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Opportunities to improve vanilla value chains for small Pacific Island countries

This report focusses on the vanilla sector in the Cook Islands, Niue and Samoa. The research highlights how the vanilla sector is being developed in these Pacific Island countries and the linkages that are being established to regional and/or international markets.

Initial assessment of a new coral bleaching event at Tongareva Atoll in the Northern Cook Islands

This report covers the first assessment of a recent coral bleaching event at Tongareva, the largest and most remote atoll in the Cook Islands, in January 2019 and explores what can be done to mitigate the risks of climate change for there.

Final report on the evaluation of the Tereora College redevelopment project

In 2015 the New Zealand (NZ) government gifted $11.7 million to the Cook Islands for Stage 1 of the redevelopment of a national college in celebration of the Cook Islands 50 years of self-governance in free association with New Zealand. This report evaluates the first...
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Creating the Cook Islands Marine Park: great commitments, great vision

This brochure highlights the Cook Islands vision and commitment to ocean conservation and management by the establishment of the Cook Islands Marine Park and their close partnership with Conservation International. The Cook Islands Marine Park is currently the largest commitments to the Pacific Oceanscape, an...

Palliative care in the Pacific: initial research

Oxfam New Zealand’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Joanna Spratt, finds there is scarce literature on palliative care in Pacific island countries and territories, but the documented disease profile shows a need for expanded palliative care as well as more funding; leadership; support training, coaching and...

Cook Islands Core Sector Support (CSS) evaluation

This report covers an evaluation of Core Sector Support (CSS) between New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Cook Islands Government (CIG). The driving focus of the report is to allow the Cook Islands Government to take ownership of the Cook...

Low-cost electricity proposed for Polynesian countries in the Pacific

Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific.

Midterm Review of the Cook Islands Marine Resources Institutional Strengthening Programme

The goal of the project is to enhance the management and sustainable use of marine resources for the benefit of all Cook Islanders. The purpose of the project is to build the capacity of MMR and related agencies to ensure that Cook Islands marine resources...

Tobacco control in the Pacific: Evaluation of program support Phase 1 (2003 – 2004) and Phase 2 (2005 – 2008)

Tobacco smoking is widespread in the Pacific region. The burden upon health, social and economic elements of the community is likely to be substantial. The environment for action to redress this concern has been provided by the international efforts to establish global commitment to fight...

Evaluation of the Community Initiatives Scheme (CIS), Cook Islands

A Community Initiatives Scheme (CIS) was foreshadowed in the NZODA Cook Islands Country Strategy 2001-2006, which recommended a new flexible, responsive mechanism for supporting civil society be introduced and managed by the New Zealand High Commission in Rarotonga. Its purpose was to provide support to...