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21 September 2021

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LETTERS: Long-term solution for depopulation

Letters for Thursday September 23, 2021

House of Ariki ‘needs to get out of politics’

When the Arikis join the Are Ariki, they put their right hand on the Bible and through their Oath of Allegiance, they submit to the Queen of England and surrender all their rights, mana and ownership of lands and people to the Queen of England, and her successors and officers of the Crown, writes Uri Mataiapo Daniel Mataroa.

Opinion


LETTER: All roads lead to ‘Penrhyn’

Letters to the Editor August 6, 2021

Letters to the Editor


PET TALK: Something fishy

Fish poisoning is the most common cause of poisoning seen in dogs and cats here in Rarotonga. Fortunately, it can often be managed at home and is rarely fatal.

Opinion


Culture without language – a seed planted in shallow earth

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.

Opinion


Fairness vs. inclusion: Finding balance in rules for transgender athletes

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.

Opinion


LETTER: Dredging of Muri lagoon passage

Dear Editor It is important to set the record straight regarding Minister Mac Mokoroa’s statement (on Cook Islands News Facebook page) that dredging of “Muri Lagoon passage” wasn’t permitted to go ahead to allow for the 2008 Pacific Mini Games. The people of Ngatangiia should be congratulated for having the sense not to allow such an ill-conceived project to go ahead.

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Our people are our greatest resource

It saddens me that we are forced to look to foreign workers to fill our current labour shortage when maybe we could fill that with our own people, even if it were for three or six month contracts.

Opinion


WTF – Where's the Fish?

Everyone is wondering WTF? - Wheres the Fish? Anecdotally, across the Cook Islands people are talking about this big issues saying catches are low, even for this time of year, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

Opinion


Opinion


Letters to the Editor


LETTER: ‘The truth shall prevail’

Letters for Thursday July 29, 2021

Opinion

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LETTERS: Promoting political agendas?

Letters for July 27, 2021

Letters to the Editor


OPINION: Cook Islands benefitting from Covid-free status

Like me, you can’t have helped but notice that we are back in the visitor business again. No, we’re not back up to the sort of numbers we were getting pre-Covid, but they have been steadily growing, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.

Editorials


Cook Islands News is transitioning to a pay website

After over a year and a half of offering our readers free access, cookislandsnews.com is going back to a subscription-based website this week.

Editorials

OPINION: Fashion at the Olympic Games

In the Cook Islands before the missionaries came, we used local plants and rauti to cover our heads, necks, shoulders and hips. It was the missionaries who covered us from neck to toe with colonial clothes especially the muumuu, which was more like a nightdress formless and plain, writes Ruta Mave.

Editorials


LETTER: Thank you for your hospitality

Dear Editor, A big shout out to all the Rarotongans who have been working so hard to welcome visitors back to the islands. We could see the work that has been going on behind the scenes over the 14 months when the borders were closed. The island is looking so good with so much work […]

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