loved Aitutaki (Aitutaki crowned Oceania’s top island destination, September
23). I stayed at Tom’s Beach House and the ladies made me ei’s. I had the
most amazing time and was only there a week. I rented/borrowed bike and rode
all over and went on two lagoon tours. That was in 1999/2000 and coral was sick
but the water was so blue … it was breath-taking. I hope it is better now.
was awesome too. I spent six weeks altogether. It was super cultural and I
learned a lot of the island, people and myself.
went snorkeling a lot and ate tons of mangos and papayas.
import our coffee simply because we don’t grow it. If we can grow it and
process it then there will be no need to import it.
this natural product (medicinal cannabis), this is truly is a gift from God for
purpose of medication. It is not a manmade drug of petroleum base
at Canada as a model. They have total protection (for recreational marijuana
use) in their legalisation. There is an opportunity for local deployment in
this industry, created by your own with a vision to export. There is no need to
rely on New Zealand, Cook Islands is way ahead of Australia and New Zealand and
their ridiculous oppressive stance.
electricity, it’s going to cost too much. Need to bring in solar power! I use
solar power. Stop buying high power electronics. Research power so you can
lower your power usage.
Reply – Naivo Mclean, pretty
sure that is the plan. But is costs a lot to build equipment for solar power. Imagine
how much more when you have to think beyond a household and batteries, etc. Not
easy to just stump out that much money and the whole Covid period has made it
very difficult to make any headway in this area.
I recall we had some subsidised power during Covid. Hands up those who were
subsidised and forgot? It was subsidised during hard times for many of us. I’m
grateful for that and I don’t mind paying the extra now.
changed. Everything has had its time. Two years ago, we were paying different
prices for groceries. Businesses made the sacrifices to keep their prices low.
Lest we forget those two years of subsidy.