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Thomas Wynne: From simply surviving to thriving

Cook Islanders in New Zealand have built strong communities and faced challenges, but the question remains whether their dreams of prosperity have been met and whether they should reconnect with their island homes. By Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

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Black lives matter

"Blacks, who have their own unique culture and language that was born and derived in their DNA of rhythm and skin pigment to Africa, but is solely Made in America," writes Ruta Mave.

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Defining moments

We should know by now that life is defined by moments and especially those we didn’t see coming.

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‘More independent research needed’

I want to clarify that our article was not anonymous (Call for ‘independent’ deep sea research, Cook Islands News, February 20). I emailed Gerald (McCormack) before submitting our article to let him know we had issues with several of his points and would therefore be replying in the newspaper.

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Anonymous criticism by Te Ipukarea Society ‘misguided’

I would like to comment on the various Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) criticisms (Cook Islands News, February 20) of my article about the possible impacts of seabed mining on nodule-associated benthic megafauna (Cook Islands News, February 11), writes Gerald McCormack of Natural Heritage Trust.

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OPINION: Opposition wants Parliament sitting days to increase to 60

Taxpayers of this country who pay the salaries of all MPs should feel outraged about government’s failure to deliver a reasonable number of sitting/working days in Parliament, writes Opposition leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

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OPINION: Remembering the Christchurch earthquake

Columnist Ruta Mave had just dropped her children at school when the 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook New Zealand to its core, killing 185 people.

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Call for ‘independent’ deep sea research

Te Ipukarea Society’s response to the article by Gerald McCormack published in Cook Islands News on Thursday, February 11, 2021 on the impact of six mines on benthic megafauna.

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‘Our greatest export shouldn’t be our people’

Our people should not be our greatest export and a government that wants to change this will have to address minimum wage and the rights of employees.

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OPINION: The taxpayer's dilemma

It cannot be stressed enough that it is the job of government to build infrastructure for our communities, writes Opposition Democratic Party leader Tina Pupuke Browne.

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OPINION: Solidarity in numbers: Fighting for workers’ rights

There are some people interested in starting up a new workers union to provide support for workers faced with employment relations issues, writes Te Tuhi Kelly, Leader of the Progressive Party.

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OPINION: Love is a word but marriage is a sentence – for life

Keeping love alive takes more than one day, writes Ruta Mave, reflecting on Valentine’s Day which was celebrated on Sunday.

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United we stand, divided we fall

The tools of unity are not leverage or self-interest, nor are they arrogance and pride, because all of these will split a country, a family, a region into parts they may never heal again or come together.

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READER: 'It's not what you know, it's who you know'

"I have seen a large amount of people in positions who are just there because it’s a job and who they know."

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