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Letters to the Editor

Public holiday proclamation: Questioning the authority

Dear Editor, With no disrespect for our late Sovereign, nor the King’s Representative, Sir Tom (Marsters), I have to question the putative authority being employed to give an aura of legitimacy to the Crown’s unilateral proclamation that Friday 30 September 2022 is a Public Holiday but more particularly, from an employer’s perspective, the urgent need to be reliably informed in view of the announcement that s. 38 of the Employment Relations Act 2012 applies along with all the responsibilities and commitments that entails.

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LETTERS: Promise of major tax relief

Dear Editor, of course, this would be an advantage to our working families living in te Pa Enua where the cost of living is much, much higher than that of us living here on mainland Rarotonga (Opposition parties call CIP promise ‘desperate attempt’, July 28).

Opinion


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OPINION: 'Land issues'

This land is your land this land is my land from the deep blue ocean to the high green mountains, from the taro swamp lands to the outer islands, this land was made for you and me.

Editorials


OPINION: The greenwashing of deep sea mining

The opinion piece in last Saturday’s paper by Mike Tavioni raises a number of important issues for the 2022 election, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

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OPINION: The science of how power corrupts

"This column is part of a few which I have entitled " Oversimplifications". The reason for this is that almost every subject, and indeed everything that I write, almost always merits something significantly longer, if not a book, to explain the complexity and nuances, analyse the pros, cons, and counter arguments... most of which I have considered, having dwelled on many of these issues for years. However, if I did include all of these thoughts, 1) I'd never finish any of these and; 2) there's not enough room in the paper. So remember, below is an oversimplification of a slightly more complex ideas and thoughts."

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LETTERS: Anti-Corruption Committee ‘has been active’

Dear Editor, on behalf of the Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC), I wish to offer the following comments regarding matters raised in Mr Scott’s columns last Friday and Saturday, ‘Democracy is under threat’ (22-23 July 2022).

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LETTERS: ‘We are here to serve’

Dear Editor, I write with respect to the recent comments about the timing of the launch of the MFEM (Ministry of Finance and Economic Management) Strategic Plan and conducting of Government business by the public sector.

Editorials


OPINION: What should be our main priority in the next four years and beyond?

"This column is part of a few which I have entitled " Oversimplifications". The reason for this is that almost every subject, and indeed everything that I write, almost always merits something significantly longer, if not a book, to explain the complexity and nuances, analyse the pros, cons, and counter arguments... most of which I have considered, having dwelled on many of these issues for years. However, if I did include all of these thoughts, 1) I'd never finish any of these and; 2) there's not enough room in the paper. So remember, below is an oversimplification of a slightly more complex ideas and thoughts."

Editorials


LETTERS: 'Where are our dancing teams?'

Dear Editor, at the opening of the BTIB Trade Days Expo at the Punanga Nui yesterday (Wednesday 27 July), marking the beginning of what should be Te Maeva Nui and Constitution week, it was disappointing not to see a Cook Islands dance team entertaining the crowds.

Editorials


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LETTERS: Reducing use of plastic bags

Dear Editor, as a business owner and regular visitor to Rarotonga it is wonderful to have the freedom to come and go again and to welcome our visitors back.

Opinion


LETTERS: Support for cannabis referendum

Dear Editor, in Monday’s edition of the Cook Islands News (18-7-22), Teariki Heather, the leader of the United Party, put out a lot of misleading and misinformed comments regarding the upcoming referendum on medicinal cannabis.

Editorials


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OPINION: The smile behind the mask

It has been over a week of conferences and seminars here in Eugene, Oregon, United States during the World Athletics Championships.

Opinion


LETTERS: ‘Broken promises and new promises’

Dear Editor, the PM’s campaign whirlwind trip to Mitiaro on Thursday 21st July was headlined with major issues covering Covid-19, tourism, telecommunications and seabed mining.

Editorials


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