Thomas Tarurongo Wynne

Thomas Tarurongo Wynne

Let us disagree, and disagree strongly, but never should we let go of each other in the process and see each other as enemies.

‘Getting the job done’

Saturday November 09, 2019

Humble beginning inspires Cook Islands forward Adam Tangata in his professional league career. Thomas Wynne reports.

A list of names was left on my desk, six names of students I had to urgently meet, left by the departing school counsellor in 2011.  One I would later find had suicidal tendencies, three were just struggling to be in a larger school, one had been sexually assaulted by a family member and one was gay.

Barefoot boy to world spotlight

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Cook Islands-raised Kayal Iro is one of the young bolters to debut in national 13-a-side team’s qualifying match against USA next week. Thomas Wynne speaks with him.

It takes a village to raise a child

Saturday November 02, 2019

We must care for this paradise by pushing back against a rising tide of apathy and neglect.

Our people have not all fared well in their voyaging to Aotearoa and to Australia – but now things are beginning to change.

Opinion: Shining the light

Saturday October 19, 2019

Our Cook Islands communities on either side of the ocean have never been closer. The recognition of leaders like Glenda Tuaine Newport, Niki Rattle, Mama Tuki and her daughter Elizabeth Wright-Koteka.

The nine funerals I have been to in the time I have lived here are nine I can never forget, and more so for the families left in their wake.

This is a crisp, concise column. And there’s a reason for that. Because here in the Cooks, we all have plenty of work to get on with.

Presidents and Prime Ministers alike, no-one is above the law. None can disregard the founding laws that were put in place to protect husbands and wives, parents and children, employers and their staff.

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