Living A Nurses Life with Apii Vavia-Nore

“Im glad I’m not involved directly with taking swaps and the dealing with Covid-19, but just the thought of exposing my children to the virus makes me go the extra mile in ensuring that I’m clean and the house is clean before I bring them home from my aunty’s. This is what I think of every day after work, so my mind never relaxes until Im sure everything is cleaned and checked, but you can never be sure”.

This is now the way things are with this single working mum from South Auckland, living and raising her children with the help of her Aunty.

Apii Vavia-Nore had a humble upbringing from the beautiful island of Akatokamanava (Mauke). From a very young age, she has always been interested in science which lead to her interest in being a nurse. Her Grandad have always encouraged her to pursue a career in medicine but more to be a doctor.

She recalls taking a human anatomy diagram at the age of around eight where she memorised all the body parts that were on it. The diagram was that of her uncles who were Upper fifth (year 10 today) at the time from one of their science classes.

Apii remained in Mauke until she successfully completed New Zealand school certificate at the age of sixteen before leaving the island to live with families in Manurewa. She attended James Cook High School for two years and then went on to be part of the Healthcare Program in 2004.

Her childhood dream of becoming a nurse never wavered. “Although it was a career, I believe I’ve always wanted to be in a position where I could help people”.

The Healthcare Program was basically her introduction into the nursing school. In 2005 she began studying towards a Bachelor Nursing degree at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT). She graduated in 2008 and spent ten years in the operating theatre. While still part of that operation team, Apii now works with the Pains Unit, where they deal with all sorts of pain.

Through her journey Apii was blessed with two beautiful children, Keira who is 10 and Kaden 8.

With the way things are with Covid-19, Apii said she’s always talking to her children of the possible things that may happen and how it may change the way things are at home. Its sad but its something that the children must understand and be prepared for.

One day she hopes to return home where it all began for her but for now she hopes to provide her children with the best available opportunities that will look after them for rest of their lives.

 

Written by Tauraki Rongo

Teia tetai au Akateretere’anga no te Tu’anga 3 o te Raui (Alert Level three)

Noo ki te Kainga (Stay Home)

‘E mea pu’apinga mē ka rauka tā’au ‘anga’anga mē kore ‘āpi’i ‘i te rave mai mei te ngutu’are, no’o atu ki te ngutu’are

We must continue to stay home, and this includes working and learning from home if you can.

‘Auraka ē tuku ma’ata atu ‘i te teta’i ‘uātu tangata ki roto ‘i te aua ō tō’ou ngutu’are (Keep your bubble as small as you can)

Mē ka anoano ‘ia, ‘akatu’era atu ‘i tō’ou aua ngutuare ‘i teta’i mānga ‘ua. Kia ō ua mai teta’i tangata ‘ākono ‘i te aronga makimaki ‘ē te paruparu, mē kore teta’i taeake koia ‘ua tōna ngutu’are.

If you need to, you can expand your bubble a small amount to bring in close family, people who live on their own or caregivers.

No’o rāi ki roto ‘ua ‘i tō’ou tapere (Stay in your local area  )

Kāre ‘e ‘akatika ‘ia te ‘aere mamao mei teta’i tapere ki teta’i, māri ‘ua mē tē ‘aere ra koe ki te ‘āpi’i, me kore ra ki te ‘anga’anga.

Travel is still restricted, and is only allowed for movement in your local area e.g. for going to work or school, shopping or getting exercise.

Kāre ē ‘akatika ‘ia te putuputu’anga ki te ngā’i ‘okota’i (Gatherings are not allowed/permitted.)

‘E viviki ana te toto’a’anga ō teia maki Covid 19 mei roto mai ‘i te au ngāi putuputu’anga ō te tangata, nō reira kāre ‘ē ‘akatika ‘ia te putuputu ki te ngā’i ‘okota’i, māri ‘ua nō te tanumanga ē te ‘akaipoipo ‘inārā ‘e 10 ‘ua tangata. Ko teta’i ‘uātu putuputu’anga kāre ‘e ‘akatika ‘ia.

