Regarding the letter from Joe Ngatae, written succinctly in Maori and published in CINews on September 20, I would like to point out that I have resided in the Cook Islands for 45 years.
In response to the letter in CI News on September 20 by Joe Ngatae:
I was saddened to read through your paper and find no mention or acknowledgement that today (September 21) is designated as United Nations World Peace Day.
If the tax department wants to collect more tax they could try being a little friendlier by removing the pot plants from outside their new office. They have blocked off one of the in-demand temporary parking spots for people checking their mail.
Issues raised by the unnamed writer of the letter in Monday’s paper headlined, “Fair treatment seems lacking in market plans”, cannot go uncontested because many of their claims stated as fact are blatantly incorrect and border on being slanderous.
I write in defence of local chickens.
We see that the Environment Service is calling for submissions on an EIA for the significant expansion of the Club Raro resort.
Tim Tepaki's letter to the editor of CI News of September 11 is a fine example of what MOP supporter Mata Tutai was talking about, regarding my recent letter to CINews that was critical of this $300 million "soft loan development fund", purportedly for the MOP Juggernaut's explicit use, as already explained by Tim Tepaki.