It’s all about the coconuts.
The Ministry of Agriculture is meeting this week with mayors and executive officers from all of the southern group islands to discuss implementation of their ‘Pa Enua Agriculture for Resilient Livelihoods’ (PEARL) programme.
A Participatory 3-Dimensional (P3D) map of Aitutaki has been completed and handed over to the Aronga Mana and Aitutaki community after a three-member team from the Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) travelled to the island for a week-long community workshop last month.
A group of a dozen passengers bound for Pukapuka have been stranded on Palmerston Island for almost two weeks now and look likely to be there for at least another fortnight.
The Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) held a graduation ceremony in Atiu in late January to celebrate the success of 14 graduates.
The Mangaia Island Government (MIG) has secured financial assistance in the form of a grant by the Government of India for the purchase and supply of two 7000 litre tanks for a water trailer.
A three-member team from the National Environment Service (NES) is travelling to Aitutaki today to map the island and construct a three-dimensional model of it during a week-long community workshop.
Prominent members of the Atiu community hope the successor to the Rongomatane throne will act as a role model for young Atiuans to come home.
The Lady Moana departed for Palmerston and Pukapuka yesterday afternoon with 22 passengers aboard, ahead of warnings, later dropped, that Rarotonga could encounter heavy swells and high winds severe enough to require evacuation of the harbour by today.