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27 January 2022

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26 January 2022

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25 January 2022

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24 January 2022

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21 January 2022

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21 January 2022

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17 January 2022

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12 January 2022

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The story of Tapuaetai

7 January 2022

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Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: ‘No place like home’

Dear Editor, Significant numbers left in the 70s with the opening of the international airport and another mass exodus in 1996 during the reform (Pa Enua population on the decline, January 26).

Sunday flights referendum:

Wilkie Rasmussen – Cook Isands News columnist A necessary abuse of democracy Banning Sunday flights has been on the calling cards of some Aitutaki people.

Opinion

Mollycoddling of children

I was reading an article recently regarding how we are not bringing up our children to have ‘resilience’. It reminded me of a number of references I have made on how parents in the Cook Islands are raising their children. One of those articles dealt with child abuse and the risk that this poses for us going forward.

Opinion

Why has the law changed in respect of occupation rights?

The concept of occupation rights (simply a right to occupy a designated area of a block of land) was first introduced in the Cook Islands when the Land Court, just after the turn of the 20th century, established the “house sites” that line both sides of the main road in Avarua and in Arorangi.

Opinion

Memories of a favourite teacher

Do you remember your favorite teacher?

Opinion

Truthfulness the essential virtue

The virtue of Truthfulness is upheld in all sacred scriptures as an essential virtue. Telling the truth means that we keep our word.

Opinion


Cook Islanders unwanted as solicitor general?

There was a fierce global debate some years ago at Universities, in particular in Commonwealth countries and the United States. It was whether to practise “preferential treatment” for people with different ethnic backgrounds from say “pakeha” in New Zealand.

Opinion


New year chance 'to make all things new'

I love new beginnings - a new year, the first day of school, a birthday. It is a chance to start over, “to make all things new.” (Revelations 21:5)

Opinion

Parliament now a social event notice board

Parliament sat and rose after two measly days of sitting. It would be fair to say, it was simply a waste of time.

Opinion


Critics, time to eat your hearts out!

Friday, December 18, marks the crowning event in a story of unflinching determination, commitment and daring, to open what could be the largest building in the Cook Islands, Te Patupaepae o Enuamanu, Enuamanu III.

Opinion


'Santa from Hell' faces day of reckoning

We Cook Islanders like to be renowned for our kindness, God-fearing Christian saintliness and for being civil to one another.

Opinion


Family Law Bill could do with additions

I do not expect the important Family Law Bill to be put before Parliament for the two-day maximum priority Christmas party sitting of Parliament next week.

Opinion


Same-sex debate galvanises opinions

I want to expand on a topic which I touched on briefly previously.

Opinion

Homecoming on my mind.

Dan and I are beyond ready to complete our long trip away and come home to Paradise.

Opinion

Budget grab could be disaster too

By Norman George, lawyer

Opinion

Caring for our elders vitally important

While we are traveling outside the Cook Islands, I rely on friends emailing or messaging me with news from home.

Opinion

Civil defence failure is shameful

By Norman George, Lawyer “Rarotonga, we have a problem.” A spate of recent drownings and what appears to be the systematic failure of the police and other emergency services to react on time is catastrophic, shameful and inexcusable.

Opinion

A weekend to remember

Norman George - laywer Sometimes it is glorious to be away and isolated- protected by the Pacific Ocean. Events this last weekend around the world is a mixture of horror and glory.

Opinion

Avatiu MP faces difficult decisions

A week can be a long time in politics.

Opinion

One law for all Cook Islanders

Unless I am wrong, and someone should correct me if I am, traffic accidents fall under the category of “strict liability” offences.

Opinion


The Cook Islands Act 1915 – still strong after 100 years

2015 has been a year of milestones, the most notable of them being the 50th anniversary of the beginning of self-rule in the Cook Islands in free association with New Zealand. Last Sunday marked another important event in the history of this nation: 100 years since the passage of the Cook Islands Act 1915. With land occupation right issues having been in the headlines recently, Lawyer Brian Mason details how the Act came about.

Opinion


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