All of the 1.8 million square kilometres of Cook Islands territorial waters are set to become the world's largest protected marine park. The Marae Moana, as it's known locally, was originally only going to cover the southern part of the waters. But after two years of consultation, the government has decided it will extend across the whole of the country's Exclusive Economic Zone. A law is now being drafted to put it in place. Prime Minister, Henry Puna is hoping the project will get a grant of NZ$7-10 million towards set up. The plan is to deliver a scheme which supports sustainable economic growth, food security, livelihoods, cultural traditions and biodiversity conservation.