Opinion

OPINION: Work with TIS ignited a passion to protect environment

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Former Te Ipukarea Society staff member, Liam Kokaua, shares his experience working for the Society, and his current work in Aotearoa

Editorials


KATA: Manihiki MP Akaiti Puna

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


OPINION: Building upon the Henry Puna dynasty

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by Wilkie Rasmussen | Published in Opinion, Tropical Chronicles

There are examples of countries that when their leaders retired, they handed over the top job to their wives. Are we seeing this in the Cook Islands now? By Wilkie Rasmussen

Opinion


KATA: Audit office in overdrive

Friday 7 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


LETTER: Freeze wages of $60k plus

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"Because when everyone got the internet and power subsidies, all government workers got an unintended pay rise."

Letters to the Editor


KATA: Dengue in the outer islands

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


KATA: Advertising for the Land Court sitting

Wednesday 5 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


KATA: Vaccine fears

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


OPINION: Facing the world with vigilance, diligence and safety

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The opening of our border with New Zealand will see much-needed tourism dollars flow to every one of our islands, both directly and indirectly through government projects and economic support, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.

Editorials


KATA: Travel bubble hopes

Monday 3 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


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.

Editorials


OPINION: We are living in the ‘next normal’

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

It’s hard for this current generation to believe that there was a time in the world when you hopped on a plane and they asked you whether you wanted to sit in the smoking section or the non-smoking section, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

Editorials


OPINION: Seabed mining sector confronts technical difficulties

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Apart from the very real concern about the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining on our ocean ecosystem, there remains many serious technological difficulties to overcome, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

Editorials


KATA: Saturday May 1

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


LETTER: Support for no levy on imported eggs

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"Why should egg eaters have to pay higher prices to support one business? The answer? They shouldn’t."

Letters to the Editor


KATA: Where are the vaccines?

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


KATA: Shark caught

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


PET TALK: To spay or not to spay

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Desexing (a.k.a. spaying, neutering, fixing, sterilising, castrating) has the obvious benefit of population control by reducing unwanted or unnecessary pregnancies, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Dr Ellen McBryde of Te Are Manu Veterinary Clinic discusses why we desex our dogs and cats.

Editorials


KATA: Egg shortage

Tuesday 27 April 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


OPINION: We cannot be silent on corruption

Tuesday 27 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

As a lawyer, a wife, mother and grandmother, too often I have seen the unpleasant side to our culture where we have quietly or silently given permission to or allowed behaviour to simply go unchecked and unchallenged, writes Opposition leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

Editorials


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