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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.

Facing up to the inevitability of death

There is something that will happen to all of us, something we often don’t want to think or talk about until it’s too late.

Opinion

Public service captains have much to do

Finally, after months of waiting, the people to steer our public service through for the next three years have been announced.

Opinion

When history becomes flesh and blood

One of the benefits, or sometimes the curse, of having been around awhile is that often historical events are not just dry words on a page or grainy black and white pictures, but real life flesh and blood occasions because you were there.

Opinion


Te mana henua, land court and politics

What a blooming headache it has become, don’t you think?

Opinion


Rule of law versus the media

The Chief Justice is not “omniscient.”

Opinion

Parliament in ruins thanks to neglect...

The institution of Parliament is now in ruins, desecrated, vandalised and allowed to fall apart.

Opinion


Boxing, politics and gay rights

Tropical Chronicles – Wilkie Rasmussen I have heard of the sport of boxing being referred to as the “gentleman’s sport”.

Opinion


Auckland revisited – and that All Black list

It is often said that a week off The Rock makes a difference.

Opinion


Churches have major role to play in the running of our country

A late amendment to the Cook Islands Constitution was added in 1997.

Opinion


More to celebrations than meets the eye

Now that Te Maeva Nui and Constitution Day are done and dusted, we all can move on. Move on to what though, some of you may ask? Some may be lucky to assume or stumble into great wealth and fortune.

Opinion

Political reform – or 'deform?'

Most of the commentaries I hear on the subject of political reform should correctly be called ‘political deform’.

Opinion


Smoke Signals

Bluesky, now it’s time to talk Come on ‘Blueskam’, when are you going to fess up to ripping us off with unexplained excess data charges?

Opinion


Ui Ariki response 'like air-freshener'

Norman is back! After a short break political veteran and lawyer Norman George continues his weekly column in CI News with a look at Prime Minister Henry Puna’s recent challenge to the Ui Ariki. Future columns will be published as usual on Wednesday.

Opinion


'Tau affair' raises cultural questions

Columnist Derek Fox discusses an incident where in NZ, Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau was caught smuggling protected kereru or wood pigeons. Hunting kereru carries a penalty of up to $100,000 fine or up to six months in jail. There is also a rahui on hunting kereru across much of Northland.

Opinion


Jet blast blows egg on some faces

It seems that I am not the only one who believes in reverse psychology.

Opinion


The mother of all Cook Islands laws

Next to the Constitution, the Crimes Act 1969 is the mother of all our laws.

Opinion


Time to call general election

Let me put a question to CI News readers out there. Should Prime Minister Henry Puna dissolve Parliament and call a new general election?

Opinion


Old TVs a roadside problem

Dear Editor, On April 6, 2013 you published a story with the headline “Community urged to stop dumping”.

Opinion


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