Environment

Reusable cups will help cut waste

Monday January 15, 2018

The Cook Islands Voyaging Society will soon begin selling customised reusable cups, with the goal of helping to reduce the waste sent to Rarotonga’s overfilled landfill.

Red postman has an important gift

Monday January 15, 2018

This weekly column is provided by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environment issues of interest to the Cook Islands.

Success at last for plant scientists

Thursday January 04, 2018

After multiple frustrating attempts, Ministry of Agriculture staff believe that they may finally have the infamous mile a minute vine under control.

The deadline for submissions on the single-use polystyrene ban policy has come and gone and no-one has objected to the policy change, which is expected to have an impact on the amount of non-biodegradable waste currently piling up at Rarotonga’s landfill.

TIS launches memorial internship

Wednesday January 03, 2018

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with environmental and conservation issues of interest to Cook Islanders.

We need to sort our rubbish

Wednesday December 27, 2017

The waste audit conducted by the Ministry of Infrastructure over two weeks in November has revealed disappointing results and observations that have left ministry heads frustrated with the seeming lack of progress with educating island residents about waste disposal.

Visitors help to protect paradise

Tuesday December 19, 2017

Te Ipukarea Society’s Mana Tiaki programme, endorsed by Cook Islands Tourism, makes it possible for visiting guests to our shores to give back to the environment they come to love and enjoy.

Longline fishery in survival mode

Wednesday December 06, 2017

The survival of the Pacific’s domestic tuna longline fishery is at stake without more effective management of fishing in the High Seas – those areas outside of the waters of the region’s 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zones.

TIS supports polystyrene ban

Monday December 04, 2017

This weekly column is provided by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental matters of concern to the Cook Islands.

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