Gatherings present a very high risk of transmitting COVID-19 and we still cannot gather for celebrations and events such as church, birthdays and kava sessions. The only exception to this rule are for funerals and wedding ceremonies for up to only 10 people.

‘Akama’ara meitaki mē rave tātou tātakita’i ‘i tā tātou au tu’anga ka pu’apinga ‘ia tā tātou tamaki atu’anga ‘i teia maki Covid 19

We are in this together, lets keep working together

Aka’āraveia’anga ‘I te Kōpū Tangata Puka ‘I teia tuātau Rā’ui nō te maki Covid -19

‘I teia ‘epetoma ka ‘ārāvei atu tātou ‘i te Kōpu Tangata Puka. Ko Melemele Puka ‘e tangata Tokelau ‘aia ‘ē ko tōna tokorua ko Liana Miriau ‘e tamā’ine Kūki ‘Ᾱirani mei Tumutevarovaro ‘ē, Araura enua ‘E no Enuamanu mai aia. ‘Ē ‘itu ā rāua tamariki ‘i te kātoatoa. ‘I teia nei kua piritia mai rātou ki Aotearoa nei, ‘inārā ko te ‘apinga pu’apinga koia, tei te ngā’i ‘okota’i rātou ‘i teia tuātau tūmatetenga.

‘I roto ‘ia Tianuare ruangauru ma iva i teia mataiti, kua tupu atu teta’i tūmatetenga ki te kōpu tangata ‘i Rarotonga. Kua ū atu tā rātou tamaiti ‘a Otehia  ‘i tetai torōka ‘i runga ‘i te mataara ‘i Ngatangiia ‘ē kua ‘apaina ‘ia mai ‘aia ki Aotearoa nei. ‘I tē reira tuātau ‘oki tei Aotearoa takere nei te metua tane o Otehia.Kua rere atu te Metua tane o Otehia ki Rarotonga I tera ra rae.Apaina ia mai a Otehia ki Aorearoa ki roto I te Aremaki Starship. Pou rāi ‘oki teta’i ngā ‘epetoma ‘iā Otehia ki roto ‘i te’are maki Starship ‘i Akarana nei, kua ‘akamata katoa ngā metua ‘i te mi’imi’i ‘i ngā tamariki toe ‘i te Ipukarea. Kāre rā ‘oki ‘i roa ana ‘i muri mai kua rauka ‘ia rāua ‘i te ‘apai mai ‘i ngā mea toe ‘ē rua ki Aotearoa nei. ‘I te tae ‘ua ‘anga mai rātou ki Aotearoa nei kua ‘akamata te rā’ui.  Manuia ‘oki ‘i nā Liana ei, kua ‘āravei atu ‘aia ‘i te ‘āpii ‘i mua ake ‘i te rā’ui.

Photo: Tuatau oriori ‘aere nā va’o, ‘akaea ‘i teta’i reva ‘ōu

‘Ea’a te ‘anga’anga ‘I roto ’I te ngutu’are ‘I teia tuātau Rā’ui

Nā roto ‘oki ‘i teta’i au taeake, kua rauka ‘ia Liana mā ‘i te ‘āravei atu ‘i te ‘āpi’i ē kua rauka te ‘āpi’i ā te tamariki ‘i te rave ki te ngutu’are nā roto ‘i te arataki’anga mai nā runga ‘i te roro uira.

Photo: Nā roto ‘oki ‘i te arataki’anga mai ā te au pu’āpi’i ‘i te ‘āpi’i nā runga ‘i te roro uira, kua mako rāi te raverave’anga ‘i te ngutu’are

Kua rave katoa atu ‘oki rātou ‘i teta’i au ‘āpi’i nā runga ‘ua ‘i te roro uira. Kua ‘akakite mai ‘oki ‘a Liana ē, nā roto katoa ‘i te ‘āravei’anga ‘i teta’i au metua nā runga ‘ua ‘i te tāniuniu ‘ē te ‘ātui roro uira, kua mārama mai rātou ē mē ka anoano ‘ia, ka rauka katoa ‘ia ratou ‘i te rīngi atu ‘i te ‘āpi’i, kia ‘ākara mai ē ka ‘akapē’ea ē rauka mai ei teta’i roro uira ‘ei tauturu atu ‘i te tamariki ‘i te rave atu ‘i teta’i tu’anga ‘āpi’i kāre ‘ē rauka ‘i te rave ‘ua ‘i te kāinga

