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Te Ipukarea Society is a not-for-profit charity that relies on public assistance. Emma Kainuku-Walsh is one of our hard-working volunteers doing environmental education, guiding cross-island walks, and helping in the Takitumu Conservation Area.

Diesel pipe is fixed

Saturday October 12, 2019

Repairs to the ruptured Pacific Energy fuel pipeline located on the main road at Avatiu harbour have been completed, ahead of the scheduled arrival of the next fuel tanker ship next month.

Land-owners yesterday offered the lease of a new block of land, in a proposed swap for the Avana Point block whose proposed development has angered thousands of people.

The Ministry of Agriculture says early detection and fast emergency response will be necessary to eradicate a new breed of coconut rhinoceros’ beetles.

Avana Point land on sale

Monday October 07, 2019

Unproductive meetings with landowners of the Avana Point property have left the New Zealander lessee with no choice but to put the land on the market.

OPINION: Many of us would have heard or seen young climate change activist Greta Thunberg’s “how dare you” speech at the United Nations.

Digging to find fuel leak

Tuesday October 01, 2019

Pacific Energy has failed to locate the leak in its diesel pipeline from the Avatiu wharf, leaving locals concerned about ongoing smell and environmental damage.

Talks to save historic Avana Point

Tuesday October 01, 2019

The family landowners of contested property at Avana Point are seeking to declare the historic area a national reserve.

Fears of more strandings

Saturday September 28, 2019

A second beaked whale was found on Muri’s reef yesterday, raising concern of the potential for many more strandings.

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