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.

Letters to the Editor

OPINION: Comprehending the feelings of ‘empty nesters’

My son lives full time with me, as a solo parent and provider, it has made us a tighter unit. He’s more like my roomie, companion, writes Ruta Mave.

Editorials


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Progress, not perfection, for Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is just around the corner and honestly it could not come any sooner, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

Editorials


OPINION: The power of Parliament

When a Parliament sits at the convenience of its Government, or the Opposition spends its question time praising the government, or when Members of the Parliament can hold a full-time job and also collect a Parliamentary salary, or when success is measured by the announcement that they can now wear pareu on a Friday and a flower in their hair, what does that say about us who elect them, let alone the health of our 56 year old democracy? By Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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Kata


Taau Taku Tita – Our rubbish is our responsibility

This coming Saturday, Rarotonga will once again be buzzing with people collecting rubbish off our beaches, streams and motu for the Annual World Oceans Day clean up.

Opinion


LETTER: Say ‘no’ to water charges Bill

Dear Editor, Our Members of the Parliament must not enact water charges. They must say ‘no’ to the To Tatou Vai bill.

Letters to the Editor


Kata


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OPINION: Violence against women in Pacific politics

As with their sisters around the world, many women in the Pacific are victims of violence. While much of this violence occurs within the family, a sociocultural environment accustomed to violence against women has repercussions for women’s participation in public life. By Ancuta Hansen.

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Kata


LETTER: Defending clients against sexual offences

"Trials are robust affairs where the truth is the ultimate price," writes defence laywer Norman George, in response to criticism of the justice system's handling of alleged sexual offences by a CI News columnist.

Letters to the Editor


OPINION: Diversification of the economy ‘is a long-term goal’, PM says

With Air New Zealand operating six flights a week as of this weekend and up to 11 flights a week currently scheduled as of July, our tourist numbers will only grow, bringing in much-needed dollars to stimulate our national economy for the benefit of all our people, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.

Editorials


OPINION: Families need to speak up to protect their children

Too many times our women have taken the stand to file charges only to be ridiculed by the defense lawyer. They are the man’s man if you want to get out of sexual charges, with their main cry of “What was she wearing? She was asking for it”, writes Ruta Mave.

Editorials


Kata


LETTER: It’s all about the almighty dollar

"What ever happened to the discussion over the past year about the diversification of the economy, and the proposed lessening of our reliance on tourism?"

Letters to the Editor


Karika Palace hosts Te Ipukarea Society’s 25th birthday celebrations

Last Wednesday night was the 25th birthday celebration and 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) and it was celebrated in style at the beautiful Karika Palace, Ngarurutu.

Editorials


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