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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Te Uki Ou School Kids learning more about their Environment!
Like every Year we have some school kids from the Te Uki Ou school here with us, learning about our environment. This year they had a special task too. Each child had a project. They had to choose a sea creature and write a report about it. So we had a full house. After an general introduction about our Island and habitat they had so many questions to ask. We had a chance to talk more than an hour and no one seemed to get bored or lost their interest. It was so much fun to see the excitement of this kids. After our talk they finally had the chance to get into the water. All of them had their snorkelling gear with them and they walked over to the beach. The conditions were not perfect and they had to fight a little current but this couldn't hold them back. They all had so much fun and learned a lot. Everyone was excited to share their knowledge, even the parents had a great time and learned some new things.
Rare giant octopus found by Nan Hauser and the Scuba Diver Girls
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.