Have wonderful celebrations, be safe at all times, look after our beautiful environment and above all, be kind to each other all the time.
Every Christmas should be a time of family, of peace, love and celebration. Every Christmas tells us all that we are about to welcome another year. Let us look to 2019 with hope, with much anticipation that we can improve on and increase the good things we did this year. That we do away with the negative things, that we learn from our mistakes and avoid repeating them. As we usher in the New Year, I maintain the hope that we all aspire to be better fathers, mothers, sons and daughters and above all, better Cook Islanders.
To all Cook Islanders at home and all over the world, my wife Paula and I with our children and grandchildren, wish you all a joyful, safe and blessed Christmas. On behalf of the Democratic Party Caucus, Executive and our many loyal supporters, may your Festive Season be one of happy celebrations and memorable family times. May 2019 be a year blessed with many rewards, challenges overcome and aspirations realised for all Cook Islanders. Peace, love, happiness and God’s blessings to all.
Terepai Maoate Jnr,
Leader of the Opposition