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Global Reef Expedtion: Cook Islands Final Report

As part of the Global Reef Expedition—the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history—an international team of scientists set out to assess the health and resiliency of coral reefs in the Cook Islands. The report provides a comprehensive summary of the Khaled bin

Tangata Flectcher Melvin, President of the Chamber of Commerce

Marae Moana Marine Park becomes “a real thing”

Thursday December 20, 2018 Recently Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce president Tangata Fletcher Melvin, had a conversation with Marae Moana director Jacqui Evans that changed the way he understands the marine park. It was not, he realised, a marketing ploy, but a solid legal framework

Environmental health a challenge

Saturday December 29, 2018 Published in Environment One of the great ironies of our time is that what we do in pursuit of money puts undue pressure on the environment, but restoring the health of our environment costs money too. “We have been making progress on

Calling Future Scientists

Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is calling for applicants from year 12 and 13 students who have an interest in biology and science to participate in a Marine Science workshop.  Representatives from TIS, Ministry of Marine Resources, Climate Change Cook Islands, Ministry of Education, Natural Heritage

Deep Sea Minerals – National Youth Debate

On Friday 13th September 2013 with financial support from SPC-EU SOPAC (the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Division), the search has begun for up to 12 young Cook Islanders (14-19 years) interested in participating in a national debate. They do not have to have any knowledge

Marine Park Logo Winner

We are proud to announce June Hosking as the winning entry A short time ago Hon Mark Brown, Minister of Finance, on behalf of Prime Minister Henry Puna announced the winner of the logo competition and presented June with the winners prize of $500 in


EU look for Purse Seine Fishing in the Cook Islands

The first stage of negotiations involving a suggested Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) between the Cook Islands and the European Union has been held on the Island of Raratonga.  The EU hopes to obtain tuna fishing rights for 4 tuna purse seiners. Currently within the