Articles by Ruta Tangiiau Mave

OPINION: Saluting our workers on May Day

Monday 3 May 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Good people with good hearts are being run by incompetence and nepotism up high. They work for the man or the ministry, and the man and the ministry work them to death, writes Ruta Tangiiau Mave.


OPINION: In the boots of a valiant Anzac soldier

Monday 26 April 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Anzac Day, resplendent in its red poppies, marks the anniversary of the first key military action fought by Australia and New Zealand forces during the First World War. In 1915 The Anzac soldiers formed part of the allied expedition which set out to capture Constantinople, now named Istanbul, in Turkey. They landed at Gallipoli on April 25 and met fierce resistance.


RUTA MAVE: Giving ourselves a hand up

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Opinion

There is a new sheriff in town. Carl Hunter, as the new Public Service Commissioner, has brought to light two cases of interest that previously may have been swept under the carpet. What will it mean for the Government if ministers and heads of ministry are made accountable?


OPINION: ‘Any day above ground is a good one’

Monday 12 April 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

They say time waits for no man, but it stands still for a woman of 40. By Ruta Mave.


OPINION: ‘Good decision is always based on knowledge’

Monday 29 March 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Jacinda Ardern’s hardest decisions for us, are not between good and bad or right and wrong. But between two goods and two rights, writes Ruta TangiiauMave.


OPINION: Perfect practices will give us perfect protection

Monday 15 March 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

They say practice makes perfect, but they’re wrong. Perfect practice makes perfect, writes Ruta Mave.


No woman, no cry

Monday 8 March 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Celebrating International Women’s Day, should be like February, Black History Month, then March is Woman’s Her-story Month. The problem that goes hand in hand with most problem’s woman have is, it’s often seen, narrated and determined by men, writes Ruta Mave.


Black lives matter

Monday 1 March 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

"Blacks, who have their own unique culture and language that was born and derived in their DNA of rhythm and skin pigment to Africa, but is solely Made in America," writes Ruta Mave.


Christchurch earthquake, ten years on: The trauma, chaos and the compassion

Saturday 27 February 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Features, Memory Lane, Weekend

A decade ago, on February 22, 2011, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch at 12.51pm, causing widespread damage across the city, killing 185 people, in the nation’s fifth-deadliest disaster. Cook Islands News columnist Ruta Mave had just dropped her children at school when the incident happened.


OPINION: Remembering the Christchurch earthquake

Monday 22 February 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Columnist Ruta Mave had just dropped her children at school when the 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook New Zealand to its core, killing 185 people.


OPINION: Love is a word but marriage is a sentence – for life

Monday 15 February 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Keeping love alive takes more than one day, writes Ruta Mave, reflecting on Valentine’s Day which was celebrated on Sunday.


OPINION: ‘New Zealand Maori owe their heritage to us’

Monday 8 February 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

There's a reason why a lot of New Zealand Maori say they fell like they're at home when in Rarotonga - because they are. Ruta Tangiiau Mave writes.


OPINION: Taking offence when none is intended

Monday 1 February 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Opinion

Take the good with the bad, but look for the good because it’s not all bad, writes Ruta Mave.


OPINION: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know

Monday 25 January 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Is government’s financial assistance and funding going to the right people? Ruta Tangiiau Mave writes.


OPINION: ‘Women are like butterflies … they can fly through a hurricane’

Monday 18 January 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

We’re in tough times, but we’re in the best of places. The irony is, now’s not the time to be ‘positive’, because you must test ‘negative’ to travel and survive, writes Ruta Mave.


OPINION: The power of words

Monday 11 January 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Individuals must take responsibility for the words they choose to use, because seditious words turn to violent actions. By Ruta Tangiiau Mave.


OPINION: Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful

Tuesday 5 January 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Looking forward to 2021, the Cook Islands could be so much more than we are, because we are smarter than we give ourselves or are given credit for, Ruta Tangiiau Mave writes.


OPINION: Trust in God but lock your car

Tuesday 29 December 2020 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The suffering of innocent people is sometimes seen as a necessity so we can understand our own weaknesses and dependence on god, writes Ruta Mave.


OPINION: The magic of Christmas is everywhere

Monday 21 December 2020 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

If you look you will find there is Christmas magic in everything, writes Ruta Tangiiau Mave.


OPINION: Push for chlorine ‘smells dodgy’

Monday 14 December 2020 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

This motion of chlorination has been ‘dropped in our lap’ without warning and we’re told to accept it, writes Ruta Tangiau Mave.


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