The perception that too much authority may be vested in the minister responsible is among wide-ranging public concerns raised over the controversial draft seabed minerals law.
A sea training opportunity for Cook Islanders on board exploration vessels in international waters has been confirmed by the Seabed Minerals Authority (SBMA).
Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is the longest serving, proactive, non-government environmental organisation in the Cook Islands. The society was formed in 1996 to help look after our natural heritage and provide the iti tangata with more of a voice on issues that impact our environment. TIS is a membership-based organisation made up of individual, family, and corporate members, who desire a sustainable, healthy and beautiful environment.
This article is adapted from a Birdlife International article by Jessica Law. Te Ipukarea Society is the Birdlife partner for the Cook Islands.
Seabed Minerals Commissioner, Paul Lynch, has confirmed that there are industries who have shown their interest to explore the Cook Islands seabed and see if it is commercially viable.
My name is Jessie Tepora Nicholson.
I am a descendent of the Pirangi and Apaina bloodlines from Arorangi and Ivirua, Mangaia, respectively, through my mama and papa.