Once the news hits, the result is the flooding of messages to social media supporting the accused and giving them support saying they don’t believe the charges, that they are still the honest, truthful beings they grew up with, or associated with.
Some people achieve a lot despite the burdens they have to bear. Others are overly spoilt or entitled and waste their talents by being frivolous and lazy and not taking life or the game seriously when it matters, writes Ruta Mave.
When people are asked to wear a mask while shopping to reduce the risk of infecting other people with a potentially deadly virus, they complain about having their personal rights and liberties taken away.
The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking, they have the unenviable task of being neither an anchor to hold children back or the sail to take them ahead, writes Ruta Mave.
Count your blessings, stop your bickering, there are people suffering who need your prayers, and your mindfulness to make the world a better place. We can think globally but we need to act locally, writes Ruta Mave.
Our long serving and long suffering teachers held the helm during the Covid disruptions last year, when times and circumstances added more strain for them to get our children through their necessary curriculum for their NCEA exams, writes Ruta Mave.
The drugs for transgender females suppress testosterone but does not result in more feminine features, like higher voice pitch, more body fat to muscle ratio, whereas a transgender male taking testosterone will have a lower voice, more facial body hair, more musculature.
In the Cook Islands before the missionaries came, we used local plants and rauti to cover our heads, necks, shoulders and hips. It was the missionaries who covered us from neck to toe with colonial clothes especially the muumuu, which was more like a nightdress formless and plain, writes Ruta Mave.
When a woman finds a man, who will look after her, a man who will romance her, a man who will believe in her, a man who will adore her, it’s important to make sure these four men don’t meet each other.
Living in Rarotonga in year-round temperate climate, surrounded by fertile soil, and empty growing lands, it astounds me and tourists how often and how long we go without certain foods when we have so much abundance to produce at our fingertips, writes Ruta Mave.
If MPs are going to make decisions and choosing to forego uniform for whatever reason, why are they not like school children donating money for the privilege of relaxed uniform rules, writes Ruta Mave.
Too many times our women have taken the stand to file charges only to be ridiculed by the defense lawyer. They are the man’s man if you want to get out of sexual charges, with their main cry of “What was she wearing? She was asking for it”, writes Ruta Mave.