Opinion

Opinion

Fairness vs. inclusion: Finding balance in rules for transgender athletes

The drugs for transgender females suppress testosterone but does not result in more feminine features, like higher voice pitch, more body fat to muscle ratio, whereas a transgender male taking testosterone will have a lower voice, more facial body hair, more musculature.

Opinion

Culture without language – a seed planted in shallow earth

New Zealand-born Cook Islander Brandon Mataio Jammae Ulfsby shares his journey of relearning o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani as the annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week started yesterday in NZ.

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Rarotonga Sailing Club to host barbecue bash

A barbecue pitmasters competition is set to raise money for the Rarotonga Sailing Club and celebrate barbecuing.

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OPINION: The Five Freedoms - addressing animal welfare

The ‘Five Freedoms’ have formed the basis for animal welfare standards the world over since the 1960s. So what are the ‘Five Freedoms’? And how can they help us to have a positive impact on the animals in our care? Dr Ellen McBryde explains.

Editorials


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RUTA MAVE: Monkey see, monkey do

The more we plead poverty the more we sit with our hands in our laps looking mournful like a Labrador dog, the more we lose our self-drive, pride, mana and self-identity.

Opinion


Connecting with our culture

It’s hard to describe in words but yesterday’s investiture of Ngamaru Tupuna Ariki on Enuamanu signifies a time of transition, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

Editorials


OPINION: Deep sea mining discussions – what’s the rush?

There appears to be strong community support for building the capacity of locals to better prepare them to make decisions regarding deep sea mining, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

Editorials


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Letters to the Editor


LETTER: Albizia versus native forest

Dear Editor, Re: Letter to the Editor (July 15) stating that Albizia has replaced acres and acres of native forest. It went on to suggest that eventually the only native trees on Rarotonga will be those in our backyards.

Letters to the Editor


LETTERS: Where are the alarm bells?

Letters for July 15, 2021

Letters to the Editor


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Letters to the Editor


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Building and maintaining legacy for all Cook Islanders

We are the only country in the Pacific that reveres our culture so strongly that we established a standalone ministry dedicated to the nurturing and preservation of our culture – our peu Maori, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.

Editorials


OPINION: Polygamy versus equal rights

When a woman finds a man, who will look after her, a man who will romance her, a man who will believe in her, a man who will adore her, it’s important to make sure these four men don’t meet each other.

Editorials

LETTER: Kopu Ariki o Tararo i Mauke

Letters for July 12, 2021

Letters to the Editor


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