A friend of mine just flew overseas for Christmas. Before she even stepped on the plane, the family dynamics of mama drama were already flaring up amongst her adult children. Who got to pick her up at the airport? Who had the privilege to have her stay first? Longest?
People often say that power corrupts and to this I disagree. Power does not corrupt a person, it merely exposes what lies in all our hearts, and simply gives it room, opportunity and permission, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.
HISTORICALLY, Christmas has been recognised as a time of remembrance, celebration and rest and it has been something that we all look forward to as we come together at the one time during the year to remember and celebrate the spirit and unity of Christ.
IF THERE’S a lesson to be learned from the costly, high profile Teina Bishop court cases it is this; the government has to pay more attention when the public makes rumblings of discontent because people’s concerns aren’t unfounded.
THE ACCUSED was charged with murder and, alternatively, manslaughter. In other words, if the killing was intentional then it is murder, but if it was the result of an unlawful act, then it is manslaughter. Both charges carry life imprisonment as a penalty.
THE OTHER day I caught the tail end of a conversation between Prime Minister Henry Puna and Kave Korero radio talkback host Tony Hakaoro and heard Tony questioning the prime minister on Government support for the Merchant of Paradise (MoP) Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) for the Cook Islands.
RECENTLY, I decided to make a tiny promise to myself about fitness - a promise so small I knew I could easily keep it – to do 10 tummy tightener exercises before I get out of bed in the morning. They’re like lazy sit-ups. I just lie there and clench my stomach muscles.