Category Archives: Community Events

Lagoon Day 2015

“Our Problem, Our Solution” was the theme of this years’ 8th annual Lagoon Day.  The event began in 2008 as an interactive, hands-on approach to raising awareness and educating our future leaders on the impacts that humans can have on … Continue reading

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ALMP visited Araura school!

The PICI and ALMP team are back from Aitutaki! We have lots of news to share over the next couple of weeks, so watch this space. I (Tiffany) had the pleasure of spending the last week of the project on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the recent youth debate

I (Tiffany) had the pleasure of attending the youth debate on deep-sea mining on Sunday evening, organized by the Te Ipukarea Society and the Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority (see the initial TIS blog post here). I came away impressed … Continue reading

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Trash Talk: Fresh creativity using old parts

Thank you to everyone who came to the wrap-up party and art sculpture competition on Wednesday! We saw some great sculptures and had a lot of fun handing out prizes to the winners. We celebrated the success of the rubbish … Continue reading

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Trash Talk: cleaning up Avarua

The past weekend’s clean-up in Avarua was a striking success! More than 60 people came to help, with workers of all ages doing their part. We had a lovely, still day and, unfortunately, a lot of garbage to sort. CITC … Continue reading

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Trash Talk

I’m sure you’re all anxious to hear about PICI’s rubbish round-up at Muri beach last Saturday. Don’t we all love to talk about garbage? No? Well, there’s less rubbish on the streets and beaches now, at least. The wind threatened … Continue reading

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Rubbish round-up tomorrow at Muri!

Have you seen these posters?  Two rubbish round-up events are left, and then there’s a trash art sculpture competition! Rarotonga is beautiful and clean, but sometimes things happen to release trash into the environment. A dropped bottle cap, a runaway … Continue reading

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CITP visits Vaitau Primary

On arrival to Vaitau Primary School Phil, Jane and I received a humble greeting from Ingrid, Mama Vara and a handful of their cheerful students who were playing around before school started session. After setting up the projector and getting … Continue reading

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Rubbish Roundup 2012

It’s been some months since we regulary updated our blog, so I thought I’d get going with the most recent event- and update on past months in the coming weeks.  So much has happened! For starters, we just wrapped up … Continue reading

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Excavation Day at Cook’s Motu- by Phil Bradshaw

With only a week left at Palmerston, the beach side of the field work is nearing an end.  We have only one motu left for nest excavations, the most prolific for nesting.  The last 3 weeks have sailed by effortlessly … Continue reading

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