More Top Stories

Local

Bigger and busier 2023: PM

31 December 2022

Other Sports

Double gold for Darts

21 January 2023

Features
Health

Covid-19 cases stable: TMO

10 January 2023

Economy

Population policy endorsed

10 January 2023

Economy
National

PM Brown vows to change law

23 January 2023

National
Features
Rugby league

Moana target 2025 World Cup

11 November 2022

Local

We’re halfway there!

16 November 2022

Paddling

From the river to the ocean

18 November 2022

Articles by Te Ipukarea Society

What’s the cost to our oceans?

Saturday 28 January 2023 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National

Te Ipukarea Society shares environmental issues in the Cook Islands with the Catholic Synod Forum.


Mysteries of the deep

Saturday 21 January 2023 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National

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?


Reduce plastic waste – buy in bulk, save money

Saturday 14 January 2023 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National

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, writes Te Ipukarea Society.


Encourage one another to good works …

Saturday 7 January 2023 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National

This week’s opinion piece is from Te Ipukarea Society executive member June Hosking. Title is taken from Hebrews 10:24-25.


Youth leading the way for our Ipukarea

Saturday 31 December 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Education, Environment, National

Leaders of the 56 Commonwealth countries have declared 2023 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.


Santa’s waste free Christmas tips

Saturday 24 December 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, Local, National

Another Christmas is upon us. Together with all the fun and good times spent with family, opening presents and eating more than enough at the Christmas kaikai, an enormous amount of rubbish will be generated. So here are a few tips from Santa to help you minimise your impact on our already overflowing landfill.


Compost: Your trash, nature’s treasure!

Saturday 17 December 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, Local, National

Most of us have thrown out food at some point in our life with disregard to where it will actually end up. Maybe we put more food on our plates than our stomachs can handle. Throwing food scraps away may not seem like a big deal, but the steps and resources involved in getting the food onto your plate are then wasted as well.


Using nature to hold it all together

Saturday 10 December 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, Local, National

Almost two years ago to the day we completed construction of a 45 metre stretch of geotextile sand bag (geobag) revetment wall at Avana Harbour, to help protect the foreshore from erosion.


Get on the bus!

Saturday 3 December 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, Local, National

Rarotonga and Aitutaki probably have among the highest numbers of motor vehicles per person in the world, meaning we are likely to produce among the most greenhouse gas emissions per person from motor vehicles.


Why we need a moratorium on deep seabed mining

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

Do we have to trash the ocean to save our climate? No, we do not. New analysis shows how technological innovation and circular economy models can meet the demand for minerals without deep seabed mining.


Palmerston community and partners rally to rid the island of rats

Saturday 19 November 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National, Outer Islands

Invasive species such as rats pose a threat to island biodiversity. They can impact nesting seabirds and turtles as well as native plants by feeding on native seeds.


Issues behind the smoke screen

Saturday 12 November 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National

Vape waste poses a particular waste problem because it falls in the categories of e-waste and hazardous waste, writes Te Ipukarea Society.


Global opposition for the rush to mine deep seabed is growing

Saturday 5 November 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, Opinion

Most of us have heard that Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) has recently come out publicly in support of a conditional moratorium on deep sea mining (DSM) in international waters.


Artificial plants a grave concern

Saturday 29 October 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Local

Each year, on November 1, we remember those who have passed on. The expression we use is Turama or All Souls Day. This is a day dedicated to honouring and showing our respects for our deceased loved ones.


Diving out of their comfort zone for deep sea capacity building

Saturday 22 October 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

A marine research and training programme called Denticles and Tentacles offered a unique opportunity to train students between the ages of 16-24 years old in ocean exploration, engineering, and research techniques.


Sea sponges as an organic industry

Saturday 15 October 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

Much of the world we live in today is made of plastic. This western influenced product that we have come to rely so heavily on is the polar opposite of our traditional organic rito crafts and raurau plates that naturally break down over time.


Plastic waste is growing at an unhealthy rate

Saturday 8 October 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, Opinion

In efforts to smash out plastic waste, Te Ipukarea Society partnered up with Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) to run a month-long “Plastic Battle competition”.


It’s time to clean up our act

Saturday 1 October 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

International Coastal Cleanup Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the growing pollution on our beaches and in our environment. This year, Te Ipukarea Society ran a coastal cleanup which took place at the Social Centre, with over 300 Apii Nikao students and 20 students from Gisborne Girls’ High School, visiting from New Zealand.


Birds are species worth flying high for – our future depends on it

Saturday 24 September 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

Te Ipukarea Society participants have recently returned back from the 100th Birdlife Anniversary and Global Congress event held in Cambridge UK.


A natural enemy for the invasive African tulip tree

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

Native to South Africa’s tropical rainforests, one of the world’s worst invasive plants is under attack by flea beetles in Rarotonga, writes Te Ipukarea Society.


1  2  3  4  5  6  Next »