The MV Grinna departed for the islands of Palmerston, Nassau and Suwarrow yesterday on a Pa Enua Action for Resilient Livelihoods (PEARL) Project mission from October 10 until October 23.
Two new hydroponics and school gardens have been implemented on Tongareva, courtesy of the Adaptation Funded Pa Enua for Resilient Livelihoods (PEARL) Project.
They were handed over to the Tongareva Island Government and community by Infrastructure minister Robert Tapaitau and Agriculture secretary Marama Anguna-Kamana.
They are opportunities to increase the consumption of local fruits and vegetables amongst the community on Tongareva and reduce imported foods.
Hydroponics encompasses growing plants using water without soil, which for coral islands is a great option and supports locally grown fresh produce in the Pa Enua.
Across the country, the government wage subsidy has given hope to the unemployed and has been a lifesaver for workers like those in Aitutaki.
Penrhyn’s Omoka School students wrote stories to celebrate the Ministry of Education’s Literacy Week. School principal Napa Sonny said the students presented their pieces of writing to the school last week.