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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reports Government Departments, Agencies and the General Public are hereby advised that the National Environment Service has received the following application for a Project Permit as required under Section 36 of the Environment Act 2003. Application: 1. COOK ISLANDS INVESTMENT CORPORATION. Project: TEREORA COLLEGE REDEVELOPMENT...

Monday February 29, 2016 Written by Cameron Scott Published in Local A second attempt is to be made to introduce a bio control agent to curb mile a minute vine, which is swallowing bush and plantations at a rapid rate all over Rarotonga. Bringing the invasive vine under control...

Monday January 25, 2016 Written by Florence Syme-Buchanan Published in Local Asian pair kick up a stink with drying operation  The removal of masses of sea cucumber from Tikioki lagoon which were then treated in a full-scale home processing operation by two Asians here on visitors’ permits...

Climate change continues to be the greatest risk to the livelihoods and security of the peoples of the Pacific. acific Islands Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor used her opening address at the Forum Economic and Trade Ministers Meeting at the National Auditorium yesterday to highlight...

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are organic chemical compounds that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically via air and water, and accumulate in fatty tissue in humans and wildlife.  Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants can lead to serious health effects including...

Desertification and land degradation are important global issues of the 21st Century because of its adverse impact on agronomic productivity, food security, the quality of life and our environment.  In turn, these can cause economic consequences that affect the livelihoods of Cook Islanders.  Long term sustainable...

Tania Temata worked for the Cook Islands National Environment Service from 1992 to 2012, she Environment Championpassed away after a long battle with cancer on the 8 th of October 2012. This is our tribute to Tania who will always be remembered and missed dearly. We are...