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16 January 2021

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‘Our reliance on New Zealand’

It is a watershed moment for both New Zealand and the Cook Islands that one-way quarantine free travel will begin, writes Thomas Wynne.

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Uprooting and destruction of toa trees

"The uprooting and destruction of the toa trees on Monday and Tuesday will indeed go down as dark days in the history of Rangiatea."

Environmental photography project captures Aitutaki

Over the course of three days in Aitutaki, Te Ipukarea Society carried out an environmental photography project with 16 members of “Aitutaki Youth With a Vision”. By Te Ipukarea Society intern, Jade Tierney

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Prayer warriors take spiritual warfare walks

Letter writer Bishop Tutai Pere offers thanks to those who participated in the recent 'Spiritual Warfare' walks for drought-stricken Penrhyn island and for the rehabilitation of Muri lagoon.

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Letter writer takes issue with columnist over critique of Trump presidency

"The fact that President Trump has been banned on many Social Media Platforms speak volumes," a resident writes in response to a CI News opinion column by Ruta Mave.

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The state of Cook Islands democracy

"It seems it takes an American insurrection for us to focus on the state of our Cook Islands democracy."

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OPINION: The power of words

Individuals must take responsibility for the words they choose to use, because seditious words turn to violent actions. By Ruta Tangiiau Mave.

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OPINION: ‘It takes courage to disagree with the government’

There is a moving scene from 2020 that struck me deeply. I will carry it with me for a long time, writes Opposition leader Tina Browne.

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OPINION: Silence in unhealthy democracies

Public scrutiny of public decisions that involve the public’s wellbeing and are paid for by the public purse should be welcomed and not defended as if the scrutiny of this decision was a personal attack, Thomas Wynne writes.

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OPINION: Looking back, 2020 hindsight for Te Ipukarea Society

Local environment NGO Te Ipukarea Society has put together a list of highlights from 2020.

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"Democracy is a fragile commodity"

Letter writer John Scott says we can take some lessons from recent events in the USA.

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LETTERS: Covid-free Cooks travellers at ‘risk’ & the health of Muri lagoon

Letter writers and online comments weigh in on covid-19 travel between Cook Islands and NZ, and Muri Lagoon - one of the "crown jewels" of Rarotonga.

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OPINION: Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful

Looking forward to 2021, the Cook Islands could be so much more than we are, because we are smarter than we give ourselves or are given credit for, Ruta Tangiiau Mave writes.

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OPINION: Adapting to a changing world

Cook Islanders are survivors and the innate ability to adapt to any situation, is what will get us through, writes Thomas Wynne.

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OPINION: Bristling with hope for a healthier lagoon

Rarotonga experienced several hot, still days as 2020 came to a close, affecting the water quality of Muri lagoon. Te Ipukarea Society says we need to investigate if there are linkages to climate change or human development.

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LETTER: It's God with a capital 'G'

"I find this as a belittlement and degrading, the name of Almighty God," letter writer says in response to column.

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OPINION: Trust in God but lock your car

The suffering of innocent people is sometimes seen as a necessity so we can understand our own weaknesses and dependence on god, writes Ruta Mave.

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OPINION: From the crib to the cross

Jesus understood that leadership was not a position or a title, that in fact it was an action and an example, writes Thomas Wynne

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OPINION: Pollution Battle - Plastic 1 Turtles 0

The sad discovery of the washed up dead green turtle is a timely reminder of how we can better manage our waste over the festive period. By Te Ipukarea Society.

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LETTER: High lending interest rates

"The only meaningful reduction in lending interest rates has come about from our own Government’s contribution towards reducing these lending rate charges ... the banks themselves have done nothing to help."

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OPINION: The magic of Christmas is everywhere

If you look you will find there is Christmas magic in everything, writes Ruta Tangiiau Mave.

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