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Thriving in a man’s world

16 January 2021

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A tribute to Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

MUHAMMAD Ali was a great athlete, civil rights leader, linguist, showman, philanthropist, world citizen – and a man who left some memorable quotes:

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Family unity fulfills a divine convenant

I WALKED into the large carpeted meeting room of an apartment complex where our family reunion was being held. Gradually the room filled, with five generations of Kavelins, my dad’s relatives.

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Cook Islands devoid of critical thinking

Last week, a Tongan academic claimed that the Pacific is at a critical stage where there is a noticeable lack of “critical thinking.”

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Can't wait for 'Aoteoroazhou'

I would like to live long enough to see the day when people of Chinese or Asian descent are in the majority in New Zealand, and I would like Mike Hosking and the racist citizenary of New Plymouth to be around then too.

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The language of love important one to learn

Araura College Counsellor Thomas Wynne and I were recently talking about the needs of youth, and he shared some fascinating information. Thomas discovered what students at Araura are craving as ways to feel loved.

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Chance to appreciate the women in our lives

We set aside one day a year to celebrate mothers. My husband and I send roses to his mother, now nearly 90.

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Achievement list sadly short

Pretend to be a CIP Member of Parliament or a cabinet minister. Ask yourself this question, “What accomplishments have we achieved in two terms of governance?”

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Traditional leaders 'way out of line'

I may be treading on eggshells here.

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Our sacred trust to care for the islands

One way to think of the place where one lives is that it is a sacred trust.

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Tongareva gold rush an illusion

I have a confession to make.

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Mindfulness key to savouring life

Last night, instead of accompanying my husband Dan to the beach where he takes his nightly sunset photos, I opted to stay home and watch a video, one I had seen before.

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Obsolete offences a fascinating read

There are some quite interesting offences left over from old times whose useful purposes have long gone. I will highlight both useful and obsolete examples.

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How the criminal law system works

Our criminal law system works around the police who enforce the law.

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Outdates laws urgently need change

I will briefly highlight Cook Islands laws that are out of date, then recommend some changes.

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There surely is a state of flux in our political game

The Government has depressed CIP loyal supporters. It has also angered voters by its arrogance and “who cares” attitude.

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Time to reinvent our legal system

Due to the lack of progress in attending to the modernisation of our laws, the shadow of crisis is never far away. We are 40 years behind New Zealand with most of our laws.

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What policemen do when they retire

Judge Justice Dame Judith Potter returned to New Zealand last week.

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Easter a potent symbol of hope

Easter is coming, a holy season for many faiths.

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Election results and what they mean

I must take my hat off to the Prime Minister.

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Make sure you're playing the right game

What if you had a dream of being a great athlete – the strongest and fastest rugby player, the most successful netball player -- a true champion of the game?

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