News Releases

7 June 2019
Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) policy proposing to ban the importation of certain single-use plastic products has been approved by Cabinet on 9th April 2019. The move to ban these products is due to the fact that they are non-biodegradable, are a threat to human health and other living things if not managed properly and have alternatives readily available on the island. Continue reading...
16 April 2019
Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) invites public input into the improvement of the new Infrastructure Bill 2019. Continue reading...
26 March 2019
As part of the Rarotonga Road Improvement Programme the stage 1 works will commence in April with the contractor Triad mobilising plant and equipment to the Muri area to improve the main road in Muri, Ngatangiia from adjacent to Pacific Divers to the Imanuela Akatemia bus stop. Continue reading...
25 March 2019
ICI has carried out a litter survey in an area at Social Centre for about one year, and the bins at Nikao are a trial to see if there is any effect on the littering. ICI will use the data from the survey to gauge the effectiveness of the bins and the awareness around them. Continue reading...
18 March 2019
“Since the development of the National Roads and Drainage Policy in 2017, ICI has been raising awareness of the importance of managing stormwater and advocating for more carefully managed development” says ICI Secretary Diane Charlie-Puna. “We now have an Infrastructure Bill that addresses more than roads and drainage and covers a range of infrastructure such as telecommunications, water, wastewater and power. The Bill is not an ICI Bill but a ‘cross-functional’ Bill that creates a space for all infrastructure managers to work collaboratively with each other” adds Charlie-Puna. Continue reading...
21 February 2019
Infrastructure Cook Islands is undertaking its ongoing asset management and improvement programme to the main road, Ara Tapu. Minor works have been completed in the vicinity of the Golf Club and Black Rock in Nikao and the Game Fishing Club in Tupapa. Continue reading...
13 February 2019
Coastal construction and improvement works have commenced in the Vaimaanga district as part of the Cook Island Governments ongoing asset management and improvement programme. Continue reading...
7 January 2019
After recent heavy downpour Nukupure Beach in Muri was scoured severely again after the same erosion occurred during heavy rainfall in April. Natural drainage channels were overwhelmed during the heavy rainfall and overland flow (moving flood waters) was seen across Muri village. Continue reading...
4 January 2019
After recent heavy downpour Nukupure Beach in Muri was scoured severely again after the same erosion occurred during heavy rainfall in April. Natural drainage channels were overwhelmed during the heavy rainfall and overland flow (moving flood waters) was seen across Muri village. Continue reading...
12 December 2018
A survey has been carried out by the Infrastructure Cook Islands waste management staff for the past 7 months to get more information on Rarotonga’s littering habits. This initiative is part of a small Anti-Beach Litter campaign. Continue reading...
19 September 2018
Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) advises the public that road maintenance and improvement works have commenced on Rarotonga as part of the Cook Islands Governments ongoing asset management and improvement programme. Continue reading...
18 September 2018
The Cook Islands Government is working towards improving operating procedures and standards across health and safety in workplaces in the Cook Islands. In working towards keeping employees and the public safe during road works, Infrastructure Cook Islands is holding a Basic Traffic Management Training through Traffic Management NZ trainer Chris England. Continue reading...
13 September 2018
Our recycling rates is an area which still needs improving. Recent audits have found that over half of households were not sorting their waste correctly and over 65% of waste to landfill could have been diverted to recycling and composting. Continue reading...
4 September 2018
Concerned community members are reporting that their collection points are in a mess with rubbish left after collection or strewn about by dogs. These citizens are frustrated with having to see and clean up the mess caused by others in their neighbourhoods. Continue reading...
18 April 2018
SPC and Cook Islands government staff discuss the set up of the resistivity gear.
Improving Aitutaki’s security of water supply is high on the priority list with numerous projects in the pipeline. Recently a team from Pacific Community (SPC) in Fiji visited the island to undertake electrical resistivity testing with the aim to identify potential locations for future development of water resources. Continue reading...
18 April 2018
Litter gathered during a single run
When rubbish is thrown out of a car or left on the beach or in parks there is a high likelihood it will end up in the ocean, becoming dangerous to marine animals and impacting the health of our oceans and planet. We can all do our part by not littering and by picking up rubbish when we see it lying around. Continue reading...
26 March 2018
A new water supply system will improve the sustainability and reliability of the reticulated water supply for Tautu Village in Aitutaki. Continue reading...
22 March 2018
Vaitaparoro Sect.16 where the new water gallery for Tautu will be
A new water supply system will improve the sustainability and reliability of the reticulated water supply for Tautu Village in Aitutaki. A groundwater infiltration system or “water gallery” will increase the capacity of the village’s water supply and offer the village’s 63 households improved resilience during times of drought, whilst removing the reliance on the existing, underperforming galleries. Continue reading...
21 March 2018
Water Division Manager Wilson Rani and NIWA rep Pete Mason are undertaking ground water monitoring and pump tests for recharge rate for storage design at new proposed site Orotama bore hole drilled in 2006
Water supply on the island is in dire straits as islanders rely primarily on groundwater pumped from the below-ground Vai Utu cave for non-drinking use, while using rainwater for drinking. Continue reading...
20 March 2018
ICI staff undertaking survey work at new proposed water supply for Tamarua Village
Following on the investigation work, the physical works for this project now include the construction of a new intake structure to provide water to Tamarua village. Continue reading...

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