Thank you, John Uri, for taking the time to respond (Letter: Who is corrupting your system? Monday, November 30). You raise a very good point on specificity and of calling people out and I am happy to respond to that. In today’s world, calling people out by name and hanging them out in the public […]
"So tragic and so avoidable ... a water system, especially in a climate where winter frost protection isn’t a problem, is a simple thing. With materials meeting the standards of Canada, the USA, etc., a domestic water distribution system should require little to no significant maintenance for 50 years or more."
"The rental of the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance’s private property to the Chamber of Commerce in Tutakimoa borders on a potential and/or direct conflict of interest clouded under the guise of Covid-19 assistance to the community."
The transparent and accountable process which the late prime minister and minister of Police Jim Marurai insisted be used to select a new Police Commissioner should set an example for the government, writes Opposition MP William Heather.
"Although we have no virus in Rarotonga, this easy access to New Zealand has been cut off for the last seven months unless we submit to the same quarantine that applies to people coming from countries such as India and Russia where the virus is rampant. "
I would like to congratulate George George for taking on the challenge in promoting men’s health issues and speaking publicly about something that is very real and all men should take notice. I understand he and others tried a couple of years ago to get this off the ground, but it’s been like, ‘oh I’m […]
The majority of people who are returning back to the Cooks are returning residents and they are coming via Auckland airport; we currently have no cases in Auckland. Rather than bagging people or arguing on Facebook because that’s clearly not going to solve this decision and trying to execute the PM and his Cabinet, why […]
"When executive government flaunts existing regulations; NES and the Ombudsman are unable to execute their duties; and public petitions are routinely derailed, we don’t need new laws. We need law enforcement."
Thanks to Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) for the background information and for outlining how a moratorium would allow time for us to achieve many other goals like establishing Marae Moana zones and aligning with the UN’s strategy. Serious question though, other than supporting other NGO’s who call for the same thing, what actual steps would […]
There is nothing short-term about the wealth we have sitting at the bottom of our ocean – 5kms deep. Billions of tons of God’s blessings sitting there, more than enough to provide for many generations of our people. Look at places like Norway, great example of how they have harnessed their natural resources, harvested responsibly […]
I’m a Cook Islander and also a naturalized US Citizen and I voted in the US election. I can’t wait until this is over. America is so divided right now. It definitely affects us in Hawaii because we are one of the 50 States in the Union. Hawaii has been a Blue State (Democrat) for […]
Dear Editor, In view of the government ministers’ portfolios announced by Prime Minister Mark Brown, I would have thought he would hand over the Police portfolio to Minister Mac Mokoroa now rather than later. In New Zealand the Minister of Police is not the Prime Minister. The thing is there are rumours that a current […]
Here are a few serious suggestions for Athletics, CISNOC and CIIC to make Athletics in the 2022 Cook Islands Games, truly successful. Please take these considerations into your future planning and implementation stages.