Blog 6 – Suwarrow Voyage – Te Ipukarea Society – Rat Baiting Programme

LIVING THE HIGH LIFE! At least half of the crew from this trip are staying on Anchorage Island, well the other half are rostered on for anchor duty. Watch on board involves monitoring both the mooring line off the bow, as well as the drifting anchor which is more of a safety precaution. Today at […]

Blog 4 – Suwarrow Voyage – Te Ipukarea Society – Rat Baiting Programme

Mystery Blog Writer – Blog 4 – Jun 11, 2022Photo cred. Sei Photography After a hectic night of wind and rain-filled squalls, we were reminded of the delightful challenges that come with the experiences of voyaging. We sighted land at about 0840 this morning, which brought a wave of relief and inner peace for some. It […]

Blog 1 – Suwarrow Voyage – Te Ipukarea Society – Rat Baiting Programme

Blog 1 from Yesterday – From Pounamu Tipiwai-Chambers – CIVS Crew Eo koko!   After what seemed like a month-long build-up, we have finally left the shores of Rarotonga. I am happy to say that the view of the island disappearing behind us, brought all sorts of happiness and relief. We sailed into a beautiful […]

Blog 12 – Ngā Pū Toru – Tāua e Moana Voyage

Blog 12 by Isaac Nio % Wale of Kōrero o te ‘Ōrau   Atawai!   Yesterday morning we arrived in nice Mangaiia. Most of our crew members went ashore but me, Pareu, Deon and Olie stayed aboard Te Marumaru Atua. As we watched the crew gap it, it was easy to see just how big […]

Blog 11 – Ngā Pū Toru – Tāua e Moana Voyage

A couple of our crew have been exploring around Mangaia before the Vaka arrives (today). Tangi ke, Tangi ke, Kia orana kotou! Bernadette and Helene here from CIVS in Mangaia. The sun is out here and the wind is howling in the beautiful enua of Mangaia we’ve been Koka around the island twice and it’s […]

Blog 9 – Ngā Pū Toru – Tāua e Moana Voyage

Day 9 – Kia Orana from Akatokamanava! On Tuesday, we arrived to a breathtaking welcome and kiriti marōtai ceremony from our beautiful people. It was an awesome homecoming for me and Captain Peia Patai – sons of this island of our ancestor ‘Uke. After settling in, our Tāua e Moana team of freedivers had the opportunity […]

Blog 6 – Ngā Pū Toru – Tāua e Moana Voyage

Kia orana tatou katoatoa I teia ra manea, E akameitaki matou no te ki o te moana.  This teretere Vaka (vaka journey) was inspired by the theme “taua e Moana”.  To me this describes the relationship that we have with sea and the ocean.  Sailing on the ocean for me is one way to be […]

Blog 5 – Ngā Pū Toru – Tāua e Moana Voyage

Tāua e Moana Voyage (1)

Kia Orana, Blog 5 today by Sandra of CIVS   My Taua e moana trip na pu toru started a little different than my trip to the northern group. I didn’t jump on Marumaru Atua in Rarotonga, I flew into Mitiaro to meet the Vaka. When I woke up early morning I was all excited […]