Did you know that under the Ministry of Health Act 2013 that marijuana fits the description of a medicine? In the Act it reads in part that, “Medicine means any substance whether of animal, plant or synthetic origin which is used internally or externally for alleviating disease”.
This Australia Day, as Australian High Commissioner to Cook Islands Dr Chris Watkins gathers with ‘Cozzies’ for a sausage at Vaiana’s, and to sing the national anthem’s new words, he will be celebrating the mateship between Australia and the Cook Islands.
"The arrival of large numbers of people from Britain started a catastrophic change for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations that had lived on the land for over 60,000 years; the oldest living culture on planet Earth. "
Over the course of three days in Aitutaki, Te Ipukarea Society carried out an environmental photography project with 16 members of “Aitutaki Youth With a Vision”. By Te Ipukarea Society intern, Jade Tierney
Public scrutiny of public decisions that involve the public’s wellbeing and are paid for by the public purse should be welcomed and not defended as if the scrutiny of this decision was a personal attack, Thomas Wynne writes.