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OPINION: Opposition wants Parliament sitting days to increase to 60

Taxpayers of this country who pay the salaries of all MPs should feel outraged about government’s failure to deliver a reasonable number of sitting/working days in Parliament, writes Opposition leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

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OPINION: Remembering the Christchurch earthquake

Columnist Ruta Mave had just dropped her children at school when the 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook New Zealand to its core, killing 185 people.

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Reaching our destinations

With now a month of sailing into 2021 behind us, we can look back at 2020 with differing eyes as it fades across the horizon of life’s experiences, slowly slipping out of view but its experiences challenges and memories we take with us.

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Freedom of speech vs hate speech

Dear Editor, The Cook Islands Opposition Democratic Party is calling on the Prime Minister to confirm George Pitt, whose abrasive, unsubstantiated style of writing attacks Cook Islanders from all walks of life, is being paid out of the public purse.

Letters to the Editor


LETTER: FinSec takes on columnist over SMART Economy Initiative

"I would expect you as Editor to hold your columnist accountable to your newspaper’s Journalism Charter, published in July 2019."

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OPINION: ‘Without integrity and honour, having everything means nothing’

When the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC), a powerful government entity breaks its own laws, this must be brought to the attention of the public, writes Tupou Faireka, Co-president of Democratic Party.

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LETTER: Nom de plume policy change

Letter writer commends decision by CI News editor to permit non de plume letters.

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Celebrating bond between Australia and Cook Islands

This Australia Day, as Australian High Commissioner to Cook Islands Dr Chris Watkins gathers with ‘Cozzies’ for a sausage at Vaiana’s, and to sing the national anthem’s new words, he will be celebrating the mateship between Australia and the Cook Islands.

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OPINION: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know

Is government’s financial assistance and funding going to the right people? Ruta Tangiiau Mave writes.

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LETTER: Aboriginals don't mark January 26

"The arrival of large numbers of people from Britain started a catastrophic change for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations that had lived on the land for over 60,000 years; the oldest living culture on planet Earth. "

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"It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day"

Local letter writer welcomes the inauguration of Joe Biden as US President.

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OPINION: ‘Women are like butterflies … they can fly through a hurricane’

We’re in tough times, but we’re in the best of places. The irony is, now’s not the time to be ‘positive’, because you must test ‘negative’ to travel and survive, writes Ruta Mave.

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Quarantine free travel into NZ welcomed

"The news that entry into NZ from Raro no longer requires quarantine has come just at the right time."

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‘Our reliance on New Zealand’

It is a watershed moment for both New Zealand and the Cook Islands that one-way quarantine free travel will begin, writes Thomas Wynne.

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Uprooting and destruction of toa trees

"The uprooting and destruction of the toa trees on Monday and Tuesday will indeed go down as dark days in the history of Rangiatea."

Letters to the Editor


Environmental photography project captures Aitutaki

Over the course of three days in Aitutaki, Te Ipukarea Society carried out an environmental photography project with 16 members of “Aitutaki Youth With a Vision”. By Te Ipukarea Society intern, Jade Tierney

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Prayer warriors take spiritual warfare walks

Letter writer Bishop Tutai Pere offers thanks to those who participated in the recent 'Spiritual Warfare' walks for drought-stricken Penrhyn island and for the rehabilitation of Muri lagoon.

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Letter writer takes issue with columnist over critique of Trump presidency

"The fact that President Trump has been banned on many Social Media Platforms speak volumes," a resident writes in response to a CI News opinion column by Ruta Mave.

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The state of Cook Islands democracy

"It seems it takes an American insurrection for us to focus on the state of our Cook Islands democracy."

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OPINION: The power of words

Individuals must take responsibility for the words they choose to use, because seditious words turn to violent actions. By Ruta Tangiiau Mave.

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