Photo: Kua riro teia tuatau o te raui ei tuatau angaanga kapiti no te tamariki

Kare atu ‘i nā Liana ei ‘e ‘anga’anga ke atu ‘ei tavarenga atu ‘i te tamariki, nō reira kua tautā rāi rāua ko tāna tāne ‘i te ‘oake atu ‘i teta’i au tu’anga ō te tunu mānga nā te tamariki ē rave. Kua riro teia ‘i nāna ei ‘e mea mataora katoa ‘i roto ‘i te ngutu’are.

 

Photo: Māri ake te rā’ui kua rauka teta’i tuātau meitaki ’ei ‘anga’anga kāpiti ki te tamariki.

Te Pu’apinga ō te Rā’ui

“‘E tae tūmatetenga mai tō mātou ki Aotearoa nei” ‘i nā Liana ei, “‘inārā kia tā’ī’ī mātou ki roto ‘i teia rā’ui, kite ‘ō’onu atu nei māua ē, ka rauka ‘ua ‘i te ‘akapou ‘i teta’i tuātau ki te tamariki ē, ‘e mataora katoa!”

Kare ‘oki ‘i pāpū ‘iāia ē ‘eaa tō rātou roa kā mou mai ki konei ‘inārā tē mataora ‘ua nei rāua ko tana ‘i te mea ‘oki ē tei konei rāi tā rāua ‘ānau ‘ia rāua ‘i teia tuātau tūmatetenga, ē ‘i rungā’o ‘i tē reira, kua meitaki tā rāua tamaiti ‘i te tauturu ā te Atua ‘i te au Taote ‘ē te au nēti.

Te ‘akakite nei rā ‘oki ‘aia ē, tē tiaki ‘ua maira te au pū’āpi’i ‘i te au metua kia rīngi atu ‘ia rātou nō te ‘āpi’i ā tā rātou tamariki. Tē tauta katoa maira rāi ‘oki tet’ai au ‘āpi’i ‘i te rīngi ‘aere atu ‘i te au metua ō te au tamariki ē ‘aere ana ki tā ratou ‘āpi’i nō te ‘akateretere’anga ō te ‘āpi’i ā te au tamariki tātakita’i.

 

Written by: Tauraki Rongo

Two More Opposition MPs Takes a Paycut

Photo: Titikaveka MP Selina Napa and Ivirua MP Agnes Armstrong

Two more Democratic MP’s have volunteered to undergo pay cuts to show solidarity with the community struggling through the economic storm wrecked by Covid-19 the world over.

Titikaveka MP Sel Napa and Ivirua MP Agnes Armstrong have both stepped up and offered to have their salaries reduced by 15 percent. The paycut which will remain in place for the next three months is over and above what the two women already contribute to their respective constituencies.

Both have followed the example of Democrat leader Tina Browne and are opting to have the savings from their pay directed to their constituency fund. “I have 1,500 people in my constituency, so I have chosen to do what our leader has done and use my 15 percent extra contribution to help my community as we fight to keep our beautiful country free of Covid-19,” says Napa. Napa says after three months she will review the pay cut and make a decision whether it will continue.

‘I am grateful that Tina made this something we can choose to do or not. That was very fair and so I’ve made a decision based on my conscience which told me that whatever more I can contribute to my community is a good thing to do at this uncertain time.”

Meanwhile Ivirua MP Agnes Armstrong says she is happy to contribute not only to her constituency, but to all the people of Mangaia over the next three months. “Whether they are living here in Rarotonga or in Mangaia, we are all affected! My door is open to all, I would be happy to help anyone where possible. This is not a time for politics, this is a time to give back to our people, we are one people in the same storm.”

