Outer Islands

Penrhyn blew budget by $67k

Thursday June 29, 2017

Progressive overspending of the Penrhyn Island Administration personnel budget became so serious that the Ministry of Finance withheld bulk funding for four months to the island last year.

The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) met with Aitutaki Island Government last week and received strong support for the development of the proposed Aitutaki Lagoon Management Plan.

The Business Trade Investment Board (BTIB) began a series of free workshops in Aitutaki yesterday focusing on improving the skills and knowledge of business owners and other interested people.

Aitutaki welcomes Bishop home

Thursday June 08, 2017

Former MP Teina Bishop ended his six-month prison term and returned to his home on Aitutaki on Friday, to a huge welcome from island residents.

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

The Atiu Rarotonga Community has set a target of collecting $50,000 from the Atiu Gala Day which will be held this Friday.

A combined handover ceremony for the people of Mangaia’s overhauled crusher plant and the new water supply for the village of Ivirua was held last Friday.

The Cook Islands National Environment Service in collaboration with the Cook Islands Climate Change SRICC-CC Project will be running a hands-on three dimensional mapping workshop on Mauke and Mitiaro over the next two weeks.

Mangaia water project readied

Thursday May 18, 2017

WATSAN Water Division staff have been working on Mangaia as part of the Mangaia Central Water Project to install a new water supply from the cave of Ivirua rising main to the village.

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