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Thriving in a man’s world

16 January 2021

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Recovery of the Kakerori - rare bird overcomes threat of extinction

The Kakerori Recovery Programme is an example of good conservation leadership, says local NGO Te Ipukarea Society.

Editorials


The fruit of our lives

The scriptures that lead our lives are clear: a person’s life is known by its fruit, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

Editorials


Letter: Water project points to need for enforcement of environment laws

"When executive government flaunts existing regulations; NES and the Ombudsman are unable to execute their duties; and public petitions are routinely derailed, we don’t need new laws. We need law enforcement."

Letters to the Editor


Letter: Identifying the impacts of seabed mining

Thanks to Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) for the background information and for outlining how a moratorium would allow time for us to achieve many other goals like establishing Marae Moana zones and aligning with the UN’s strategy. Serious question though, other than supporting other NGO’s who call for the same thing, what actual steps would […]

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Letter: Billions of tons of ‘God’s blessings’

There is nothing short-term about the wealth we have sitting at the bottom of our ocean – 5kms deep. Billions of tons of God’s blessings sitting there, more than enough to provide for many generations of our people. Look at places like Norway, great example of how they have harnessed their natural resources, harvested responsibly […]

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Letter: US Election results affect the whole world

I’m a Cook Islander and also a naturalized US Citizen and I voted in the US election. I can’t wait until this is over. America is so divided right now. It definitely affects us in Hawaii because we are one of the 50 States in the Union. Hawaii has been a Blue State (Democrat) for […]

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Ruta Tangiiau Mave: More than just ‘trick or treat’

OPINION: It interests me, why people view the moon negatively, when we use it so often for tides, fishing and planting.

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Kata


Te Tuhi Kelly: The making of an ‘ideal politician’

OPINION: It is a lack of education and self-interest that is getting our politicians up kaka creek without a paddle, writes Te Tuhi Kelly, the founder of Progressive Party of the Cook Island.

Editorials

Dr Collin Tukuitonga: NZ-Pacific bubble is the priority

OPINION: Much has been made of the desirability of a ‘trans-Tasman’ bubble with quarantine-free air travel as a priority. There are compelling reasons for this idea and it is politically difficult to ignore.

Opinion


Derek Fox: Never mind takeaways, I just want a haircut

OPINION: There will be stories told about the time of ‘the coronavirus’ for decades to come; just as there were about the flu pandemic which spread around the world in 1918-19, infecting an estimated 500 million people – a third of the world population at the time.

Opinion


Norman George: There is honour among thieves

OPINION: The most dishonourable thing that can happen in the underworld of mobsters and gangsters is betrayal, writes Norman George.

Opinion


Ruta Tangiiau Mavé: Meitaki ma`ata to all our volunteers

OPINION: If you want a lot done for nothing you need a volunteer, writes Ruta Tangiiau Mavé.

Opinion


Derek Fox: From where I'm sitting, Rarotonga is a very long way away

OPINION: Covid-19 is hitting older people hardest. My friends, my relatives, even I may not survive this pandemic, writes Derek Fox.

Opinion


Jaewynn McKay: Social distancing might have saved many from past pandemics

I don’t know for sure, but I would almost bet a dollar, that it’s almost impossible – anywhere in the world – to get through the day without hearing, reading or seeing something about Covid-19, the coronavirus that is sweeping the world.

Opinion


Ruth Mave: Look out for the young ones

A village raises a child, because parents can’t be everywhere, but where is the village when we need them most?

Opinion


Thomas Tarurongo Wynne: 1000 reasons to pay teachers more

OPINION: MPs deserve their pay rise – and by the same measure, so do the teachers who hold our future in their hands.

Opinion


Alex Herman: Seabed minerals: This is a long game – we have do to it right

OPINION: Deep-sea minerals aren’t all the same, and the tools used to harvest them are very different from one corner of the ocean to another. In Cook Islands, the focus is on environmental and economic sustainability – and that sets it apart from more harmful seabed mining practices, contends new Seabed Minerals Commissioner Alex Herman.

Opinion


Thomas Tarurongo Wynne: Sons for the return home

OPINION: Study at home incentives and student loans are a step in the right direction to bring our young people back to fulfil the dream of a Cook Islands filled with our people, their talent and skills.

Opinion


Thomas Tarurongo Wynne: Harder, better, faster, stronger

OPINION: From environmental awards to internet speeds, with so much that is fake in the world today, we must take responsibility for ensuring our perceptions reflect reality.

Opinion


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