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Kia Orana Editor,
With Anzac Day soon coming around for another year, let us hope that organisers finally realise who the actual Very Important People are.
With the Electoral Office’s release last week of the official and final Atiu count confirming Independent Te-Hani Brown with 80 votes, and Demo’s Nandi Glassie securing 50 votes, we now await a period of seven days to see whether or not the Democratic Party will file a petition alleging voting irregularity during the election.
A recent documentary I watched made reference to the “Lapita Tribe of people” from the island of Papua New Guinea, a hardy race of people who travelled the vast oceans thousands of years ago.
Last year a decision by the Privy Court in London disrespected our Cook Islands Traditional Land Customs and allowed a non-blood adopted child land rights in his adopted father’s family land.