[PS Commissioner-Mr Russell Thomas] "Happy New Year 2020. Welcome back everyone to reality. I am sure many have enjoyed their festive season break with families here as well as those abroad. While we are still settling in for another year of work, allow me just to remind us of our sole purpose, and that is to serve - which is why we are called ‘public servants’, serving our people with honesty and respect. We must value the fact that our service to our people needs to be fair, equitable and accountable, intertwined with our unique Cook Islands spirit and culture. These values should underpin our service and it is important that it be visible and action-oriented. Let us, in this new year - 2020 strive and aspire to achieve ‘excellence in service’. I look forward to another productive year in 2020. Meitaki Atupaka e kia Manuia I teia Mataiti Ou – Te Atua te aroa."
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