Armstrong says she was taken back by the suggestion by Finance minister Mark Browne in response to Tina Browne’s 6-month pay cut announcement that because MP’s already contribute some of their pay to helping their constituencies, “there isn’t the need to do more. I disagree.”
“As members of Parliament, that’s exactly what we are supposed to be doing, helping our constituencies, and our people as a whole, it’s what we pledged to do when we entered into politics, so I’m doing what I can at this time.”

Both Armstrong and Napa say they hoped Cabinet would also take a pay cut and heads of ministries earning over $80,000 a year to demonstrate that they’re standing with our people and that “we really are all in this together.” –

All three women MP’s have announced they are volunteering to undertake pay cuts over and above what they already contribute to their constituencies.

 

Written by Florence Syme-Buchanan

Golden Oldies Mamas Prepare to head Home

Emotions were in high supply today for the group of 41 elderly Cook Islands’ men and women that were in lockdown for the last month and residing at the Atiu Hall in Favona, Auckland.

Following the official announcement of a repatriation process for returning Cook Islands and residents last night, the group were immediately informed that they would be relocated to another premise where they’ll undergo a further 14-day supervised quarantine before returning home.

Although the news of staying back a little while longer was met with unease for some, especially for those desperately wanting to get back home – the group is remaining calm, united and overall, positive.

Today they cleaned out the Atiu Hall- returning it to its ghostly empty state, packed all their possessions and were bussed out to the Holiday Inn motel, where they’ll commence quarantine.

It was a bitter sweet moment to bid the group farewell for fellow Cook Islander, Thomas Wynne, who had been one of few Cook Islanders on the outside, to provide assistance for the mamas and papas during their stay in Favona. With the amount of time spent with the group, he felt the emotion train hit him when they waved “Aere ra” today.

Here is a short report from Wynne’s account of today’s happenings.

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The first repatriation flight is scheduled to depart Auckland on Saturday 9th May, arriving into Rarotonga on the afternoon of Friday 8th May. There are potentially two repatriation flights planned and more details will be released as they are firmed up.

 

Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne

Akaaraveianga atu ia Geresoma Tereinga Ringiao (Te kapiki’ia e ko Kerry)

I teia tuatau ia tatou I roto I te Turanga Teateamamao 4 kua aravei atu te Kura Ora I tetai tamaine Kuki Airani e angaanga nei ki roto I tetai tuanga angaanga ka rauka ua I te rave meui tetai ngai uatu I roto I teia nei ao.

Ko teia tamaine ko Geresoma Tereinga Ringiao (Te kapiki’ia e ko Kerry)e ko tana angaanga koia e okooko atu I te apinga aere a tetai Kamupani maatamaata koia ko te Schneider Electric na runga ua I te Roro uira ki tetai uatu ngai I teia nei ao. Kua akamata oki aia I te angaanga atu na teia Kamupani I Australia I muri ake I tona aere atu anga mei Aotearoa atu nei. Ko tana angaanga oki I mua ake ka aere atu ei aia ki Otireria koia oki e puapii, inara kua akakite mai aia e, e meitaki katoa aia I te mirimiri I te roro uira.

Ko tana angaanga mua I I tona tae atu anga ki Otireria koia oki e okooko parts atu no te Kamupani Holden.

I tona tuku atuanga I tana patianga no teia ngai angaanga nana  e rave nei I teia nei, kua irinaki aia e na tona marama I te au karape o te puapii, e pera to te roro uira e to te okooko parts o te Holden I ngoie ua ei aia I te o atu ki roto I teia angaanga.

Koa teia angaanga nana e rave nei I teia tuatau, ka rauka iaia I te rave atu mei tetai ngai uatu I roto I teia nei ao e roro uira tetai. E rave ua maina oki aia I teia angaanga nana mei te ngutuare mai, te tuku’anga I tetai au apinga a ta ratou Kamupani ki tetai uatu ngai I roto I teia nei ao mei te au ngai e maani ia nei te reira I roto I to ratou au ngai maani’anga I roto I tetai au Basileia tuketuke ki tetai au ngai uatu rai. Ko tetai apinga oki ta ratou e tuku aere ana koia oki ko te paata akataka Mori, e te au matini koia oki switch board.

