Te Ipukarea Society: Muri shoreline saviours scoop up 52 bags of rubbish

The 6th annual Muri Lagoon Beach Cleanup took place last Saturday, marking another successful year for this fantastic community event. Organised by Muri Environment Care in collaboration with Te Ipukarea Society, Infrastructure Cook Islands, and the Rarotonga Sailing Club. The annual event is a highlight in the community's calendar, in recognition of World Ocean Day.

Rarotonga’s Goodwin dominates Aitutaki Electron Regatta

Eighteen sailors from Rarotonga, Aitutaki, and New Zealand’s Picton, Buckland’s Beach, and Mangawhai sailing and yacht clubs raced each other in match racing and fleet racing in perfect conditions earlier this month. Organised by the “awesome Aitutaki Electron Sailing Club”, led by Thomas Koteka and Ted Tavai with help from many on Aitutaki, the event held earlier this month was hailed as a monumental success.

Young sailors breeze to victory at Optimist Nationals

The Optimist National Championships 2023 held on Muri Lagoon saw sailors under the age of 16 and a fleet of 11 Optimists and four ‘Jellybeans’ (Plastic Optimists) competing. The event which is considered the pinnacle youth event on the sailing calendar was held on Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11.