Environment

Met Service loses asbestos

Monday August 20, 2018

The old asbestos roof in the balloon shed at the Cook Islands Meteorological Service has been removed and replaced with a new roof.

NES decision ‘coincidental’

Monday August 20, 2018

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”.

This is a weekly column supplied by Te Ipukarea Society.

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.

Prison garden to go organic

Thursday August 16, 2018

A certified organic plot in the prison grounds is almost ready to be planted, says first officer in the support division of the prison service, Tutai Kopa. 

The 102-year-old sailing yacht Joseph Conrad has made a spectacular addition to the line-up of yachts at Avatiu Harbour this week.

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