Kua akakite mai oki aia e ko te tu o te raveanga I teia angaanga mei te ngutuare mai, ngie ua I reira iaia I te raverave atu I tana au mokopuna I te ngutuare. Ko teia tana akapapa’anga mai iaia e tona oraanga I raro nei.

“Toku tupuanga mai na toku nga vouvou au i akono koai oki a Papa Marau Katuke raua ko Mama Tereinga  e tae atu au ki toku mapu tamariki’anga,  kua neke atu au ki roto ite family Tetevano i Muri Ngatangia, Na Papa Ngamata e Mama Ami Tetevano au i akono mai mei toku mataiti taingauru ma toru e tae  uatu au kite mataiti e taingauru ma itu, i reira kua oki atu au ki ko I toku nga Vouvou I Atupa.

Ite mataiti 1989 kua aere atu au ki Nutireni ite kimi i tetai oraanga meitaki noku. Kua noo au ki ko I toku aunty,  ite tuaine o toku Papa anau I Mangere e pera katoa toku Mama ruau a Merapi Ringiao Estall.

Iaku in Nuti reni, kua aere atu au ite apii Computer i ko I te Tricia’s Academy of learning i Hamilton, e kua akamata katoa au ‘i taku angaanga mua i Nutireni koia oki e Telemarketer note ngai oko anga Aramu note Ngutuare (Home Alarm System)Koia oki kote  FAI Security .

Graduate mai ai no ko mai I taku Apii Computer, kua aere atu au ite tereni Puapii i ko ite Hamilton Waikato University  e pera katoa the Hamilton Polytech.

I toku tuatau e tereni puapii ara au, kua rauka taku ngai Puapii ei tereni iaku koia oki te  Apii Crawshaw Primary School in Nawton Hamilton.

Taku pupu Tamariki e apii ara I tera tuatau koai oki kote Tamariki e Special need  to ratou,  ( Special need Children) te tua ote Personal and Social development , ete tauturu I teia

au tamariki ite tata ete tatau ete tetai uatu Special Need they need support with.

1998 kua pati au i taku Tereni Puapii e kua noo tinamou au ko rai ite apii  Crawshaw Primary School . Iaku e puapii ara i Crawshaw school kua  akamata au I tetai pupu Ura Kuki Airani ei akairo i toku Inangaro i te apii i ta tatou peu. Te ingoa taku i Topa no teia Pupu Ura koia oki ko “ Maine E Tama “ Te tumu i topa ei au i teia pupu Ura e ko  “Maine E Tama” to keep our Culture alive within our Young generation “young boys and Girls”. Te au tamariki i roto I teia pupu ura  e apa Kuki Airani,  Maori ete Papaa, mei te 7 mataiti e tae uatu kite 10 mataiti.

I te mataiti 2001 kua apai atu au i teia Pupu Ura “Maine E Tama “ ite turoto atu ite Enua ko Tahiti , e kua noo matou ki Paea I Papeete ki ko itea tungane noku a Kutia Tuteru e tona Family . Mei Tahiti mai kua teretere atu matou ki Rarotonga,  e kua perform atu teia au tamariki ki roto ite Cook Island Constitution celebration ei Guest Artist. Kua ariki katoa ia mai teia Pupu Ura a “Maine E Tama ete Kavana Ngateitei I tera tuatau ki tetai kaikai I ko ite Are metua ote Kavana I Titikaveka.

Kua akakite oki aia e, ko tetai angaanga maata ta tana kamupani e rave nei I teia tuatau koia oki ko te tauturu I apai atuanga I te au apinga ka anoano ia no te akatu atu I tetai punanga no te au tataanga e te au korero katoatoa a te Kavamani Otireria koia oki tetai ngutuare no te database a te Kavamani Otireria.

 

Kerry e tana are Mokopuna

I teia nei e noo nei a Kerry ki Aotearoa nei e tona tokorua, te akakore nei raua I te oki atu ki te Ipukarea noo ei ma te rave katoa I tana angaanga e rave nei I teia tuatau.

Te Mato Vai – Rarotonga’s largest polluter?

