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The week-long meeting to discuss the Cook Islands Ridge to Reef programme “Pa Enua Agriculture for Resilient Livelihoods” (PEARL) finished last week on a high note, said Ministry of Agriculture policy director Patrick Arioka.
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.