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11 November 2022

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Virtues in Paradise: Finding strength through shared stories

One of the most life-changing, nurturing, and delightful women’s gatherings I’ve ever experienced occurred in Rarotonga on April 4th and 5th at The Edgewater Hotel. Piri’anga O’onu Women’s Empowerment Retreat (POWER!) featuring the divine, profane, and inspiring social media celebrity, Nicola “Nix” Adams, who shared her guiding virtues of CWK – Courage, Wisdom, and Knowledge, writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

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Letter: CIFA credibility

As a parent of two young children playing soccer, I was appalled at what I saw on Facebook written by a CIFA staff by the name of Sammy Mataroa.

LETTERS: Justice = equality, fairness, access for all

Mailbox for Wednesday March 24, 2021

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Kata


Kata


OPINION: ‘Tourism contributed more than $1 million a day to our economy’

This week in his fortnightly column, Prime Minister Mark Brown talks about the country’s financial future – looking ahead to when borders open fully with New Zealand and also beyond as work begins on a recovery plan to restore Cook Islands economy to where it was pre-Covid.

Editorials

Behind every great man is a surprised mother and wife

The differences between man and woman have been explained, described and immortalised, forever. Still, we’re surprised after the honeymoon ‘this is not the same person you dated when you were single’, writes Ruta Tangiiau Mave.

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Kata


LETTER: ‘Responsible ocean stewardship is our common goal’

"The recent statements by the Government and Opposition on seabed minerals (SBM) development, and the NGO reactions it garnered is a watershed moment."

Letters to the Editor


Prioritising projects

We are in the middle of a pandemic and our hospital is ill equipped to handle any coronavirus case if “God forbid” it arrives here.

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‘Moratorium is not a ban on research’

Dear Editor It’s concerning that after a visit to the northern Cook Islands, the Democratic Party is willing to change their position on the international proposal for a 10-year moratorium on seabed mining.

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The trial of public opinion

Ultimately, we stand before the judgement of public opinion and ultimately a Judge that will judge us on our life, our thoughts and our decisions and then it won’t matter how much money we have or the position we hold.

Editorials

Kata


Are we good stewards of God’s gifts?

The issue for our country since 1965 has never been what we have been given. It has instead been how those resources and opportunities have been managed. By Tina Pupuke Browne.

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OPINION: Perfect practices will give us perfect protection

They say practice makes perfect, but they’re wrong. Perfect practice makes perfect, writes Ruta Mave.

Editorials


Kata


The will of the people ‘should drive change’

Tolerance is like a gate that swings open and closed and through that gate we allow people, behaviours, actions, thoughts and ideas, writes Thomas Wynne.

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Cook Islands Super ‘disappoints again’

Well-known accountant Mike Carr analyses Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund’s decision to decrease pay out rates for new pensioners.

Economy


Clarification

Comments by Te Tuhi Kelly were copied to me on Thursday from his Rarotonga Community Blog. I don’t know what his audience reach is but since he mentioned both the Cook Islands News and me, I wish to correct him through your newspaper.

Letters to the Editor

Congratulations Dr Herman

I wish to convey sincere congratulations and best wishes to Dr Josephine Aumea Herman for getting appointed the Waitemata District Health Board’s Director of Pacific Health on behalf of our Cook Islands Religious Advisory Council.

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Religious council’s decision questioned

Wow! Has Bishop Tutai Pere and Tou Ariki forgotten about separation of church and state? Freedom of religion?

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OPINION: What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

On December 16 last year, Cook Islands News published an opinion piece from me which was tantamount to a challenge to the Cook Islands Law Society to divest itself from its self-interest cocoon and actually live up to some of its responsibilities and intercede in the increasing abuses of the rule of law perpetrated by the current administration, writes John M Scott.

Editorials

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