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A recent documentary I watched made reference to the “Lapita Tribe of people” from the island of Papua New Guinea, a hardy race of people who travelled the vast oceans thousands of years ago.
Last year a decision by the Privy Court in London disrespected our Cook Islands Traditional Land Customs and allowed a non-blood adopted child land rights in his adopted father’s family land.
Former Demo MP Te-Hani Brown’s lesson to learn from her brief sojourn into politics is quite simple: “Get into politics for the right reasons, not the wrong reasons!”
In your newspaper dated February 25, minister Mark Brown publicly admitted how easy it is for the Cook Islands Party-led coalition government and Te-Hani Brown to waste public money on by-elections when he said if the Demos really care about the cost to the country, they should leave the seat unopposed.