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After the successful completion of Jessie Tepora Nicholson’s internship earlier this year, Te Ipukarea Society has now employed Charlee McLean as an intern for a two-month period.  Charlee is from Vaimaanga, and went to school at Avarua Primary, spending four years of high school in Perth, Australia before returning home to Rarotonga. 

Muri Environment Care (MEC) is inviting the Ngatangiia community to join in the beach-planting exercise on Monday March 4 at 4.30 pm.

The Pacific Islands have been some of the first countries in the world to bear the brunt of damaging effects from climate change.

NES provides waste disposal signs

Friday February 22, 2019

The National Environment Service (NES) handed over waste disposal signs to Punanga Nui Market earlier this week to help with the upkeep of the popular spot.

Fear over seabed minerals law

Sunday February 10, 2019

The perception that too much authority may be vested in the minister responsible is among wide-ranging public concerns raised over the controversial draft seabed minerals law.

A month in the life of a TIS intern

Saturday February 09, 2019

Jessie Nicholson has been with Te Ipukarea Society for a month and tells us about her experiences.

Bird’s eye view of Te Mato Vai

Saturday February 09, 2019

The Te Mato Vai project will help build the resilience of Rarotonga’s water supply, according to deputy prime minister Mark Brown.

Ocean training opportunity

Wednesday February 06, 2019

A sea training opportunity for Cook Islanders on board exploration vessels in international waters has been confirmed by the Seabed Minerals Authority (SBMA).

Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is the longest serving, proactive, non-government environmental organisation in the Cook Islands. The society was formed in 1996 to help look after our natural heritage and provide the iti tangata with more of a voice on issues that impact our environment. TIS is a membership-based organisation made up of individual, family, and corporate members, who desire a sustainable, healthy and beautiful environment.  

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