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Moana target 2025 World Cup

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Opinion

Opinion

Ruta Mave: Empowering women to reclaim their dignity

Twenty years ago, Alan Rickman’s character in Love Actually bought his secretary a gold necklace, his wife Emma Thompson discovers this fact. Her emotions of grief and betrayal played out on film as she struggles to compose herself so she can pretend nothing is wrong, has reduced many a wife to tears as the stark and awful reality for women whose husband cheats. Most wives choose to stay, writes Ruta Mave.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Health referral cost

Who paid for what? Now, it’s how much was paid for what?

What policemen do when they retire

Judge Justice Dame Judith Potter returned to New Zealand last week.

Opinion

Easter a potent symbol of hope

Easter is coming, a holy season for many faiths.

Opinion

Election results and what they mean

I must take my hat off to the Prime Minister.

Opinion


Make sure you're playing the right game

What if you had a dream of being a great athlete – the strongest and fastest rugby player, the most successful netball player -- a true champion of the game?

Opinion

US elections and our flying leader

The Republican candidates in the US presidential election have demonstrated in the last six months that these campaigns are certainly not for the weak and faint-hearted.

Opinion

Traditional lore reduced to low status

With all the recent discussions over the Mato Vai water project I thought it timely to write about the low status given to Cook Islands traditional lore.

Opinion


The joy of whole-hearted excellence

When we think about a business, whether a shop, a hospital, or a service we hire someone to do, what stands out in our minds is the rare individual who brings his or her whole heart and soul to work.

Opinion

When politicians fail to meet expectations

Politics is a game for gentlemen and ladies.

Opinion

Names pose dilemma for officialdom

We find that the dilemma facing officialdom is in the recording of our tupuna names.

Opinion


When is a Cook Islander not a Cook Islander?

Te Tuhi Kelly says the answer to his question is when he/she is NZ Maori. This is the first of a two-part opinion piece.

Opinion

Are we a failed democracy?

Norman George - lawyer Critical matters of State not to be messed with

Opinion

Sunday flights referendum:

Wilkie Rasmussen – Cook Isands News columnist A necessary abuse of democracy Banning Sunday flights has been on the calling cards of some Aitutaki people.

Opinion

Mollycoddling of children

I was reading an article recently regarding how we are not bringing up our children to have ‘resilience’. It reminded me of a number of references I have made on how parents in the Cook Islands are raising their children. One of those articles dealt with child abuse and the risk that this poses for us going forward.

Opinion

Why has the law changed in respect of occupation rights?

The concept of occupation rights (simply a right to occupy a designated area of a block of land) was first introduced in the Cook Islands when the Land Court, just after the turn of the 20th century, established the “house sites” that line both sides of the main road in Avarua and in Arorangi.

Opinion

Memories of a favourite teacher

Do you remember your favorite teacher?

Opinion

Truthfulness the essential virtue

The virtue of Truthfulness is upheld in all sacred scriptures as an essential virtue. Telling the truth means that we keep our word.

Opinion


Cook Islanders unwanted as solicitor general?

There was a fierce global debate some years ago at Universities, in particular in Commonwealth countries and the United States. It was whether to practise “preferential treatment” for people with different ethnic backgrounds from say “pakeha” in New Zealand.

Opinion


New year chance 'to make all things new'

I love new beginnings - a new year, the first day of school, a birthday. It is a chance to start over, “to make all things new.” (Revelations 21:5)

Opinion

Parliament now a social event notice board

Parliament sat and rose after two measly days of sitting. It would be fair to say, it was simply a waste of time.

Opinion


Critics, time to eat your hearts out!

Friday, December 18, marks the crowning event in a story of unflinching determination, commitment and daring, to open what could be the largest building in the Cook Islands, Te Patupaepae o Enuamanu, Enuamanu III.

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