I’m not sure what blessing words the world will be remembered for bestowing during this recent and modern pandemic. More likely, the words of ‘lockdown’ mandates and antivaxx will reverberate for a while, writes Ruta Mave.
If we measure our lives in season, there are those seasons when the Sun shone so brightly and others where it was grey and cold and it just seemed to rain, rain and rain, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.
When western thinking arrived in what would soon be called the Cook Islands in 1903, Missionary advanced the way we saw the world, the way we saw ourselves and the way we saw time had already begun to unfold as we unravelled all our traditional knowledge, customs and ways of knowing and put them in a box handed to us by our colonisers with the word “etene” on it.
It was very clear from the speeches made at this week’s licencing ceremony that government fully expects exploration to lead to full scale mining as a logical and natural progression, writes Te Ipukarea Society.
Listening to the flurry of news reports on the invasion of the sovereign country Ukraine by President Putin and his army, I couldn’t help but notice the comparison between other narratives of tyranny, nazification and the weaponisation of words like freedom fighters around us today.
Charles Dickens in his most famous novel ‘Tale of Two Cities’, opened up his story line with this most historically popular and famous statements – “It was the best of times and it was the worst of time”, writes Bishop Tutai Pere.
It is clear – the protocols we have in place are working, the vaccine is doing its job and the faith we have put both in our own processes and also our Christian faith has been well-founded, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.
February is black history month and a tribute to African American men and women who have made significant contributions to America and the rest of the world in the fields of science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields.