Environment

The appointment of the new director general of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) will be one of the key agendas at the 15th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting (FFCMIN15) this week.

Work on the new boat ramp at Avarua Harbour adjacent to Trader Jacks restaurant and bar began last week.

Ministerial forum opens tonight

Tuesday July 03, 2018

The three-day Annual Ministerial Forum Fisheries Committee Fifteenth Meeting (FFCMIN15) will be officially opened tonight at the National Auditorium.

The Ministry of Marine Resources has acknowledged the concerns raised regarding drifting Fish Aggregation Devices in a recent CINews article supplied by Te Ipukarea Society, saying they are “aware of the problem”.

Suwarrow: Romantic no more

Monday July 02, 2018

Way back in 1890, Suwarrow was described as the “most romantic island in the world” by Robert Louis Stevenson’s wife Fanny after the Stevenson family visited the island. From a distance, even today, you can get a feeling of why she thought so.

The Cook Islands joined other countries this week at a special meeting in The Netherlands in supporting a UK-led proposal to strengthen a global ban on chemical weapons.

Dealing with a stream of rubbish left behind by local residents using the Social Centre beach in Nikao has become a never-ending battle for the WATSAN team.

Climate meeting airs key issues

Thursday June 28, 2018

The Climate Change Cook Islands quarterly platform meeting earlier this week resulted in some interesting discussion around the climate change policy and other issues.

Rain gauge upgrade completed

Thursday June 28, 2018

WATSAN Cook Islands has successfully upgraded its Te Kou rain gauge to a remote telemetry system using local cellular network and satellite to automatically transfer real time data to Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) via the internet.

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