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OPINION: We are living in the ‘next normal’

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: Work with TIS ignited a passion to protect environment

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: Building upon the Henry Puna dynasty

There are examples of countries that when their leaders retired, they handed over the top job to their wives. Are we seeing this in the Cook Islands now? By Wilkie Rasmussen

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LETTER: Freeze wages of $60k plus

"Because when everyone got the internet and power subsidies, all government workers got an unintended pay rise."

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OPINION: Facing the world with vigilance, diligence and safety

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

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: Seabed mining sector confronts technical difficulties

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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LETTER: Support for no levy on imported eggs

"Why should egg eaters have to pay higher prices to support one business? The answer? They shouldn’t."

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PET TALK: To spay or not to spay

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

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

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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