The transparent and accountable process which the late prime minister and minister of Police Jim Marurai insisted be used to select a new Police Commissioner should set an example for the government, writes Opposition MP William Heather.
"Although we have no virus in Rarotonga, this easy access to New Zealand has been cut off for the last seven months unless we submit to the same quarantine that applies to people coming from countries such as India and Russia where the virus is rampant. "
I would like to congratulate George George for taking on the challenge in promoting men’s health issues and speaking publicly about something that is very real and all men should take notice. I understand he and others tried a couple of years ago to get this off the ground, but it’s been like, ‘oh I’m […]
"Globally, people of all walks of life are being accepted as integral members of society. In the Cook Islands we protect and promote criminals and those wanted by NZ police into Parliament over an honest, God loving, LBGT." writes columnist Ruta Tangiiau Mavé.
The majority of people who are returning back to the Cooks are returning residents and they are coming via Auckland airport; we currently have no cases in Auckland. Rather than bagging people or arguing on Facebook because that’s clearly not going to solve this decision and trying to execute the PM and his Cabinet, why […]
"When executive government flaunts existing regulations; NES and the Ombudsman are unable to execute their duties; and public petitions are routinely derailed, we don’t need new laws. We need law enforcement."
Thanks to Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) for the background information and for outlining how a moratorium would allow time for us to achieve many other goals like establishing Marae Moana zones and aligning with the UN’s strategy. Serious question though, other than supporting other NGO’s who call for the same thing, what actual steps would […]
There is nothing short-term about the wealth we have sitting at the bottom of our ocean – 5kms deep. Billions of tons of God’s blessings sitting there, more than enough to provide for many generations of our people. Look at places like Norway, great example of how they have harnessed their natural resources, harvested responsibly […]
I’m a Cook Islander and also a naturalized US Citizen and I voted in the US election. I can’t wait until this is over. America is so divided right now. It definitely affects us in Hawaii because we are one of the 50 States in the Union. Hawaii has been a Blue State (Democrat) for […]