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We read a very interesting report in the Cook Island News about Dr Teina Rongo’s tour of Mitiaro’s reefs and what is going on with eradicating Crown of Thorns starfish there (October 9, 2019).
Police spokesperson Trevor Pitt (“Police discuss inquest into missing boy”, Oct 14) mentioned there were “legal complications” in investigating the death of a missing person, as they could not be formally declared dead for 7 years.
Kia orana, tatou katoatoa I roto I te aroa maata o to tatou Atua ko Iesu Mesia. This letter is addressed to the people of Atiu to please reconsider and rethink who will be the best choice of leader for the people of Atiu.
Government made the mistake by accepting an eight-year fishing agreement with the European Union (reviewable every four years). It has given away our fish stock like peanuts with very minimal return for it.
Since 1965 when we gained our independence from New Zealand, we have been flogging the same old political horse and discourse – and how has that been for you?
Taio Shipping is the bloodline to the outer islands, the Cook Islands extremities. Without our connections to the Pa Enua we are not fully embodied.