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.

Opinion

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.

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Letters to the Editor


OPINION: Honouring the landowners for their support

The completion of the Rarotonga water project is a huge achievement and is a developmental landmark for our country as it will have significant national health, economic and environmental benefits, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.

Editorials


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OPINION: Ditching colonial suit and tie for island wear

If MPs are going to make decisions and choosing to forego uniform for whatever reason, why are they not like school children donating money for the privilege of relaxed uniform rules, writes Ruta Mave.

Editorials


LETTER: Thermal imaging to detect drugs?

Letters for June 28, 2021

Letters to the Editor


OPINION: We’re worrying about dogs, trees and pareu wear?

In a time when the world is fighting a global pandemic, the real world dilemma questions in Raro are cutting down trees, and too many dogs, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

Editorials


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LETTER: Here to serve us, not you

Letters for June 26, 2021

Letters to the Editor


Ocean health is our ocean wealth

On Saturday some members of the Marumaru Atua crew and the Aitutaki Conservation Trust participated in a small beach clean up near the airport, to raise awareness on plastic pollution in our ocean, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

Editorials


Stop throwing ‘pot shots’

Dear Editor, Prime Minister Mark Brown’s comment in Parliament on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 needs clarification and correcting. Mark stated that the former Director of Audit (myself) left the Audit Office with six to seven years of audits in arrears.

Letters to the Editor


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LETTER: Water chemical permit ‘comes unstuck’

Dear Editor, Recently local media has been saturated with images of smiling locals unveiling commemorative plaques at the upgraded water intakes (Avatiu intake ‘has larger storage capacity’ – June 22).

Letters to the Editor


PET TALK: The science behind snoozing cats

I often feel jealous when I see a cat sleeping – why can’t I nap that often? Cats really are living their best lives, but why do they sleep so much? Dr Ellen McBryde explains.

Editorials


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Editorials


Relying on tourism alone is myopic and shortsighted, Demos say

When the government talks of a Budget of Revival what actually does it mean? By Leader of the Opposition Tina Pupuke Browne.

Editorials


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