The government is transporting 100,000 litres of water to Tongareva (Penrhyn) to provide relief to residents facing water issues on the northern group island.
They arrived back a week later than originally planned, but Te Ipukarea Society’s Suwarrow expedition team were all smiles when the General Transport barge Layar Mas 291 delivered them to Avarua wharf bright and early at eight o’clock on Thursday morning.
This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environment issues of interest to the Cook Islands. This week technical director Kelvin Passfield reports on a TIS team’s trip to Suwarrow to conduct a rat baiting project on the island and nearby motu.
A story run last week by New Zealand news website Stuff about the Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort being for sale has now been picked up by news agencies around the world – despite the resort having been on the market for months, if not years.
A request for tenders has been issued by Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) for the construction of a cyclone shelter on the atoll of Palmerston.