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OPINION ‘Corruption is never bold; it is always subtle’

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We should never be silent when those in power abuse that power for their own benefit, writes Thomas Wynne.

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Avana coastal protection – it’s in the bag

Local environment group Te Ipukarea Society is trying to prevent the Avana lagoon claiming back what was taken. By Kelvin Passfield.

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OPINION: The case against PACER Plus - the regional free trade agreement

PACER Plus, the regional free trade agreement, will come into force next month. In this first of a three-article series, Adam Wolfenden of Trade Justice Campaigner for the Pacific Network on Globalisation writes about the case against this trade deal.

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OPINION: A move towards safer pesticide alternatives

Ministry of Agriculture’s director of crop research William Wigmore describes the country’s collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and efforts to improve food safety in the country.

Recognising excellence within the tourism industry

In a year marred by Covid-19, the biennial tourism awards next month will be something for the industry members to celebrate for.

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OPINION: Anger from fear and worry

People attack rather than embrace, and they end up with miscommunication and distrust, writes People attack rather than embrace, and they end up with miscommunication and distrust. By Ruta Tangiiau Mavé.

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OPINION: The perils of political appointments

Political appointments damage not only the integrity of our democracy but also the integrity of whichever Ministry they work in, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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OPINION: Pictures that speak for themselves

Photography can make a big impact in many ways. Just one photo can expose environmental problems like nothing else, writes Kate McKessar of Te Ipukarea Society.

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OPINION: The true cost of time theft in the public sector

Ordinary staff members are not the only ones that steal time, some heads of ministries are taking longer than normal lunch breaks and morning and afternoon tea breaks. By Te Tuhi Kelly.

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Opinion: Art for art’s sake

"Sitting watching Tereora school prize giving, is a far cry from the formal staid prizegiving I attended in Auckland last year for my daughter," writes Ruta Tangiiau Mavé.

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Tanga’eo takes the manu crown in Te Ipukarea Society's Bird of the Year competition

These past two weeks has had everyone in a flap, as Cook Islanders flocked to the online polls to vote for our first ever Bird of the Year Cook Islands competition. Kate McKessar explains.

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OPINION: The health vs wealth trade-off

As a potential travel bubble is in the works, Thomas Tarurongo Wynne examines the benefits and consequences of opening the border to tourists.

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Building a legacy - developing a sustainable development agenda

The Cook Islands National Sustainable Development Agenda 2020+ will be ready for endorsement by April next year.

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Opinion: Changing with the times

"Globally, people of all walks of life are being accepted as integral members of society. In the Cook Islands we protect and promote criminals and those wanted by NZ police into Parliament over an honest, God loving, LBGT." writes columnist Ruta Tangiiau Mavé.

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Recovery of the Kakerori - rare bird overcomes threat of extinction

The Kakerori Recovery Programme is an example of good conservation leadership, says local NGO Te Ipukarea Society.

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The fruit of our lives

The scriptures that lead our lives are clear: a person’s life is known by its fruit, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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Ruta Tangiiau Mave: More than just ‘trick or treat’

OPINION: It interests me, why people view the moon negatively, when we use it so often for tides, fishing and planting.

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Te Tuhi Kelly: The making of an ‘ideal politician’

OPINION: It is a lack of education and self-interest that is getting our politicians up kaka creek without a paddle, writes Te Tuhi Kelly, the founder of Progressive Party of the Cook Island.

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Ruta Tangiiau Mave: Let’s make our youth a priority

OPINION: Driving home, I noticed flashing lights, a siren, and a motorcycle accident, thankfully, he looked alive.

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