, Avana, Matavera, Avatiu, Tupapa and Papua, are off limits to the general public for health and safety reasons.
National Environment Service (NES) director Joseph Brider says that the timing of his organisation’s decision to change the terms of a proposal to bury concrete left over from the Raromart fire near the site after photos taken by CINews showed hazardous waste also being buried there was “coincidental”.
A number of organic farmers gained organic certification at an award ceremony held at the Ministry of Agriculture last night. The awards were presented by Agriculture associate minister Patrick Arioka.
Saying no to single-use plastic is a good way to begin reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean, says Phil Somerville.
Labour shortages affecting agriculture in the Cook Islands were among issues discussed during a four-day programme promoting the saving of non-hybrid open pollinated seed, held at the Ministry of Agriculture this week.
Activity at the port of Avatiu increased dramatically yesterday following the return of the Tahitian vessel Tahiti Nui at around 7am.