The coming celebrations in Aitutaki are both a time for reflection on the past and a time to look forward to a future world, to honour what our spiritual heritage has given us today and also to consider how that rich and fruitful heritage might help guide our footsteps tomorrow, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.
Greed is as much a problem as is absentee landowners and those that have profited much from turning their kainga into a cash register. If we want to address absentee landowners, and we should, we should also address this issue of land banking and greed at the same time.
For a fun school holiday activity this week, Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) and Muri Environment Care (MEC) invited kids on an eco-walk along Muri’s Aremango stream and the Aroko salt marsh, writes Te Ipukarea Society.
Just this week, we’ve had two cats brought into the vet clinic with blocked bladders. This is a serious emergency, almost always affecting male cats. Dr Ellen McBryde discusses what you should be looking out for, as well as steps you can take at home to help prevent this condition.