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We at the Te Ipukarea Society are a volunteer organisation who rely on the good will of those in our community and from around the world that also care about our environment. We are always grateful and looking for support financially and vocationally for those that want to contribute in whatever way they can to this very worthy cause. We can do what we do…only because of YOU and your continued support.

Your NAME counts by adding your voice to those of others who care, you give TIS more political clout

We have made it easier for our friends overseas to support us by creating a safe, online mechanism for donations via Paypal. Click the link below and follow the instructions to make a donation today…or go to our CONTACT page and fill out the form and send your information to us.

YOU can help SAVE our COOK ISLANDS environment
Meitaki Maata,
Te Ipukarea Society

Help us care for the environment by becoming a member of TIS today.
AS a member YOU COUNT if you part of the team you have the opportunity to make a difference

Individual Membership

- Student: $5
- Adult: $20
- Family:$50 for one year membership

Corporate Membership

GOLD – ($1000 nzd) annual – 1 years Gold membership,

- Monthly newsletters
- GOLD membership Certificate
- 6x Ads in Cook Islands News naming your business as a key partner
- Exclusive use of TIS logo in all PR materials

SILVER – ($500 nzd) annual – 1 years Silver membership,

- Monthly newsletters
- SILVER membership Certificate
- 2x Ads in Cook Islands News naming your business as a key partner

BRONZE – ($150 nzd) annual – 1 years Bronze membership,

- Monthly newsletters

Corporate Partners

As you know, TIS relies on the support of its members to ensure we can do the work we do. In 2015 we have had an overwhelming amount of support from local businesses through our new Corporate Membership categories. A big Meitaki Maata to the following businesses:

• Koka Lagoon Cruises
• Cook Islands Steel
• Pacific Islands Energy
• The Dive Centre

• Rongohiva Watersports & Advertising
• Deli Foods/LBV Café
• Goldmine

• Air New Zealand
• Bank of the Cook Islands
• Cook Islands News
• Heritage Holdings
• Jetsave Travel
• Makayla Palms
• Mareko Island Creations
• Palm Grove
• Rarotonga Printing
• Spacific Marketing
• Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours
• Te Akapuao Holiday Homes & Villas/Charlie’s Cafe
• Timberland
• Rendezvous Villas
• Rumours of Romance
• Palm Trading
• Aroa Kainga

Corporate Statements

Below are some statements from our corporate sponsors, explaining why they choose to support Te Ipukarea Society:

Cook Islands Trading Corporation (CITC)
CITC is committed to helping build a more sustainable future by partnering with organisations such as TIS to encourage recycling, reducing our carbon footprint and supporting initiatives that will protect our environment. It has taken us too long to recognize how much damage we have been doing to our environment but if we all make a small change in our actions, the impact will be huge. CITC became a Gold member to work with and support TIS to promote positive outcomes to environmental problems.

Our main reason for sponsoring TIS is concern regarding pollution (mainly of the lagoons) and the waste management problems here in the Cook Islands. In the 23 years I have been here there has definitely been an improvement in the water quality in the lagoons and TIS do a good job with awareness and actions in this regard.

Koka Lagoon Cruises
We are more than happy to be able to support TIS, to be able to contribute to their projects and campaigns towards a sustainable healthy and beautiful environment for future generations. We commend them on the work they do, and look forward to continuing our support.

Rongohiva Watersports & Advertising
Government policy of the day is not always correct, and it takes a passionate group of people to effect change. Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is an environmental Non-Government Organization that comprises of a group of passionate people who care deeply for the environment, and have a history of taking a stance against government policy of the day for their belief in change for the better. Among the many issues they have tackled, TIS was involved in protesting against the French Government’s nuclear testing efforts in French Polynesia, and most recently led a petition effort to start the conversation in banning the unsustainable fishing method of purse seining within the Cook Islands’ Exclusive Economic Zone, with hopes that this message will carry across the Pacific region. Rongohiva is a proud sponsor of TIS because of the issues they have tackled and continue to tackle within the Cook Islands and across the region, especially those related to the marine environment. An unhealthy marine environment will lead to a cascade of negative consequences, and change needs to begin somewhere.