Ra’ui Marine Reserves
Ra’ui is our traditional way of protecting
and using the land and sea.
These are guidelines for a safe and enjoyable time at the beach and in the lagoon.
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Clean up the World day rocked around Rarotonga!!!!!!
This annual Clean up day was concentrating on the land site of Rarotonga to prevent the rubbish going into the sea. Together with the Environmental Service, The Red Cross and Origin Cook Islands we organized this big event. Goal was to clean the whole island. So many schools, private groups and buisiness came together to participate in this event.
It was great to see so many people involved. Also it is good to see that all this initiatives work, because (for example) we cleaned all the way up to wigmores waterfall and surprisingly it looked good. of course we collected a fair amount of rubbish but nothing compare to the years before.
Thanks to all who helped us make this day a great success.
Lagoon day raises awareness in Rarotonga
This Year the Lagoon day was a great success. Hundreds of children learned about the role wetlands play in protecting our lagoon and marine life.
We had the pleasure to sponsor some prices for class competition - this year we have for the winners a lagoon dive as price.
The Lagoon day is getting bigger and bigger every year which is great because it really raises the awareness of the protection of the lagoon.
Clean up day was the biggest event ever!!
What a great day!! Last year we had to compete with the mini games. This year the big round rarotonga race was scheduled for the same saturday as our clean up day, but this didn't stop lots of people and friends to stop by and help us making our clean up day a huge success. We never had that many volunteers helping us - in total 103 - the biggest number ever. This year we did the shore clean up in small groups who counted the rubbish while collecting it, which was a big help. Especially lots of kids were involved in cleaning up the shoreline of the harbour. We found: 449 aluminium cans, 419 glas bottles, 359 plastic bottles, 607 food wrappers just to mention some of the rubbish. Thanks to all our friends, guests and volunteers to make this happen. Especially i would like to say a big Thank You to Deyna Marsh who is always so passionate about her work at the Environment Service and she never stops working, caring and helping this island to do soemthing for the environment, she is a great mate to work with. We are really glad that we could combine this two big events (world clean up day and padi project aware clean up) in to one even bigger event.