Opinion

Culture without language – a seed planted in shallow earth

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.

Opinion


Fairness vs. inclusion: Finding balance in rules for transgender athletes

Monday 2 August 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Opinion

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.

Opinion


LETTER: Dredging of Muri lagoon passage

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor 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.

Letters to the Editor


Our people are our greatest resource

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Opinion

It saddens me that we are forced to look to foreign workers to fill our current labour shortage when maybe we could fill that with our own people, even if it were for three or six month contracts.

Opinion


WTF – Where's the Fish?

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

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.

Opinion


KATA: Defence in indecent assault case

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Opinion

Opinion


LETTERS: Government is ‘not a family business’

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letters for July 30, 2021

Letters to the Editor


LETTER: ‘The truth shall prevail’

Thursday 29 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion

Letters for Thursday July 29, 2021

Opinion

KATA: Extended stay for a unique visitor

Thursday 29 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


LETTERS: Jungle trek ‘challenging but amazing’

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letters for Wednesday July 28

Letters to the Editor


KATA: Dying to see the turtles

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

Kata


KATA: Forging a new track

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

Kata


LETTERS: Promoting political agendas?

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letters for July 27, 2021

Letters to the Editor


OPINION: Cook Islands benefitting from Covid-free status

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

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.

Editorials


Cook Islands News is transitioning to a pay website

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Editorials, Opinion

After over a year and a half of offering our readers free access, cookislandsnews.com is going back to a subscription-based website this week.

Editorials

OPINION: Fashion at the Olympic Games

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

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.

Editorials


LETTER: Thank you for your hospitality

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Discovering your life’s purpose

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The fruit of purpose is a fruit we can all eat from, unlike the fruit of self service and self-promotion which is bitter and rotten to the core, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

Editorials


OPINION: Sharing culture brings people together

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

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.

Editorials


OPINION: Trawling for ocean plastics on Marumaru Atua enroute to Suwarrow

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

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.

Editorials


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