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Political scene has certain smell

Thursday 29 October 2015 | Published in Letters to the Editor

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Political scene has certain smell
Money talks: Pictured at the signing of a covenant with the New Zealand Maori King Movement are (from left) Cook Islands Minister of Finance Mark Brown, Prime Minister Henry Puna, Minister of Health Nandi Glassie, Teurukura Ariki of Aitutaki, the spokesperson for Teurukura Ariki, High Commissioner Tiki Matapo and Tumu Korero Te Po Ava e Raitia. PHOTO: Adrian McBirney 15102808

Mata-Atua McNair’s links with Cook Islands politics go back to 1978 when she flew to Rarotonga from Wellington, New Zealand with a family group of “fly-in voters.” In this article the island resident looks back at the days when Albert Henry ran the country and compares it with the current state of political affairs in this country.

Mata-Atua McNair’s links with Cook Islands politics go back to 1978 when she flew to Rarotonga from Wellington, New Zealand with a family group of “fly-in voters.” In this article the island resident looks back at the days when Albert Henry ran the country and compares it with the current state of political affairs in this country.


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