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20 November 2017
Site Safe Training in progress.
Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) recently facilitated a visit from Site Safe New Zealand in collaboration with the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI). On Wednesday 15 November, a total of 34 ICI staff, including the Secretary, Ngametua Pokino and strong representation from the Civil Works and WATSAN operational teams, completed their Civil Passport training. Continue reading...
9 November 2017
As part of progressing steps to preventing waste generation, Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) as focal point for the Cook Islands Solid Waste Management Committee has drafted a policy proposing to ban the importation of polystyrene takeaway containers. Continue reading...
5 October 2017
Avatiu Intake on the 5th October 2017
Rarotonga is now on Level 3 Water Warning for drought and all residents are requested to cooperate with the Drought Management Plan actions in order to conserve the available water supply. Level 1 is normal and Level 5 is a severe emergency. Continue reading...
23 August 2017
The WATSAN Water Division of Infrastructure Cook Islands takes water pressure readings on the trunk lines that come from the water intakes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week. The pressure readings aswell as stream flow meter readings this month are showing a concerning drop in pressure and stream flow especially in the area from Avatiu, east to Tupapa. Continue reading...
4 July 2017
The National Roads and Road Drainage Policy identifies issues and challenges in the Cook Islands related to ownership, construction and management of roads and the requirement to provide adequate road drainage, with a vision for a ‘fit for purpose road network Continue reading...
8 June 2017
Right to left, Peter Mason of NIWA, Wilson Rani and Timothy Tangirere of the Water Division servicing the rain gauge on Mount Te Kou.
Hydrology Technician Timoti Tangirere continues his training and work with Pete Mason of NIWA to provide data for water related infrastructure. Continue reading...
26 May 2017
The combined handover ceremony for the overhauled Mangaiacrusher plant and the new water supply for the village of Ivirua.
Mangaia Media Release 26 May 2017 The people of Mangaia were blessed on Friday, 19th of May with the combined handover ceremony for their overhauled crusher plant and the new water supply for the village of Ivirua. Continue reading...
13 March 2017
Find updated Requests for Tenders here. Continue reading...
1 March 2017
Avatiu Intake showing air blowers at work.
There has been a lot of rain this summer season which means that the intakes on Rarotonga have been full for a lengthy time compared to previous years. Continue reading...
28 February 2017
L-R: Jaime Short, Takave Manea, Jessie Sword, Clifton Hosking, Tony Kimiora.
It is an exciting year for the Rarotonga Waste Facility with new vigor in solid waste management. Continue reading...
28 February 2017
Road Sealing Project - Aitutaki Continue reading...
27 February 2017
ICI Launched its Strategic Plan on 27th February 2017 Continue reading...
27 February 2017
It has been a long time coming but the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) are making headway for the launch of its first Strategic Plan 2016-2021. This will take place on Monday the 27th of February 2017 at their head office in Arorangi. Continue reading...
12 January 2017
Infrastructure Cook Islands invites submissions on the above named Policy. To submit your inputs to the Secretary for ICI, attention VSA Strategic Planner and Policy Advisor by email infrastructure@cookislands.gov.ck. submissions close 3pm Friday 27 Jan 2017. Continue reading...
28 June 2016
The Cook Islands Sanitation (Wastewater Management) Policy and the Cook Islands Solid Waste Management Policy have been approved by Cabinet. Continue reading...
10 February 2015
WATSAN Director Tekao Herrmann will be presenting a 'snap shot' of sanitation in the Cook Islands at the Development Partners meeting tomorrow Wednesday 11th February 2015. This presentation will detail what WATSAN's plans are for improving wastewater treatment in the Cook Islands over the next four years and why we need to undertake this work and also report back on the Muri pilot project. Please download the PDF to the right to read up on WATSAN's 'snap shot'. Continue reading...
3 September 2014
Tourism operators and stakeholders were invited to attend a presentation on the new Cook Islands Sewage and Wastewater Regulations 2014 at the Edgewater Resort on the 2nd September 2014. Continue reading...
14 August 2014
The Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands, WATSAN Unit and the Ministry of Health held a meeting for the plumbing and drainlaying industry members to present the Sewage and Wastewater Regulations 2014 at the Muri Rugby Clubhouse. Continue reading...
14 August 2014
The new Public Health (Sewage and Wastewater Treatment and Disposal) Regulations 2014 are available for viewing. Continue reading...

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