Monday 2 August 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Opinion
New Zealand-born Cook Islander Brandon Mataio Jammae Ulfsby shares his journey of relearning o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani as the annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week started yesterday in NZ.
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.
It is important to set the record straight regarding Minister Mac Mokoroa’s statement (on Cook Islands News Facebook page) that dredging of “Muri Lagoon passage” wasn’t permitted to go ahead to allow for the 2008 Pacific Mini Games. The people of Ngatangiia should be congratulated for having the sense not to allow such an ill-conceived project to go ahead.
Everyone is wondering WTF? - Wheres the Fish? Anecdotally, across the Cook Islands people are talking about this big issues saying catches are low, even for this time of year, writes Te Ipukarea Society.
Like me, you can’t have helped but notice that we are back in the visitor business again. No, we’re not back up to the sort of numbers we were getting pre-Covid, but they have been steadily growing, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.
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.
Dear Editor, A big shout out to all the Rarotongans who have been working so hard to welcome visitors back to the islands. We could see the work that has been going on behind the scenes over the 14 months when the borders were closed. The island is looking so good with so much work […]
When Wes Tikiariki Roberts, the ‘Atiu Rocket’, led the Cook Islands team into the stadium in Tokyo during the Olympic Games official opening ceremony, Cook Islander hearts swelled with pride, and Australia was cheering him on as well, writes Dr Christopher Watkins, the Australian High Commissioner to Cook Islands.
The Marumaru Atua vaka is enroute to Suwarrow now, after visiting four northern group islands and Aitutaki so far. It carries with it a message of ocean health. One area the vaka is focusing on is oceans plastics, writes Te Ipukarea Society.