Opinion

Opinion: Art for art’s sake

"Sitting watching Tereora school prize giving, is a far cry from the formal staid prizegiving I attended in Auckland last year for my daughter," writes Ruta Tangiiau Mavé.

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Letter: ‘Set the record straight’

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.

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Tanga’eo takes the manu crown in Te Ipukarea Society's Bird of the Year competition

These past two weeks has had everyone in a flap, as Cook Islanders flocked to the online polls to vote for our first ever Bird of the Year Cook Islands competition. Kate McKessar explains.

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OPINION: The health vs wealth trade-off

As a potential travel bubble is in the works, Thomas Tarurongo Wynne examines the benefits and consequences of opening the border to tourists.

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Letter: Book your NZ quarantine now

"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. "

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Letter: Commitment to the cause of men's health

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 […]

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Letters: Challenges of a travel bubble

Readers weigh in on the potential for a travel bubble between Cook Islands and New Zealand, as well as the recent US election.

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Letter: ‘All I want for Christmas’

"My beef is that the Cook Islands are Covid free, no reported cases, ever, period, but New Zealand will not label us as a “low risk” country."

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Building a legacy - developing a sustainable development agenda

The Cook Islands National Sustainable Development Agenda 2020+ will be ready for endorsement by April next year.

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Opinion: Changing with the times

"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.

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Letter: Play your part in Covid battle

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 […]

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Recovery of the Kakerori - rare bird overcomes threat of extinction

The Kakerori Recovery Programme is an example of good conservation leadership, says local NGO Te Ipukarea Society.

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The fruit of our lives

The scriptures that lead our lives are clear: a person’s life is known by its fruit, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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Letter: Water project points to need for enforcement of environment laws

"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."

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Letter: Identifying the impacts of seabed mining

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 […]

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Letter: Billions of tons of ‘God’s blessings’

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 […]

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Letter: US Election results affect the whole world

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 […]

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Ruta Tangiiau Mave: More than just ‘trick or treat’

OPINION: It interests me, why people view the moon negatively, when we use it so often for tides, fishing and planting.

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Te Tuhi Kelly: The making of an ‘ideal politician’

OPINION: It is a lack of education and self-interest that is getting our politicians up kaka creek without a paddle, writes Te Tuhi Kelly, the founder of Progressive Party of the Cook Island.

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