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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.

OPINION: 'Issues for the 2022 General Election'

I wish to present my thoughts in regards to issues which I feel are important for those courageous people who have decided to be candidates in the coming General Election, writes world renowned artist and cultural icon Mike Tavioni BEM.

Editorials


OPINION: ‘Democracy is under threat': Part two

If a Government demonstrates so little respect for its duties under our foundation law, the Constitution, and can get away with it for want of being challenged, do your readers not think for one moment that therein is a temptation in itself to venture into other administrative areas, writes John Scott, former Clerk of Parliament.

Editorials


Studying the evolution of the red postman

Six invasive weeds that have serious negative impacts on agriculture and/or natural forest habitats in the Cook Islands have been identified as priority targets for biocontrol.

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OPINION: ‘Democracy is under threat’

In this two part column, I would like to put these questions to Government and request an immediate response, writes John Scott, former Clerk of Parliament.

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Kata


LETTERS: 'Protecting Cook Islands flag'

Dear Editor, the Russian boat wanting to have a Cook Islands flag to hide behind can join the other dubious boats the Maritime Cook Islands have supposedly done due diligence on.

Opinion


LETTERS: Permanent residency list

Dear Editor, can we find out who all the new PRs (permanent residencies) are, please?

Opinion


Kata


LETTERS: 'Good governance and justice'

Dear Editor, English historian Lord Sir John Acton in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton about how historians should judge the abuse of power by past rulers, is best remembered for the remark, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Opinion


Kata


On a mission in Mangaia: Desexing dogs, cats and a goat

Te Are Manu is the only vet clinic in the Cook Islands and we want to serve the community of the Cook Islands, not just Rarotonga. We hope to be able to visit as many of the Pa Enua as we are able at regular intervals, writes clinic’s medical director Dr Michael Baer.

Opinion


LETTERS: 'The future looks challenging'

Dear Editor, with the political campaigns gaining some momentum it is easy to see that the political parties are going all out to capture the hearts, minds and voting souls of the populace.

Opinion


Kata


Hard work is key to success

A strong work ethic involves upholding the values and goals of the company by performing your job to the best of your ability.

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LETTERS: ‘Scale down’ MPs salaries

Dear Editor, in most areas of employment around the world, including here in the Cook Islands, school leavers, and the young and inexperienced start at or near the bottom of the pay scale, and work their way up over time and accumulation of experience, thus justifying higher pay levels.

Opinion


OPINION: Decriminalise homosexuality – the most offensive and disturbing barrier to tourism

Cook Islands is noted internationally to have a poor human rights record.

Opinion


Kata


LETTERS: ‘Drop Covid-19 restrictions’

Dear Editor, in response to Prof Dunn’s letter, he acknowledges vaccination doesn’t prevent spread of virus, which is exactly why mandates and restrictions should be done away with, and in many countries, they are indeed being done away with.

Opinion


Kata


LETTERS: ‘Barking up the wrong tree’

Dear Editor, very lately and surprisingly our news media has been bombarded with a stronger and incorporate voice calling for a moratorium against any seabed mining.

Opinion


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