Photo by: Justine Flanagan, from Te Vai Ora Maori | Clean Safe Water Rarotonga

In January 2020 a water engineer was appointed by the High Court to review the new Te Mato Vai water treatment system – prior to operation. His report estimated the amount of waste that will be generated due to the proposed use of the chemical polyaluminium chloride (PACl),

PACl removes dirt from water and is used in treatment systems in New Zealand and Australia. In operation it forms a jelly-like mix of aluminium, dirt, and water.

New Zealand and Australia have the waste disposal facilities to process and PACl waste. Rarotonga does not. The Arorangi landfill is already full and is not set-up to process or store toxic chemical waste.

Government engineers had proposed sludge would need to be cleared once every 3-6 months. The expert assessment was every 33 days. Temporary onsite sludge storage ponds must be serviced to prevent overflow and contamination of the neighbouring streams.

How much sludge? The court expert estimated 4,000 cubic meters of sludge each year. That’s 1300-1400 septic sucker truck-loads; 130 return trips along steep, narrow, and largely unsealed roads to each of the ten intakes.

The Government intends “trial” the PACl system. However, the first 6-months of operation will generate up to 2,000 cubic meters of sludge.

Instead of chemicals, community group Te Vai Ora Maori have proposed diversion: a system that only collects water when the streams are running clear.

The expert review also confirmed:

  • Diversion is technically feasible; the ‘as-built’ infrastructure provides the foundations of a diversion system.
  • The set-up cost of diversion is $500k ($50k per intake), similar to 6-12 months supply of chemicals.

At a time when we’re called upon to be more self-reliant, the Cook Islands government needs to do the same when it comes to infrastructure development.

This means sustainable solutions; prioritising and trialling physical, non-chemical treatment methods rather than depending on external, chemical inputs that produce chemical waste.

Read More: Te Mato Vai – PACL On Trial

Kua Poitini aere ia tetai au ika I te Ipukarea

Kanae, kua roa rai teia ika I te potitni anga

I te maki dengue ē ‘aere nei ‘i Rarotonga, ko teta’i maki tei kitena ‘iātu tei tā’ī’ī atu ki te ‘iti tangata koia ‘oki ko te ika poitini. Kua ‘akakite mai ‘oki ‘a Ripou Hosking ‘i runga ‘i te Nūti mei te Ipukarea mai ē, kua tā’ī’ī teia tūranga ki te ‘iti tangata ‘i teia tuātau tikai ē ‘akamāro’iro’i ‘ia nei te tangata kia kai ‘i te kai ‘enua. E 9 ‘oki tangata teia poitini ‘ia atu ‘i teia ngā ‘epetoma ‘i topa.

Ko te au ika ‘oki tei poitini ‘ia atu koia ko te maito, ‘ā’ā pata, Pātuki ro’i, tonu, tanagu, kanae, ono, ‘īroa, vete, paru ē te titi’ara.

Kāre ‘oki ‘e vairākau nō teia maki ‘i te ipukarea, nō reia tē inu nei teta’i pae ‘i te vairākau maori.

Living in a Covid-19 Free Country – Office of the Prime Minister (Cook Islands)

Mama’s of the Golden Oldies Group staying at the Atiu Hall

The Prime Minister of the Cook Islands – Honorable Henry Puna, says the government of the Cook Islands’ priority regarding the coronavirus disease pandemic is to protect the public health and safety of its people.

“So far, we have been successful in defending the Cook Islands, keeping us COVID-19 free, and we don’t want to surrender this great effort. One of our priorities is to bring home our people stranded in New Zealand; but we have to do this in a way that keeps the Cook Islands COVID-19 free.”

“We commend the New Zealand Government for their public health measures that have helped us achieve our COVID-19 free status, and we continue to support New Zealand’s efforts in managing their fight against COVID-19.”

“We have some limitations in our health system, for example we do not have longer-term intensive care capability and we have many vulnerable people in our community with underlying diseases for whom contracting COVID-19 could have fatal consequences.”

“Our people who have been caught up in the lockdown in New Zealand are in safe hands and we thank New Zealand for looking after them.”

While the lockdown is still in place, the Head of Te Marae Ora Cook Islands Ministry of Health – Dr Josephine Herman, travelled to New Zealand yesterday.

