Environment

The Cook Islands rank number 43 in the world in terms of tonnage of boats and goods flying under the national flag.

MMR secretary suspended

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) secretary Ben Ponia has been suspended on full pay, pending the outcome of an investigation into a complaint.

Tens of thousands of news articles were published about China’s unmanned space station as it tumbled out of control back to Earth this weekend.

Turangi water intake on target

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Construction plans for stage two of the Te Mato Vai project are on target, with the Turangi intake the first site for construction, signalling a major milestone being reached.

Translated, “mana tiaki” basically means being a guardian or caretaker of something.

And in this case, the local mana tiaki programme is all about being a guardian of our local environment.

New site for fisheries information

Saturday March 31, 2018

A new web portal designed to provide the latest information on measures set out to conserve and manage Pacific fisheries was launched last week.

Climate change costing big deal

Saturday March 31, 2018

Director of Climate Change Cook Islands, Wayne King says the costing of climate change was a big topic of discussion with the New Zealand delegation during their “Pacific Reset” mission to the Cook Islands and other Pacific Islands recently.

The Water, Waste, and Sanitation Unit of the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands (WATSAN) is warning local residents to get their drinking water from approved water stations around the island.

Rain disrupts water services

Tuesday March 27, 2018

Days of heavy rain on Rarotonga have led to 10 out of the 12 water intakes around the island being blocked by debris, says the Water, Waste, and Sanitation Unit of the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands (WATSAN).

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