Articles by Te Ipukarea Society

Call for ‘independent’ deep sea research

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Te Ipukarea Society’s response to the article by Gerald McCormack published in Cook Islands News on Thursday, February 11, 2021 on the impact of six mines on benthic megafauna.


Wonderful wetlands

Saturday 6 February 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National

Flooding like the recent severe episodes in Avatiu were far less frequent or severe back in the days when the wetlands were intact, writes Te Ipukarea Society.


Car wrecks, wrecking our island

Saturday 30 January 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National

We all need to start seeing the bigger picture when it comes to waste.


Tips and tricks to achieving an eco-friendly school year

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National

With school starting on Monday, we have put together some tips on how students can reduce the amount of waste an individual can create, particularly when it comes to lunch waste.


Environmental photography project captures Aitutaki

Saturday 16 January 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Over the course of three days in Aitutaki, Te Ipukarea Society carried out an environmental photography project with 16 members of “Aitutaki Youth With a Vision”. By Te Ipukarea Society intern, Jade Tierney


OPINION: Looking back, 2020 hindsight for Te Ipukarea Society

Saturday 9 January 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Local environment NGO Te Ipukarea Society has put together a list of highlights from 2020.


OPINION: Bristling with hope for a healthier lagoon

Saturday 2 January 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Rarotonga experienced several hot, still days as 2020 came to a close, affecting the water quality of Muri lagoon. Te Ipukarea Society says we need to investigate if there are linkages to climate change or human development.


OPINION: Pollution Battle - Plastic 1 Turtles 0

Saturday 26 December 2020 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The sad discovery of the washed up dead green turtle is a timely reminder of how we can better manage our waste over the festive period. By Te Ipukarea Society.


OPINION: Deep Conversations on seabed mining in the Cook Islands

Saturday 19 December 2020 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

A strong turnout and the varied discussion points at screening of Deep Conversations documentary were evidence that our people want more information on all aspect of deep-sea mining, writes Te Ipukarea Society


Dreaming of a ‘green’ Christmas

Saturday 12 December 2020 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

We are sure many of you are rattling your brains trying to think of good Kirītimiti gift ideas for your loved ones. Well, let us help you with some ‘Go Local’ ideas that will reduce the amount of waste generated over the silly season.


What’s the big deal about deep-sea mining? Let’s break it down!

Saturday 5 December 2020 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The removal of nodules will lead to significant, long term or even permanent biodiversity loss, writes Te Ipukarea Society.


Avana coastal protection – it’s in the bag

Saturday 28 November 2020 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Local environment group Te Ipukarea Society is trying to prevent the Avana lagoon claiming back what was taken. By Kelvin Passfield.


OPINION: Pictures that speak for themselves

Saturday 21 November 2020 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Photography can make a big impact in many ways. Just one photo can expose environmental problems like nothing else, writes Kate McKessar of Te Ipukarea Society.


Recovery of the Kakerori - rare bird overcomes threat of extinction

Monday 9 November 2020 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The Kakerori Recovery Programme is an example of good conservation leadership, says local NGO Te Ipukarea Society.