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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OPINION: In the boots of a valiant Anzac soldier

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

Anzac Day, resplendent in its red poppies, marks the anniversary of the first key military action fought by Australia and New Zealand forces during the First World War. In 1915 The Anzac soldiers formed part of the allied expedition which set out to capture Constantinople, now named Istanbul, in Turkey. They landed at Gallipoli on April 25 and met fierce resistance.

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OPINION: Listen twice as much as you need to speak

Saturday 24 April 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Perspective is shaped not only by what you see but also by where you are looking from, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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PET TALK: An itch to scratch

Wednesday 14 April 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Has your pet got an itch to scratch? Dr Ellen McBryde, the lead veterinarian at Te Are Manu Charity Vet Clinic, has the answers to your problem.

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OPINION: Demos keeping it slow and steady on seabed mining

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Editorials, Opinion

"Keeping our position fluid certainly does not translate to a full-blown agreement with how the government is proceeding with its seabed mining exploration and potential mining," writes Democratic Party Opposition Leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

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OPINION: ‘Any day above ground is a good one’

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

They say time waits for no man, but it stands still for a woman of 40. By Ruta Mave.

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OPINION: A matter of when, not if, Covid-19 arrives in the Cook Islands

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

Uncomfortable though it may be for some, is it really unreasonable to call for full vaccination before the borders open? By Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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OPINION: Living with nature an inspiration

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

Living off the grid with limited power and internet might seem a little farfetched to some. But visiting June and Andrew Hosking's self-sustaining homestead in Mauke really does get you thinking twice about off the grid possibilities of day-to-day living. By Te Ipukarea Society.

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PET TALK: Caring for your new puppy or kitten

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

You’ve just adopted a new family member, what next? In the first edition of this fortnightly column, Dr Ellen McBryde, the lead veterinarian at Te Are Manu Charity Vet Clinic, provides some vital tips.

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OPINION: Democratic Party calls for vaccine before travel bubble

Tuesday 30 March 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

To the New Zealand government, the Cook Islands Opposition is appealing for the Covid-19 vaccine to be rolled out here for our 17,000 people before the two-way travel bubble opens between our two countries, writes Opposition leader Tina Browne.

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OPINION: ‘Good decision is always based on knowledge’

Monday 29 March 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Jacinda Ardern’s hardest decisions for us, are not between good and bad or right and wrong. But between two goods and two rights, writes Ruta TangiiauMave.

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OPINION: Foreign values misunderstood, misrepresented as our own

Sunday 28 March 2021 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Mata kite Mata, kanohi kite kanohi – nothing comes as intimate or as powerful as the face to face meetings between, families, friends, or foes, and that moment when you greet. Be it a shaking of hands and pat on the back or high five hand slap, or the powerfully moving gesture of the hongi.

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India’s stake in the evolving geopolitics of Pacific Islands

Thursday 25 March 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The appointment of former Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna as the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum is watched with interest from the corridors of power in New Delhi. By Balaji Chandramohan.

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OPINION: ‘What’s the hold-up Jacinda?’

Thursday 25 March 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Ready when you are. That’s the message the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce has for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her government when it comes to opening the borders for two-way quarantine-free travel between the two countries.

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