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Better quality of life for our people – Tribute to the late Nandi Glassie

Written by Tauraki Rongo This week we celebrate the life of one of our greatest leaders, Dr Joseph Williams. As the event began to shape up through the last two to three weeks planning, I suddenly realised that two great leaders that the Cook Islands have ever had passed at the same time. I believe …

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Lasskohl Visuals – “The best camera is the one in your pocket”

If you’ve been following the Pink Shirt Day Campaign, you would have seen five videos, each with their own message of encouragement, hope, understanding, and support to stand up against bullying. Capturing those stories would not have been possible without Lasskohl Visuals, owned and operated by Luke Siaki. Here is their story. “Lasskohl Visuals was …

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The Lucky Times, 7 October 2020 – Palmerston Lucky School Newsletter

Principal’s Greetings This term saw the completion of new student gardens, the clam survey, a focus on study skills, International Literacy Week, drumming classes, learning about food security and food miles, what goes into making a t-shirt and a unit of work on advertising. Students are learning critical thinking skills, gaining an understanding of environmental …

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Pink-shirt day “if my dad finds out about it, he’d give me a hiding for not being man enough to stand up to these bullies”

Written by Tauraki Rongo I watched some of the productions done by our youth towards Pink shirt day. So this is all about bullying right? Trying put an end to bullying because of the mental health consequences suffered by some victims. Some really good stuff came out. I love the testimonies shared by some people …

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Opposition Party Leader Hon Tina Browne said they will not support the To Tatou Vai Bill

Written by Florence Syme-Buchanan – Opposition Media Release Cook Islands Opposition leader Tina Browne has said they will not support the passage of the To Tatou Vai Authority Bill through Parliament if it remains in its current form. “There is no way that the Democratic Party Opposition will support the bill the way it is …

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Official Launch of the Cook Islands Language Commission NZ – “Are Taunga”

Saturday 2nd August 2020, saw the launching of the Are Taunga as part of the Opening to the Cook Islands Language Week. The Are Taunga forms the head of a proposed structure to oversee the development of a holistic approach to reviving Cook Islands language in New Zealand. CIDANZ Language & Cultural Lead Tauraki Rongo …

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