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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OPINION: The Five Freedoms - addressing animal welfare

Wednesday 21 July 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The ‘Five Freedoms’ have formed the basis for animal welfare standards the world over since the 1960s. So what are the ‘Five Freedoms’? And how can they help us to have a positive impact on the animals in our care? Dr Ellen McBryde explains.

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Connecting with our culture

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

It’s hard to describe in words but yesterday’s investiture of Ngamaru Tupuna Ariki on Enuamanu signifies a time of transition, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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OPINION: Deep sea mining discussions – what’s the rush?

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

There appears to be strong community support for building the capacity of locals to better prepare them to make decisions regarding deep sea mining, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

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Building and maintaining legacy for all Cook Islanders

Tuesday 13 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

We are the only country in the Pacific that reveres our culture so strongly that we established a standalone ministry dedicated to the nurturing and preservation of our culture – our peu Maori, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.

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OPINION: Polygamy versus equal rights

Monday 12 July 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

When a woman finds a man, who will look after her, a man who will romance her, a man who will believe in her, a man who will adore her, it’s important to make sure these four men don’t meet each other.

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OPINION: Religion and culture

Saturday 10 July 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

We have things more to fear than Tangaroa and I would suggest that as Jesus said, the love of money is the core, the essence, and the root of evil – that is what we should be turning back from, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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T-shirt tote bags, Kata Kapu and Jar Undies in Plastic Free July

Saturday 10 July 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Already we are a third of the way into Plastic Free July and it is great to see so many activities happening around Rarotonga, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

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PET TALK: Do your part, get your pet desexed

Wednesday 7 July 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Rarotonga’s roaming dogs are much loved by visitors and locals alike, but in their current numbers they’re becoming a nuisance and a hazard. To tackle this problem, Dr Ellen McBryde says we need to take responsibility for our pets and have them de-sexed to help control the island’s out-of-control dog and cat population.

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Traditional leaders should lead by example

Tuesday 6 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

We look to our traditional leaders to behave with dignity fitting of their position and we expect them to always have the best interest of our people foremost, writes Opposition Democratic Party leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

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OPINION: Agriculture needs creative thinkers and action makers

Monday 5 July 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Living in Rarotonga in year-round temperate climate, surrounded by fertile soil, and empty growing lands, it astounds me and tourists how often and how long we go without certain foods when we have so much abundance to produce at our fingertips, writes Ruta Mave.

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OPINION: MPs suggestion to delay election poorly researched

Wednesday 30 June 2021 | Written by Te Tuhi Kelly | Published in Editorials, Opinion

During the recent sitting of Parliament, two MPs from both side of the house tried to push forward the argument that if Covid-19 continues to affect the country’s financial situation, the forthcoming general elections should be delayed. Te Tuhi Kelly, Leader of the Progressive Party, says those MP’s haven’t done their homework.

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OPINION: Honouring the landowners for their support

Tuesday 29 June 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The completion of the Rarotonga water project is a huge achievement and is a developmental landmark for our country as it will have significant national health, economic and environmental benefits, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.

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OPINION: Ditching colonial suit and tie for island wear

Monday 28 June 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

If MPs are going to make decisions and choosing to forego uniform for whatever reason, why are they not like school children donating money for the privilege of relaxed uniform rules, writes Ruta Mave.

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OPINION: We’re worrying about dogs, trees and pareu wear?

Friday 25 June 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

In a time when the world is fighting a global pandemic, the real world dilemma questions in Raro are cutting down trees, and too many dogs, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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