Opinion

OPINION: Opposition wants Parliament sitting days to increase to 60

Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Taxpayers of this country who pay the salaries of all MPs should feel outraged about government’s failure to deliver a reasonable number of sitting/working days in Parliament, writes Opposition leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

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OPINION: Remembering the Christchurch earthquake

Monday 22 February 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Columnist Ruta Mave had just dropped her children at school when the 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook New Zealand to its core, killing 185 people.

Editorials


Call for ‘independent’ deep sea research

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Te Ipukarea Society’s response to the article by Gerald McCormack published in Cook Islands News on Thursday, February 11, 2021 on the impact of six mines on benthic megafauna.

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‘Our greatest export shouldn’t be our people’

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Our people should not be our greatest export and a government that wants to change this will have to address minimum wage and the rights of employees.

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Kata: Gov agency recruiting local workers for work in NZ?

Friday 19 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


Kata: Recruiting NZ seasonal workers ... in Raro?

Thursday 18 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


OPINION: The taxpayer's dilemma

Wednesday 17 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

It cannot be stressed enough that it is the job of government to build infrastructure for our communities, writes Opposition Democratic Party leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

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Kata: Speaker of Cook Islands Parliament

Wednesday 17 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


OPINION: Solidarity in numbers: Fighting for workers’ rights

Tuesday 16 February 2021 | Written by Te Tuhi Kelly | Published in Editorials, Opinion

There are some people interested in starting up a new workers union to provide support for workers faced with employment relations issues, writes Te Tuhi Kelly, Leader of the Progressive Party.

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OPINION: Love is a word but marriage is a sentence – for life

Monday 15 February 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Keeping love alive takes more than one day, writes Ruta Mave, reflecting on Valentine’s Day which was celebrated on Sunday.

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United we stand, divided we fall

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The tools of unity are not leverage or self-interest, nor are they arrogance and pride, because all of these will split a country, a family, a region into parts they may never heal again or come together.

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READER: 'It's not what you know, it's who you know'

Friday 12 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"I have seen a large amount of people in positions who are just there because it’s a job and who they know."

Letters to the Editor


Kata: Absentee voting in Parliament

Friday 12 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


LETTERS: Changing narrative regarding USP

Thursday 11 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"It is a Fiji Government problem that is impacting USP and correspondingly it is Fiji Government credibility that is seriously eroded."

Letters to the Editor


OPINION: ‘New Zealand Maori owe their heritage to us’

Monday 8 February 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

There's a reason why a lot of New Zealand Maori say they fell like they're at home when in Rarotonga - because they are. Ruta Tangiiau Mave writes.

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Silence in the face of evil

Saturday 6 February 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Do we have a stomach for horrific crimes committed by someone in leadership, be it civil society, government or the church, asks Thomas Wynne in his weekly column.

Editorials


Forum furore

Friday 5 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


Top job

Thursday 4 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


Rain and intakes

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


With freedom comes responsibility

Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Dear Editor, Tina Browne’s attack on the well-known journalistic protagonist of goings-on, George Pitt, certainly does come across as very personal and shows some deep-seated unresolved issues betwixt the Demos and Pitt. Love him or hate him, it is of no consequence in the greater scheme of things, the truth will always out, whether one wants it to or not.

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