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Vavia Tangatataia, National Environment Service manager of environmental compliance, is one of the three staff taking up online studies with the University of Newcastle, Australia

Cook Island National Environment Service invests in staff to develop technical capacity


National Environment Service (NES) of the Cook Islands has successfully enrolled three senior sta

Fiji Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka.

Environmental issues needs attention: Fiji PM


Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says there is a serious need to address environmental issues in th

James Bhagwan

Strong Opposition to proposed tourism project that would destroy Suva’s last remaining mangrove areas


Communities are strongly opposing a proposed tourism project that would destroy one of Suva’s las

From left, Pacific Islands Forum secretary-general Henry Puna, Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Kitlang Kabua, Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida in Tokyo.

Japan to delay Pacific nuclear wastewater discharge


The Pacific Islands Forum has welcomed Japan’s decision to delay the release of more than one mil

Kongulai water source. Photo by MAVIS PODOKOLO.

Landowners plan to shut down Honiara’s largest reservoir if government fails to review lease agreement


Landowners of Honiara’s largest water supply reservoir have threatened to close down the source o

Washington’s seasonal king tides, shown here at Washaway Beach in November 2022, are becoming more destructive as sea levels rise. Local leaders have spread an experimental cobble berm along the shore to help stem erosion

Washington’s ‘Washaway Beach’ Experiment Is Reshaping Ideas About Coastal Erosion


DAVID COTTRELL STOOD ON WHAT used to be a 14-foot-high cliff at the crumbled end of Blue Pacific

IAEA Director and Coordinator of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, Gustavo Caruso

IAEA says it does not have control over Japan’s decision to release treated nuclear water but to look at safety standards


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it does not have any control over Japan’s plan

Deep sea manganese nodules found in the Cook Islands Photo: EEZ. SEABED MINERALS AUTHORITY/20092117

Cook Islands Seabed Minerals (SBM) Authority holds public meetings to discuss seabed minerals issues


Cook Islands Seabed Minerals (SBM) Authority have confirmed that Prime Minister Mark Brown recent

WAF Acting Manager Wastewater Josaia Koroilavesau

Wastewater master plan is a proactive step: Water Authority of Fiji


The public consultation on the formulation of a wastewater treatment master plan is a proactive s