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New Premises and Appointments for TIS

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) a new board and committee were elected.  Together with recent staff appointments aligned to the Cook Islands Marine Park, this enhanced TIS team is bursting with energy and welcoming all the challenges that

The Cook Islands Marine Park joins Big Ocean

As part of its strategy to implement the recently established Cook Islands Marine Park – currently the largest MPA in the world – the Cook Islands’ government recently accepted the invitation to formally join Big Ocean: A Network of World’s Large-Scale Marine Managed Areas. Upon acceptance

Pursuit of the truth award

Non-governmental environment group Te Ipukarea Society has presented Cook Islands News reporter Rachel Reeves with an award for her dogged “pursuit of the truth” in covering offshore fisheries issues.  Reeves, who has been an integral part of the CINews team since January 2010, has shown strong

Marumaru Atua returns Rat Eradication Team

The Traditional Cook Islands Voyaging Vaka (Canoe) the Marumaru Atua, was back in Rarotonga with some extra cargo. Taking a team of 10 volunteers, it set off for Suwarrow two weeks prior and after a 4 day voyage arrived just outside the reef of Suwarrow.

PM Speaks at Eye on Earth Summit

Announcing the Government’s commitment of a one million sq km Marine Park in the Southern Cook Islands at a major international meeting in Abu Dhabi  Prime Minister Henry Puna issued a challenge to the international community to provide support to developing countries such as the

Cook Islands Marine Park announced

The new Cook Islands Marine Park was announced by the Cook Islands Prime Minister at the opening of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting last month.  The Marine Park comprises the southern half of our Exclusive Economic Zone from 15 degrees south and encompasses one

BIG OCEAN committee IUCN Congress

TIS representatives at the IUCN World Conservation Congress attended a workshop with Big Ocean: A network of the World’s Large Scale Marine Managed Areas last month. Big Ocean is made up of member sites, represented by managers and partners, and provides support to other existing