Letters to the Editor

Letters are one of the most important parts of the paper because this is where the community has a chance to have its say. All letters to the editor received will generally be published, provided they are not defamatory or are covering exactly the same ground by the same writer.

Non du plume are acceptable, but the name, address and contact details must be provided to the editor.

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Kia Orana Editor,

On behalf of the Koutu Nui - we agree with the views expressed by Ellena Tavioni in her letter to the CI News.

Dear Editor,

A recent documentary I watched made reference to the “Lapita Tribe of people” from the island of Papua New Guinea, a hardy race of people who travelled the vast oceans thousands of years ago.

Embrace islands in name change

Monday March 11, 2019

Dear Editor,

Please allow me to raise some concerns of mine with regards to the issue of a name change for our country. 

Protect our traditional customs

Friday March 08, 2019

Dear Editor,

Last year a decision by the Privy Court in London disrespected our Cook Islands Traditional Land Customs and allowed a non-blood adopted child land rights in his adopted father’s family land. 

Have an opinion, but don’t abuse

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Dear Editor,

That letter in the Monday paper was a good attempt to put down the efforts in Atiu of the Brown family.

Big thank-you to two MPs

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Dear Editor,

Dear Editor,

Former Demo MP Te-Hani Brown’s lesson to learn from her brief sojourn into politics is quite simple: “Get into politics for the right reasons, not the wrong reasons!”

Glassie ‘a humble man’

Monday March 04, 2019

Dear Editor,

In your newspaper dated February 25, minister Mark Brown publicly admitted how easy it is for the Cook Islands Party-led coalition government and Te-Hani Brown to waste public money on by-elections when he said if the Demos really care about the cost to the country, they should leave the seat unopposed.

Change the helmet law

Monday March 04, 2019

Dear Editor,

Amazing to see that the Police are on to the wedding scammers. Good job!

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