reason to move back to New Zealand or Australia ... with minimal wage, sky
rocket interest rates at the bank, petrol diesel costs are high and food in
general is of high cost, then by all means I’ll be more than happy to be an
agent to recruit to support our locals for overseas work.
pensioners get better money then minimum wage and no offence they haven’t got
much time to live and the new life (our future/pepes) get $50 a fortnight! Are
you kidding me, what a joke!
terrible, we are complaining about everything – $50 a fortnight for our pepes,
what can you buy with as little as that, kaore? Someone told me, even if you
work hard twice over or more, not worth it. I myself is on the pension and
still working, e itu anere taku pension plus my wages, te complain nei rai, my
heart goes out to all of you trying to survive with as little as that, not
fair, time to decide what’s best for our tamariki, love you.
bills to increase
dream was proclaimed a decade ago, Cook Islands will go green in 2020.
that going now.
the startline yes that’s a great idea, outer islands get solar and batteries. How
long solar panels last for now and oh, batteries last just as long. In the real
world, batteries would have been used as a backup. We will need to connect to
the grid, have our solar panels take care of the kilowatt hours, we get a power
cut, batteries take charge till power is back on. Perfect ratio. Batteries for
grassroots people will always suffer and will continue to do so, the people on
top cannot see what’s beneath them. But let’s be real here, Government’s fixation
on our GDP would put them in good stead.
I encourage those who can to go abroad? Better wages, better internet services,
free Wi-Fi. You name it.
around when you can on this big rock call Rarotonga. Construction. People and
some of them our own have come back to build then travel back and forth. We
will continue to be enticed by a colonial mentality. You no longer need to be
colonial to be a coloniser.
deep sea mining in the future will not make us better off but may help our
economy to build more infrastructure, not necessarily our well-being.
is a widening divide between those who were offered subsidised domestic solar
systems or who have solar farms and pay nothing for their electricity, and
those who have had no other choice but to continue to pay the high cost of
diesel-fuelled electricity. Where is the equity?