Speaking from an Auckland Hotel where she is in managed isolation today, Dr Herman commented “our priority is to work with New Zealand officials to firm up the repatriation process for our people who want to return home. In doing so we cannot afford to drop our guard and we need to ensure this process is safe for them and their loved ones in the Cook Islands.”

The Prime Minister continued “we are unwavering in our determination to keep the Cook Islands free of COVID-19. That is why we need to be very very careful about how we manage any repatriations” he said.

“May I remind you that around the world over two million people have been afflicted with this disease, and more than 150,000 have died, and those figures are climbing daily. Can you blame us for wanting to continue to keep our Cook Islands paradise COVID-19 free?

“We must not undermine what we have achieved here in the Cook Islands as a country, through collaboration between our government, traditional leaders, church leaders, Island Councils, the private sector and our communites ‘aka Puna.’ Our unity and faith will continue to keep us safe and resilient as a people and as a nation.

Kua Ᾱru atu te Arataki o te Tua ‘akatanotano ‘I te Ipukarea ‘I te ‘Ᾱkara’anga tei’ Akanoo ‘ia ē Jacinda Adern

Te Motu ko Rakahanga – Tapuahua

Te ‘akakite nei te Arataki ō te tua ‘Akatanotano ‘i te Ipukarea koia te mema ngāteitei ō Rakahanga ‘a Tina Browne ē tē ‘irinaki nei ‘aia ē ka āru te Prime Minister o te Kuki Airani ‘i te ‘ākara’anga tā te Prime Minister ō Aotearoa ‘a Jacinda Adern ‘i rave atu koia ‘oki ‘i te tīpū atu’anga ‘i teta’i tu’anga ō tāna moni Mema Pāramani nō teia’a tāna ē kite atūra ‘i runga ‘i te ‘iti tangata ē rātou tikāi kāre ‘e ‘anga’anga ‘aka’ou ana. Kua ‘akapa’apa’a rāi ‘oki te Mema ō Rakahanga ‘i teia tā Adern ‘i rave atu.

Kua tīpū atu ‘oki ‘a Browne ‘ē 15% ō tāna moni mema Pāramani ‘ē ka ‘akano’o atu ‘aia ‘i tē reira tu’anga moni kia ‘aka’okina ‘iātu ‘ei tauturu atu ‘i teta’i au ‘anga’anga ka anoano tauturu ‘i runga ‘i tōna ‘Enua Rakahanga.

Kua ‘akakite ‘oki ‘a Browne ē kua vao’o atu rāi ‘aia ē na tōna au mema rāi ē kimi atu ‘i tō rātou manako ē mē ka āru atu rātou ‘i tāna ‘i rave mē kāre.

Kua ‘akakite ‘oki ‘aia ē, ‘e ‘aka’ātinga’anga teia nā te Prime Minister ō Aotearoa ‘ei ‘akaari atu ki te ‘iti tangata ē, ka ‘inangaro rāi ‘aia ē koia teta’i ka ‘apai kapiti ‘i teia teia’a te ‘akatupu ‘ia ē teia maki Covoid 19.

‘I roto ‘oki ‘i te ‘akakitekite’anga ā te Tauturu Prime Minister Mark Brown ‘i teia ‘epetoma ‘i topa ake nei ‘i runga ‘i te PMN Cook Islands, ka rauka ‘i te Kavamani ‘i te tauturu atu ‘i te tu’anga ‘anga’anga nō teta’i ngā marama, ināraā me ka roa ‘uātu rāi te tāmanamanata’anga ā teia maki, ka ‘ākara atu ei rātou ē ‘ea’a tā rātou kā rave. Kua ‘akakite rā ‘oki ‘a Tina Browne ē, penei ē, ‘ē ‘ākarakara katoa atu rāi te Prime Minister ē tōna pupu ē pera te au arataki ō teta’i au Tipatimani ō te Kavamani ‘e moni ma’ata ta rātou ē ko’i ra kia tīpū rāi ‘i tā rātou moni ‘anga’anga ‘ei tauturu atu ‘i teta’i au ngā’i ka ‘inangaro ma’ata ‘ia te tauturu.