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LETTER TO EDITOR: Homosexual Law reform remains in limbo

‘Science shows us that people are born LGBTQ+’

Letters to the Editor

‘Vicious and uncivilised’ marijuana laws

Dear Editor, 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”.

OPINION: Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful

Looking forward to 2021, the Cook Islands could be so much more than we are, because we are smarter than we give ourselves or are given credit for, Ruta Tangiiau Mave writes.


OPINION: Adapting to a changing world

Cook Islanders are survivors and the innate ability to adapt to any situation, is what will get us through, writes Thomas Wynne.


OPINION: Bristling with hope for a healthier lagoon

Rarotonga experienced several hot, still days as 2020 came to a close, affecting the water quality of Muri lagoon. Te Ipukarea Society says we need to investigate if there are linkages to climate change or human development.


LETTER: It's God with a capital 'G'

"I find this as a belittlement and degrading, the name of Almighty God," letter writer says in response to column.

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OPINION: Trust in God but lock your car

The suffering of innocent people is sometimes seen as a necessity so we can understand our own weaknesses and dependence on god, writes Ruta Mave.


OPINION: From the crib to the cross

Jesus understood that leadership was not a position or a title, that in fact it was an action and an example, writes Thomas Wynne


OPINION: Pollution Battle - Plastic 1 Turtles 0

The sad discovery of the washed up dead green turtle is a timely reminder of how we can better manage our waste over the festive period. By Te Ipukarea Society.


LETTER: High lending interest rates

"The only meaningful reduction in lending interest rates has come about from our own Government’s contribution towards reducing these lending rate charges ... the banks themselves have done nothing to help."

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OPINION: The magic of Christmas is everywhere

If you look you will find there is Christmas magic in everything, writes Ruta Tangiiau Mave.


OPINION: The season of change is coming

We should be concerned with the sound of good capable people resigning and leaving our shores not to return, and of the call for us all to tighten our belts, while the few fill their bellies, writes Thomas Wynne.


OPINION: Deep Conversations on seabed mining in the Cook Islands

A strong turnout and the varied discussion points at screening of Deep Conversations documentary were evidence that our people want more information on all aspect of deep-sea mining, writes Te Ipukarea Society


Cook Islands play crucial role in the region’s stand against nuclear weapons

Pacific island nations meet in a bid to elevate anti-nuclear advocacy through the Treaty of Rarotonga.


OPINION: 'No reward other than a grateful society'

Lawyers are citizens and they have duties to uphold the rule of law and, by implication, speak out. As do lawyers here who are members of the Cook Islands Law Society. By John M Scott.


Australia partners with the region to tackle climate change

The year 2020 has tested all of our resolve to tackle global challenges but we can’t afford to allow Covid-19 to disrupt global climate action, writes Dr Chris Watkins, Australian High Commissioner to Cook Islands.


LETTERS: Land issues in Muri

Readers discuss land issues on the motu Koromiri in Muri.

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OPINION: Push for chlorine ‘smells dodgy’

This motion of chlorination has been ‘dropped in our lap’ without warning and we’re told to accept it, writes Ruta Tangiau Mave.


THOMAS WYNNE: Walking in the shoes of others

We should never let oppressive attitudes, especially by some of those in authority, spoil the kindness and generosity within us.


Dreaming of a ‘green’ Christmas

We are sure many of you are rattling your brains trying to think of good Kirītimiti gift ideas for your loved ones. Well, let us help you with some ‘Go Local’ ideas that will reduce the amount of waste generated over the silly season.


LETTERS: Demos festive celebration on Koromiri queried

Organised by Ngatangiia member Tama Tuavera, and Sel Napa, the Democratic Party advertised they’re holding a seasonal party event on Saturday, December 12 on Koromiri Island.

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: ‘Double standards’ on travel bubble

The New Zealand government gave 88 members of an international film crew (border) exemption to travel to New Zealand to shoot the Netflix show Cowboy Bebop, this total included 17 dependents.

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