Editorials (225)

OPINION: It's not the end of the world as we know it, sings REM, and I feel fine. When all this is over, we can all go back to normal – in fact, most of us want to go back to normal as soon as possible.

OPINION: In 1914, when War broke out in Europe, a young man by the name of Thomas Wynne enlisted in the Irish Fusiliers and was sent to Belgium to fight in a War he probably knew little about other than it was possibly an opportunity for what some called adventure, some honour, some for God and country.

EDITORIAL: Getting up before sunrise isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but on April 25 I make an exception. Standing in silent darkness alongside thousands of other people gives you time to think about the magnitude of what is being commemorated.

OPINION: The gift of leadership is a rare combination of talent, perseverance, good fortune and sometimes luck.   Some people are born into greatness.  Others have greatness thrust upon them.  The rest had to work to earn it.

OPINION:Good news, school is going back today! Hooray, say the parents. Boo, say the kids.

OPINION: Sometimes I wonder if people actually know what kindness is, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

Dear editor, The New Zealand Prime Minister announced salary cuts of 20 per cent for herself and her Cabinet.

OPINION: Life has changed in New Zealand. I know life always changes; in my lifetime I have seen many many changes. But those have been mostly incremental, baby steps.

OPINION: In the absence of one positive case of Covid-19 being identified here, there is no evidence the virus has landed in the Cook Islands, writes Norman George.

OPINION: This Easter, this time of rebirth, is an opportunity to contribute to a new way of doing things, to develop new ways of thinking as new life begins.

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