Tāua e Moana – Ocean & I

  • What Wetlands do for YOU.
    In News Articles
    Since 1971, February 2nd has been marked as the official World Wetlands Day. This is the day environmentalists from around the world celebrate the significant benefits that wetlands provide for our planet and its biodiversity, and raise awareness about wetlands on a global scale. Essentially, a wetland is a land area consisting of marshes and swamps which leaves any solid land located within it . ... more
  • Mysteries of the deep
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    Do you ever ponder on what lives down in the mysterious deep sea? Covering such a vast area, who knows what great wonders can be found deep down below? 4000 – 6000 meters below sea level is a unique environment called the abyssopelagic zone. Life down at these deep dark depths has had to adapt to extreme conditions, from high pressure, to complete darkness, food shortages, cold water . ... more
  • Reduce plastic waste, buy in bulk, save money
    In News Articles
    Reduce plastic waste, buy in bulk, save money Tourism is the largest income generator for the Cook Islands by a large margin.  However, single use plastic waste generated by the tourism industry is a major contributor to the waste ending up in our landfill.  This is not sustainable. Locally owned retail store, Paradise Supplies located on the main road in Panama, offers a niche eco-friendly . ... more
  • Encourage one another to good works…
    In News Articles
    This week’s Ipukarea opinion piece was written by Te Ipukarea Society Executive Member June Hosking. Title is taken from Hebrews 10:24-25 One day recently I observed a young Cook Islands couple with their toddler who had just thrown a tiny piece of rubbish. What happened next still makes me smile. You see, earlier that day when considering ways to effect positive change for our environment, I . ... more
  • Youth leading the way for our Ipukarea
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    Leaders of the 56 commonwealth countries have declared 2023 as the ‘Year of the Youth’. A year to inspire young leaders of the Commonwealth but also a year for youth-led movements to come up with solutions to the Commonwealth’s development hurdles. Te Ipukarea Society has had its fair share of young Cook Islanders volunteering and working for the Society over the years. In fact, our very . ... more