Tāua e Moana – Ocean & I

  • Turtles in the Lagoon
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    Turtles in the Lagoon Fun fact! Did you know that the facial patterns seen on a turtle’s face are unique to that specific turtle? Similar to how your fingerprint are unique to you. Since 2021 Te Ipukarea Society has been collecting photos of Turtles found around Rarotonga.  We have take some photos ourselves, but most have been provided by local dive operators, turtle operators and the . ... more
  • Far flying feathered friends
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    Far flying feathered friends We are soon flying into migratory bird week starting from the 11th of May. This is a week dedicated to recognising those bird species that can travel vast distances. If they were flying Air NZ, they would all be Gold Elite members, as they would be clocking up major Air Points. Those migratory birds seen in the Cook Islands includes our furthest flying visitor, the . ... more
  • Pacific Leaders Visit States to Discuss Blue Economy
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    Pacific Leaders Visit States to Discuss Blue Economy The International Visitors Leaders Programme (IVLP) funded by the U.S State Department nominated 10 representatives from the Pacific who work within the ‘Blue Economy’ to participate in a 3 weeklong knowledge exchange programme in the United States. The ‘Blue Economy’ themed programme included two representatives from the Cook Islands Alanna . ... more
  • Earth Day 2022
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    Earth Day 2022 This coming Monday marks the 54th year recognising ‘Earth Day’.  This is an event celebrated on April 22 every year to raise awareness on issues important to the health of our environment.  This year’s theme is “Planet vs plastic”. This aligns well with current Cook Islands initiatives.  Earth Day 2024 is promoting a 60% reduction in the production of ALL plastics by 2040. . ... more
  • Who wants to be a plastic maori.
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    Who wants to be a plastic maori. For the past 6 weeks, Te Ipukarea Society has been assisting the National Environment Service develop a project aimed at reducing single use plastics (SUPs) in the food and beverage industry of the Cook Islands. If you have any doubts about how severe this issue is for our country, we recommend that you take a trip to the Rarotonga landfill and see just what a . ... more