As we head into Xmas and the New Year, thousands of Cook Islanders in the tourism industry will be looking forward with little confidence or hope that their lives will be better in 2022, writes Tata Crocombe.
As we head into Movember and shine a light on men’s health, in particular mental health, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to look into the effects our pets have on our overall health and well-being.
What’s clear globally is that we will never eliminate Covid-19, instead we must learn ways to manage it, reduce its harm, and to protect our people as much as we prepare our people for living with it, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.
To date, the Marumaru Atua has visited Atiu, Mitiaro and Mauke as part of the southern group leg of the Tāua e Moana voyage. At the time of writing we are set to arrive in Mangaia on Saturday 25, the last island of the southern group islands to visit. By Te Ipukarea Society.
When people are asked to wear a mask while shopping to reduce the risk of infecting other people with a potentially deadly virus, they complain about having their personal rights and liberties taken away.
The recent IUCN call for a moratorium on seabed minerals activities (SBM) highlights the shared concerns of the Government and civil society organisations such as IUCN and Te Ipukarea Society:
Be it Covid-19 or the need to vaccinate, or the exploration of our seabed and the minerals on its floor as announced by the government this week – it’s not a question of good science or quality research, this is instead a question of trust.