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Environment

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.  

This article is adapted from a Birdlife International article by Jessica Law.  Te Ipukarea Society is the Birdlife partner for the Cook Islands.

Going greener for tourists

Friday January 25, 2019

Muri Beach Club Hotel is going greener by introducing a range of new environmentally friendly toiletries for its guests.

Explorer interest in seabed minerals

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Seabed Minerals Commissioner, Paul Lynch, has confirmed that there are industries who have shown their interest to explore the Cook Islands seabed and see if it is commercially viable.

TIS intern following her passion

Saturday January 12, 2019

My name is Jessie Tepora Nicholson.

I am a descendent of the Pirangi and Apaina bloodlines from Arorangi and Ivirua, Mangaia, respectively, through my mama and papa.

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