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OPINION: We are living in the ‘next normal’

It’s hard for this current generation to believe that there was a time in the world when you hopped on a plane and they asked you whether you wanted to sit in the smoking section or the non-smoking section, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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OPINION: Work with TIS ignited a passion to protect environment

Former Te Ipukarea Society staff member, Liam Kokaua, shares his experience working for the Society, and his current work in Aotearoa

OPINION: Listen twice as much as you need to speak

Perspective is shaped not only by what you see but also by where you are looking from, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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LETTER: Levy removal killing local eggs

"... on the fictitious grounds that consumers wanted a choice, cheaper prices, and that excessive profits were being made, Government, in 2014 decided to hammer the final nail in the coffin and abandon the protection that had been in place for the previous 29 years."

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Our soaring spirit of service in Covid times

It’s often the little things that can have the most meaningful impact – stopping in to check on your elderly neighbour, dropping off some fruit for your child’s teammates at sports practice, or making up the difference when the person in front of you at the supermarket is short of change, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.

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RUTA MAVE: Giving ourselves a hand up

There is a new sheriff in town. Carl Hunter, as the new Public Service Commissioner, has brought to light two cases of interest that previously may have been swept under the carpet. What will it mean for the Government if ministers and heads of ministry are made accountable?

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Thomas Tarurongo Wynne: Covid shines a light beneath the surface

Depopulation, addressing the poor lowly minimum wage, or the dependency on a single tourism income stream as a source of national income, are not new issues, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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A wealth of experience and more exciting challenges ahead

Te Ipukarea Society has recently welcomed a new project officer to help with their environmental campaigns. Here Terena Koteka-Wiki tells a little about herself, and the journey that led her to where she is today.

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LETTERS: Prison release issue ‘politicised’

"The ongoing debate over this matter has been hurtful to all families and makes it difficult for them to move on..."

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OPINION: Is there a plan to deal with Covid-19?

There is a much greater risk than Covid-19 entering the Cook Islands if a travel bubble does not start soon, writes Dr John Dunn.

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PET TALK: An itch to scratch

Has your pet got an itch to scratch? Dr Ellen McBryde, the lead veterinarian at Te Are Manu Charity Vet Clinic, has the answers to your problem.

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LETTER: Government defends water treatment process

"The purpose of PACl is to remove dirt and harmful viruses and bacteria from the water. Diversion will help collect clearer water, however it doesn’t address the need to remove all viruses and bacteria..."

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OPINION: Demos keeping it slow and steady on seabed mining

"Keeping our position fluid certainly does not translate to a full-blown agreement with how the government is proceeding with its seabed mining exploration and potential mining," writes Democratic Party Opposition Leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

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OPINION: ‘Any day above ground is a good one’

They say time waits for no man, but it stands still for a woman of 40. By Ruta Mave.

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