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Editorials (181)

I have three sons, still at primary school. They are smart, beautiful, (mostly) kind and gentle. Thinking of what they mean to me, as I write these words, is enough to bring a pricking to my eyes.

OPINION: It started around Christmas in a live seafood market in Wuhan, a sprawling Chinese city of 11 million people, yet one whose name was little-known to most of us in the western world – until now.

OPINION: One hundred and eighty years ago next Wednesday in Rarotonga, Thursday in Aotearoa – the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in the Bay of Islands.

“Think of yourself and others using the road.” The call for greater action around road safety comes from the employer of Amit Kumar, who died at the weekend.

OPINION: Some of those who leave the greatest impact on their nation are those without the greatest formal credentials.

OPINION: Those who steal out of need will crumple with remorse, but those who do it from need will just play the system.

OPINION: Our markets and street food are spectacular; woe betide any ‘poo police’ who threaten to shut them down for no good reason.

OPINION: Business tycoons, farmers, public servants, sportsmen and women, doctors, policemen, composers, musicians and our share of miscreants, rogues and villains – it’s time to celebrate their best of Cook Islands.

OPINION: The Monty Python movie, The Meaning of Life has a scene where the obese Mr Creosote is eating in the restaurant.

OPINION: Atiu has received a very welcome visitor raising awareness of the gathering climate crisis. His name is Stan Walker.

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