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.
Te Are Manu, in conjunction with the Dog Registration and Animal Control Committee (DR-ACC), will be hosting a desexing Clinic in each puna. This is all part of a wider plan to manage the ‘dog problem’ in Rarotonga, through sustainable dog population control and management. Dr Ellen McBryde explains.
For yonks we have gone around in circles talking about diversifying our economy, lessening our reliance on tourism receipts, investing in agricultural enterprises, foreign investment and guess what, the clamour for change has fallen on deaf ears, writes Te Tuhi Kelly, Leader of the Progressive Party of the Cook Islands.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature congress have voted in overwhelming support of a moratorium on deep sea mining, with support from 93 per cent of governments and NGOs part of the international group. This sends a very strong message to world leaders of the global concern around the potential environmental impacts of deep sea mining, writes Te Ipukarea Society.
Nothing at the moment can be more emotionally charged than our personal decisions and feelings around Covid-19, vaccination, vax passports, and our faith and trust in government and institutions, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.