Living off the grid with limited power and internet might seem a little farfetched to some. But visiting June and Andrew Hosking's self-sustaining homestead in Mauke really does get you thinking twice about off the grid possibilities of day-to-day living. By Te Ipukarea Society.
"Your correspondent’s great faith in PM Arden is touching but misplaced. Personally, I feel her attitude is the main barrier to both travel and vaccination, which could occur concurrently and safely tomorrow."
Last week we shared with New Zealand officials the reality on the state of our economy and the interventions required to support our economic recovery in the coming months, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.
You’ve just adopted a new family member, what next? In the first edition of this fortnightly column, Dr Ellen McBryde, the lead veterinarian at Te Are Manu Charity Vet Clinic, provides some vital tips.
To the New Zealand government, the Cook Islands Opposition is appealing for the Covid-19 vaccine to be rolled out here for our 17,000 people before the two-way travel bubble opens between our two countries, writes Opposition leader Tina Browne.
Dear Editor, The Seabed Minerals Commissioner’s letter on Monday (March 22) didn’t answer the question of what potential risks to the environment from mining were presented to communities in the pa enua.
Mata kite Mata, kanohi kite kanohi – nothing comes as intimate or as powerful as the face to face meetings between, families, friends, or foes, and that moment when you greet. Be it a shaking of hands and pat on the back or high five hand slap, or the powerfully moving gesture of the hongi.
If the recent private prosecution against PM Mark Brown and former MP Henry Puna proves anything it is this; the ordinary citizen of this country has the freedom to seek recourse through the courts to address matters of concern regarding the government.
My response to the Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive comments re “there is no scientific reason to delay” (the opening of the border for two-way quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Cook Islands) in Thursday’s edition of Cook Islands News (What’s the hold-up Jacinda?), is that, I would rather be safe, than sorry.