A proverb says idle hands are the devils tools. When kids have nothing to do they are more likely to get into trouble.
Dear Editor, kia orana! I write in reply to Joe Fox, a successful New York businessman (Letters, July 9) who spent only a week visiting our beautiful Cook Islands.
Dear Editor, I agree entirely with your comment (Editorial, July 12) that “most of us know very little about the science behind water disinfection”.
To the people who find the wage increase of the Cook Islands MPs outrageous I invite you to look at your job, your industry, and figure out what you could do and achieve with an extra $50,000 per year, as Prime Minister Henry Puna gave himself. I invite you to send lists of how $700,000 every year will improve your work, sport and charity.
Those of us working in Avarua yesterday were treated to the sight and sounds of a nearby resident beating the living daylights out of his dog.
Kia orana editor,
I understand that if the Pacific Games event is for an international qualifying event, then ‘open’ eligibility applies (depending on that international federation’s rules). I believe league Nines fulfils this criteria so the majority of both the men’s and women’s teams came from overseas.
It’s sad to hear of our swimmers being banned due to the eligibility criteria. However rules are rules.
Parliament sat for 13 half-days. Let’s round that up to seven full days. Now MPs get an extra $20,000 – that’s an extra $2,857.00 per sitting.