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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: ‘Scale down’ MPs salaries

Dear Editor, in most areas of employment around the world, including here in the Cook Islands, school leavers, and the young and inexperienced start at or near the bottom of the pay scale, and work their way up over time and accumulation of experience, thus justifying higher pay levels.

Opinion


OPINION: Decriminalise homosexuality – the most offensive and disturbing barrier to tourism

Cook Islands is noted internationally to have a poor human rights record.

Opinion


Kata


LETTERS: ‘Drop Covid-19 restrictions’

Dear Editor, in response to Prof Dunn’s letter, he acknowledges vaccination doesn’t prevent spread of virus, which is exactly why mandates and restrictions should be done away with, and in many countries, they are indeed being done away with.

Opinion


Kata


LETTERS: ‘Barking up the wrong tree’

Dear Editor, very lately and surprisingly our news media has been bombarded with a stronger and incorporate voice calling for a moratorium against any seabed mining.

Opinion


Kata


LETTERS: ‘It’s time to move on from Covid’

Dear Editor, interesting to read New Zealand opposition leader Christopher Luxon’s comment on his return from overseas travels, that the rest of the world has moved on from Covid-19 and it didn’t feature in any of his conversations with any political leader or officials.

Opinion


Kata


‘We are stronger together’ – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

We will respond to the needs and priorities of Pacific nations without imposing unsustainable financial burdens or expecting something in return, writes Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Opinion


Kata


OPINION: Cannabis referendum a political stunt?

If laughter is the best medicine and marijuana makes you laugh, does that mean that marijuana is the best medicine? By Ruta Mave.

Opinion


LETTERS: 'Keep Raro clean and green'

Dear Editor, the plastic bottles on the island are astonishing.

Opinion


Kata


OPINION: Removing barriers to tourism

Cook Islands is not a cheap destination and nor should it be. I believe in low-volume/high-value tourism which is easier on infrastructure and environment.

Opinion


Kata


Time to rethink tourism

Dear Editor, there has never been a National Sustainability Plan to mitigate mass tourism negative outcomes, (focus is only on positive gains) that affect and impacts our environment, culture, socio- economic and way of life.

Opinion


Kata


LETTER: ‘We’re still living in the past’

Dear Editor, Kia orana e te ititangata kuki airani. No te mea e ko teia taku tataanga mua kia kotou, te aravei nei au ia tatou, i roto i te aroa o te Atua. Manea tikae te Ra o te Ui Ariki ta matou i akaepaepa i Nukuroa nei i te ra tai o Tiurai. Kua tae mai oki te Kaumaiti Nui, koia a Tou Ariki pera katoa, a Tiatava Tiki Tetava Ariki ki Nukuroa nei. Kua maeva e kua mataora te Ra o te Ui Ariki.

Letters to the Editor


LETTERS: Air NZ pricing ‘atrocious’

Dear Editor, the airfares currently being charged by Air New Zealand in early January are atrocious for the distance travelled and Air NZ must be taken to task. Perhaps via the NZ government.

Editorials


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