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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.