Tāua e Moana – Ocean & I

  • The greenwashing of deep sea mining
    In News Articles
    The greenwashing of deep sea mining Greenwashing: “To provide misleading information about how a company is environmentally sound” The opinion piece in last Saturday’s paper by Mike Tavioni raises a number of  important issues for the 2022 election  We agree that all his listed topics are very important issues for would-be parliamentarians to consider.  However, we believe his understanding of . ... more
  • Studying the evolution of the red postman.
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    Studying the evolution of the red postman. Six invasive weeds that have serious negative impacts on agriculture and/or natural forest habitats in the Cook Islands have been identified as priority targets for biocontrol. A six-year programme which commenced in November 2013, with funding provided by the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), has enabled the release of six biocontrol . ... more
  • Te Ipukarea Society AGM
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    Te Ipukarea Society AGM On Wednesday evening this past week Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) held its 26th Annual General Meeting at the Karika Palace. A large number of constituents from the general public, government and local NGO members gathered to hear about the achievements of TIS over the past year and elect an executive board for the coming year. There was not a lot of change in the make-up of . ... more
  • 2022 was not a good year for the rats in Suwarrow.
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    2022 was not a good year for the rats in Suwarrow. On Thursday night 30th June at about 11pm, vaka Marumaru Atua slipped quietly into Avatiu harbor and tied up at the currently vacant Kukupa berth.  This was 23 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes after leaving Avarua Harbour on 7th June for a voyage of fun, hard work and adventure to Suwarrow Atoll National Park. Te Ipukarea Society chartered the vaka . ... more
  • Suwarrow RAT Eradication Programme
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    Suwarrow RAT Eradication Programme Te Ipukarea Society staff members, Alanna Smith and Kelvin Passfield sailed up to the northern group island of Suwarrow at the beginning of June for a RAT Eradication programme on the tradition Vaka Marumaru Atua. In this daily blog from the Vaka Alanna explains the rat eradication programme since they have been in Suwarrow. And just like that our time on . ... more