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.

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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.

OPINION: Religion and culture

We have things more to fear than Tangaroa and I would suggest that as Jesus said, the love of money is the core, the essence, and the root of evil – that is what we should be turning back from, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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T-shirt tote bags, Kata Kapu and Jar Undies in Plastic Free July

Already we are a third of the way into Plastic Free July and it is great to see so many activities happening around Rarotonga, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

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LETTERS: Ngamaru Ariki o Atiu

Letters for July 10, 2021

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PET TALK: Do your part, get your pet desexed

Rarotonga’s roaming dogs are much loved by visitors and locals alike, but in their current numbers they’re becoming a nuisance and a hazard. To tackle this problem, Dr Ellen McBryde says we need to take responsibility for our pets and have them de-sexed to help control the island’s out-of-control dog and cat population.

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Traditional leaders should lead by example

We look to our traditional leaders to behave with dignity fitting of their position and we expect them to always have the best interest of our people foremost, writes Opposition Democratic Party leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

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LETTERS: Put a leash on dog problem

Letters for July 6, 2021

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LETTERS: Rough ride for local taxis

Letters for July 5, 2021

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OPINION: Agriculture needs creative thinkers and action makers

Living in Rarotonga in year-round temperate climate, surrounded by fertile soil, and empty growing lands, it astounds me and tourists how often and how long we go without certain foods when we have so much abundance to produce at our fingertips, writes Ruta Mave.

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OPINION: Leading the way in vaccine rollout

As many of us Cook Islanders watch from a distance the vaccine roll out from Rarotonga to Akatokomanava to now Nukuroa, the mighty arrow, the work of the Ministry of Health must be applauded as they protect our very vulnerable population from this global pandemic, especially as more people look to visit or simply return home.

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LETTER: Blowing his own trumpet

Dear Editor, Usually, it’s someone else will say that you are good or have done something well. In this case, it’s the Prime Minister Mark Brown praising himself and government for the most expensive infrastructure project, (actual cost is unknown but this could be well over $95-100 million) and that’s the Te Mato Vai water project.

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OPINION: MPs suggestion to delay election poorly researched

During the recent sitting of Parliament, two MPs from both side of the house tried to push forward the argument that if Covid-19 continues to affect the country’s financial situation, the forthcoming general elections should be delayed. Te Tuhi Kelly, Leader of the Progressive Party, says those MP’s haven’t done their homework.

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