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Covid-19 or sin, our God can make all things new

Friday 15 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Church Talk

OPINION: There’s no vaccine for Covid-19, but there is one for sin. Its name is Jesus.


RAT Mavé: Quarantine provisions

Friday 15 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, I find it somewhat disturbing the Edgewater resort is open to the public and has the repatriated locals in quarantine.


Ellena Tavioni: Internet charges

Friday 15 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Kia Orana Editor, I have no choice but to express my deep concern in regard to the charges Vodafone are making to the people of the Cook Islands.


Samoa reluctant to reopen border

Thursday 14 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Samoa’s prime minister says he has deep reservations about reopening its border.


Luther Zainey: From waiting tables to head chef

Thursday 14 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Art

RECIPE: My name is Luther Zainey, and I am the head chef for Pacific Resort Rarotonga.


Pacific aid takes a dive as virus impacts NGOs

Wednesday 13 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Coronavirus hits Pacific aid efforts with NGOs under pressure to cut their workforces.


Jaewynn McKay: Salute our volunteers – they've earned it

Wednesday 13 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Editorials

OPINION: People in Cook Islands are generous community people. It did not take the coronavirus pandemic to demonstrate that, it is something we already knew.


Islands weigh up risks of reopening tourism

Tuesday 12 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

South Pacific island nations have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, but now face a stark choice between a risky reopening to tourists – and economic collapse.


Norman George: Quarantined oldies deserve breakfast in bed for a month

Tuesday 12 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Editorials

OPINION: A light-hearted notice to the quarantined Golden Oldies komiti fighters – and especially to their husbands.


Brett Porter: Tourism revenues

Tuesday 12 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, Thomas Wynne (“It’s time to change our tourism”, May 2) asserts that the new order after Covid should be “with us in the driver’s seat, not the foreign interests that used our country as a cash register,” then left.


Rod Dixon: We've been here before

Tuesday 12 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, This isn’t the first time Cook Islands has locked down against a virus.


Fiji to join New Zealand and Australia's travel bubble

Monday 11 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Fiji has put its hand up to join New Zealand and Australia's travel bubble amid the Covid-19 pandemic, RNZP reports.


Restrictions ease but fear of virus still high

Monday 11 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

The region is still grappling with both the fear of and the real impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic but the US territory of Guam, the hardest hit of all Pacific islands, is now making moves to ease social restrictions.


France returns military site to French Polynesia

Monday 11 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

FRENCH POLYNESIA – France has formally ceded its former navy command centre in Papeete to French Polynesia.


Future of Tonga's air service in doubt

Monday 11 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

TONGA – Prime Minister Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa said asking whether the Tongan government was going to start its own airline was the wrong question.


Ruth Tangiiau Mavé: Now's the time to be generous

Monday 11 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Editorials

OPINION: Columnist Ruth Tangiiau Mavé commends the female Opposition MPs for taking a 15 per cent pay cut to help their constituencies during the Covid-19 crisis.


Alanna Smith : First, catch your Red wrigglers …

Saturday 9 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Environment

OPINION: The interest in home gardening has taken off around the island thanks to the Ministry of Agriculture’s recent home gardening packages.


Surge in poverty as jobs disappear across Samoa

Friday 8 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

A crisis is escalating in Samoa as the tourism industry, the mainstay of the nation’s economy, disintegrates under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic.


Curfew ruled illegal

Friday 8 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

FRENCH POLYNESIA – The curfew imposed in French Polynesia over the Covid-19 outbreak has been lifted with immediate effect after the administrative court in Papeete ruled it was illegal.


Pastor Tevai Matapo: Have faith, as our family return from NZ

Friday 8 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Church Talk

CHURCH TALK: God gifted doctors, nurses and health officials to look after our health in a very troubled world.


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