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**** 25 more days to go till relaunch **** This week has been very good workwise and we look forward to a very productive weekend from Peia, Maurai and the volunteers All of the lashing holes and deck drains have been cut and the rubber pads have been placed ready for the beams to sit […]
It is with great sadness that the children announce the passing of our dearest team mate, “Rakeimata Tangata Tu’ua o Samuela Koronui” (Ninja,Tura) passed away in Atiu on Thursday 14th February 2018..
Monday November 20, 2017 Written by Published in Environment This weekly column is contributed by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental issues of interest to the Cook Islands. The most recent edition of the Te Ipukarea Society newsletter has proven to be especially rewarding for the Cook Islands Voyaging Society and Te Ipukarea Society. […]
Saturday February 03, 2018 Written by Rashneel Kumar Published in Local The government is handing more than a quarter of a million dollars over to the Cook Islands Voyaging Society to help rebuild the damaged Vaka Marumaru Atua. Finance minister Mark Brown told a press conference yesterday that government would contribute $255,000 to cover the cost of […]
In 2012 as the Te Mana O Te Moana voyage was coming to an end, the idea of a reuniting the fleet in the Cook Islands to celebrate the 50th Anniversary was born while sitting round a coffee table at the Lime Lounge, in Honiara, Solomon Islands. In August 2014 the Cook Islands Voyaging Society […]
Friday December 13, 2013 Written by Thomas Wyne Published in National In 1978 a Hawaiian Community Leader named Myron ‘Pinky’ Thompson would say the following after Hokule’a a Hawaiian voyaging canoe had capsised and crew member Eddie Aikau was lost at sea, and years later another voyage to Tahiti was being discussed: “You need to know […]
We look back at the launch of Marumaru Atua at Salthouse Boatbuilders, the first of seven vaka Moana funded by Okeanos Foundation for the Sea.