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OPINION: Opposition wants Parliament sitting days to increase to 60

Taxpayers of this country who pay the salaries of all MPs should feel outraged about government’s failure to deliver a reasonable number of sitting/working days in Parliament, writes Opposition leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

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Anonymous criticism by Te Ipukarea Society ‘misguided’

I would like to comment on the various Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) criticisms (Cook Islands News, February 20) of my article about the possible impacts of seabed mining on nodule-associated benthic megafauna (Cook Islands News, February 11), writes Gerald McCormack of Natural Heritage Trust.

Churches have major role to play in the running of our country

A late amendment to the Cook Islands Constitution was added in 1997.

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More to celebrations than meets the eye

Now that Te Maeva Nui and Constitution Day are done and dusted, we all can move on. Move on to what though, some of you may ask? Some may be lucky to assume or stumble into great wealth and fortune.

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Political reform – or 'deform?'

Most of the commentaries I hear on the subject of political reform should correctly be called ‘political deform’.

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Smoke Signals

Bluesky, now it’s time to talk Come on ‘Blueskam’, when are you going to fess up to ripping us off with unexplained excess data charges?

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Ui Ariki response 'like air-freshener'

Norman is back! After a short break political veteran and lawyer Norman George continues his weekly column in CI News with a look at Prime Minister Henry Puna’s recent challenge to the Ui Ariki. Future columns will be published as usual on Wednesday.

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'Tau affair' raises cultural questions

Columnist Derek Fox discusses an incident where in NZ, Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau was caught smuggling protected kereru or wood pigeons. Hunting kereru carries a penalty of up to $100,000 fine or up to six months in jail. There is also a rahui on hunting kereru across much of Northland.

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Jet blast blows egg on some faces

It seems that I am not the only one who believes in reverse psychology.

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The mother of all Cook Islands laws

Next to the Constitution, the Crimes Act 1969 is the mother of all our laws.

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Time to call general election

Let me put a question to CI News readers out there. Should Prime Minister Henry Puna dissolve Parliament and call a new general election?

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Old TVs a roadside problem

Dear Editor, On April 6, 2013 you published a story with the headline “Community urged to stop dumping”.

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