Representatives from the Netherlands were at the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable meeting Apia, Samoa last week to share lessons on rising sea levels and disaster preparedness.

As the participants at the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable in Samoa return home this weekend, many are leaving satisfied that it was the best conference to date.

In this new modern age the roundtable is no longer a place for knights but for decision makers to address the issues facing communities, countries and the globe as a whole.

A massive downpour which pummelled Rarotonga on Friday evening brought 27.4 millimetres of rain between 7pm and midnight.

Rain and more rain…

Thursday March 12, 2015

Surface flooding was a common sight around Rarotonga yesterday, after four days of intermittent downpours.

Rain stays on

Wednesday March 11, 2015

If you’re sick of all the wet weather, don’t blame Cyclone Pam.

Be cyclone-ready now

Wednesday December 28, 2016

Cyclone season is here and people should already be fully prepared for a major storm, says director of Emergency Management Cook Islands, Charles Carlson.

The Cook Islands will join over 40 other countries around the Pacific Rim as a participant in a mock tsunami scenario tomorrow. 

Tropical disturbance brings wind

Tuesday February 21, 2017

The strong winds which blasted Rarotonga yesterday were caused by a tropical disturbance located west of the island.

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