Talawili Rereau from Nassau, Kolee Tinga from Pukapuka, Prime Minister Mark Brown and Pouser Rikini from Nassau with the drone kit. Photo: MARIA TUORO/MARAE MOANA/22051803
A small delegation from Pukapuka-Nassau visiting Rarotonga this week received a drone kit from Marae Moana – Cook Islands Marine Park.
The drone will be used to capture the beauty of the Cook Islands groups’ most isolated and westerly islands as well as used as training toolkit for students there.
Prime Minister Mark Brown on behalf of Marae Moana
handed over the drone kit to Kolee Tinga, Pouser Rikini and Talawili Rereau on
Photographer Tinga’s stunning images of his home
island Pukapuka have been a great source in providing key information to government
agencies, especially to the Marae Moana – Cook Islands Marine Park organisation.
With developments happening around our ocean here at
home, Prime Minister Brown said this was a good time to start sharing
information as well as build our children’s capacity.
The equipment was supported through Seacology to
increase communications and awareness about Marae Moana, and is an opportunity to
see more of the landscape and natural features of Pukapuka-Nassau.