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Letters to the Editor

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”.

LETTERS: Families battle over land

Dear Editor, the families treat other family members like they are trying to steal the land when it’s your family right to have a share.

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LETTERS: ‘Increase the number of MPs’

Dear Editor, once upon a time, I sided with the majority of those who supported the 1998 Commission of Political Review’s recommendation that the number of MPs should be reduced in parliament.

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PET TALK: Registering your dog

Why does everything important require registration? Te Are Manu Vet Clinic medical director Dr Michael Baer explains.

Opinion


OPINION: Crunching the numbers of 2022 Cook Islands General Election

If a Party can command the Pa Enua seats, then they will become the next Government. This has been a constant for several elections, writes Te Tuhi Kelly, leader of the Progressive Party of the Cook Islands.

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LETTERS: Promise of major tax relief

Dear Editor, of course, this would be an advantage to our working families living in te Pa Enua where the cost of living is much, much higher than that of us living here on mainland Rarotonga (Opposition parties call CIP promise ‘desperate attempt’, July 28).

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OPINION: 'Land issues'

This land is your land this land is my land from the deep blue ocean to the high green mountains, from the taro swamp lands to the outer islands, this land was made for you and me.

Editorials


OPINION: The greenwashing of deep sea mining

The opinion piece in last Saturday’s paper by Mike Tavioni raises a number of important issues for the 2022 election, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

Editorials


OPINION: The science of how power corrupts

"This column is part of a few which I have entitled " Oversimplifications". The reason for this is that almost every subject, and indeed everything that I write, almost always merits something significantly longer, if not a book, to explain the complexity and nuances, analyse the pros, cons, and counter arguments... most of which I have considered, having dwelled on many of these issues for years. However, if I did include all of these thoughts, 1) I'd never finish any of these and; 2) there's not enough room in the paper. So remember, below is an oversimplification of a slightly more complex ideas and thoughts."

Editorials


LETTERS: Anti-Corruption Committee ‘has been active’

Dear Editor, on behalf of the Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC), I wish to offer the following comments regarding matters raised in Mr Scott’s columns last Friday and Saturday, ‘Democracy is under threat’ (22-23 July 2022).

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LETTERS: ‘We are here to serve’

Dear Editor, I write with respect to the recent comments about the timing of the launch of the MFEM (Ministry of Finance and Economic Management) Strategic Plan and conducting of Government business by the public sector.

Editorials


OPINION: What should be our main priority in the next four years and beyond?

"This column is part of a few which I have entitled " Oversimplifications". The reason for this is that almost every subject, and indeed everything that I write, almost always merits something significantly longer, if not a book, to explain the complexity and nuances, analyse the pros, cons, and counter arguments... most of which I have considered, having dwelled on many of these issues for years. However, if I did include all of these thoughts, 1) I'd never finish any of these and; 2) there's not enough room in the paper. So remember, below is an oversimplification of a slightly more complex ideas and thoughts."

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LETTERS: 'Where are our dancing teams?'

Dear Editor, at the opening of the BTIB Trade Days Expo at the Punanga Nui yesterday (Wednesday 27 July), marking the beginning of what should be Te Maeva Nui and Constitution week, it was disappointing not to see a Cook Islands dance team entertaining the crowds.

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