Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

The water debate continues

Saturday January 04, 2020

 

Several weeks ago, the Cook Islands water authority, To Tatou Vai, announced it was conducting a six-month trial of Poly-Aluminium Chloride (PACl) as a flocculation agent. 

Flocculation is a process of settling out particulate matter, for example dirt, from the water. Given that PACl is a chemical that produces a potentially toxic sludge as a byproduct of the flocculation process, this trial needed to be properly assessed for environmental impacts before it was approved.

Plastics ban deferred

Saturday January 04, 2020

 

The ban on single-use plastics has been deferred to the next Parliamentary sitting scheduled for next month.

Stage set for Nines

Friday January 03, 2020

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers are wary of the challenge in the Bishops Cruises Rugby League Nines in Paradise which will kick off today at the BCI Stadium in Nikao.

 

It’s been a year of highs and lows for sports in the Cook Islands. While netball’s win at the Pacific Games in Samoa and Cook Islands return to the Rugby League World Cup 2021 brought joy to the sporting fraternity, there were other events which provided some good lessons to the athletes and the sporting federations as we head into 2020 …

Tajiya aims to inspire

Tuesday December 31, 2019

Helping inspire others to chase and achieve their dreams is one of Tajiya Sahay’s goals for 2020.

The Miss World Oceania and Miss Cook Islands is on holiday in Europe with her family before she embarks on a journey to raise funds for charity projects around the world.

Palmerston Island has been named one of the 12 world’s most unexplored places by an American online media company.

Insider, which is known for publishing the financial news website Business Insider and other news and media website, says Palmerston is a remote island in the South Pacific that’s visited by a supply ship only a couple times a year.

Cook Islands’ economic growth is expected to plummet to an average of 2.4 per cent over the next four years, estimates the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management.

According to a report in the 2019/20 Half-Year Economic and Fiscal Update, the downturn is due to the capacity constraints experienced by the economy.

Rugby eyes major improvements

Monday December 30, 2019

 

Cook Islands Rugby Union is ready to put their unforgettable 2019 season behind and focus on making 2020 a successful year.

Union acting president Simiona Teiotu said they had a “mixed season” with some success and disappointments in the domestic and international competitions.

Northern Stormers claim Touch title

Saturday December 28, 2019

Northern Stormers beat RBDC to claim the 2019 Bluesky Boxing Day Touch Tournament at The Swamp in Avatiu on Thursday.

The finalists comprising national reps proved teams to beat after breezing past their opponents in the preliminary competition.

Cyclone expected to die out

Saturday December 28, 2019

The Cook Islands is in the path of the slow-moving Tropical Cyclone Sarai, says the Meteorological Service.

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