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LETTER TO EDITOR: Homosexual Law reform remains in limbo

‘Science shows us that people are born LGBTQ+’

Letters to the Editor

‘Vicious and uncivilised’ marijuana laws

Dear Editor, Did you know that under the Ministry of Health Act 2013 that marijuana fits the description of a medicine? In the Act it reads in part that, “Medicine means any substance whether of animal, plant or synthetic origin which is used internally or externally for alleviating disease”.

LETTERS: Reducing use of plastic bags

Dear Editor, as a business owner and regular visitor to Rarotonga it is wonderful to have the freedom to come and go again and to welcome our visitors back.

Opinion


LETTERS: Support for cannabis referendum

Dear Editor, in Monday’s edition of the Cook Islands News (18-7-22), Teariki Heather, the leader of the United Party, put out a lot of misleading and misinformed comments regarding the upcoming referendum on medicinal cannabis.

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Kata


OPINION: The smile behind the mask

It has been over a week of conferences and seminars here in Eugene, Oregon, United States during the World Athletics Championships.

Opinion


LETTERS: ‘Broken promises and new promises’

Dear Editor, the PM’s campaign whirlwind trip to Mitiaro on Thursday 21st July was headlined with major issues covering Covid-19, tourism, telecommunications and seabed mining.

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Kata


OPINION: 'Issues for the 2022 General Election'

I wish to present my thoughts in regards to issues which I feel are important for those courageous people who have decided to be candidates in the coming General Election, writes world renowned artist and cultural icon Mike Tavioni BEM.

Editorials


OPINION: ‘Democracy is under threat': Part two

If a Government demonstrates so little respect for its duties under our foundation law, the Constitution, and can get away with it for want of being challenged, do your readers not think for one moment that therein is a temptation in itself to venture into other administrative areas, writes John Scott, former Clerk of Parliament.

Editorials


Studying the evolution of the red postman

Six invasive weeds that have serious negative impacts on agriculture and/or natural forest habitats in the Cook Islands have been identified as priority targets for biocontrol.

Editorials


OPINION: ‘Democracy is under threat’

In this two part column, I would like to put these questions to Government and request an immediate response, writes John Scott, former Clerk of Parliament.

Editorials


Kata


LETTERS: 'Protecting Cook Islands flag'

Dear Editor, the Russian boat wanting to have a Cook Islands flag to hide behind can join the other dubious boats the Maritime Cook Islands have supposedly done due diligence on.

Opinion


LETTERS: Permanent residency list

Dear Editor, can we find out who all the new PRs (permanent residencies) are, please?

Opinion


Kata


LETTERS: 'Good governance and justice'

Dear Editor, English historian Lord Sir John Acton in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton about how historians should judge the abuse of power by past rulers, is best remembered for the remark, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Opinion


Kata


On a mission in Mangaia: Desexing dogs, cats and a goat

Te Are Manu is the only vet clinic in the Cook Islands and we want to serve the community of the Cook Islands, not just Rarotonga. We hope to be able to visit as many of the Pa Enua as we are able at regular intervals, writes clinic’s medical director Dr Michael Baer.

Opinion


LETTERS: 'The future looks challenging'

Dear Editor, with the political campaigns gaining some momentum it is easy to see that the political parties are going all out to capture the hearts, minds and voting souls of the populace.

Opinion


Kata


Hard work is key to success

A strong work ethic involves upholding the values and goals of the company by performing your job to the best of your ability.

Editorials


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