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Mail: The Editor, Cook Islands News,  PO Box 15, Rarotonga

Fax: (+682 ) 25303

Dear editor,

Anneka Brown (“Are you being squeezed”, Sept 7) highlights government’s clear failure to comprehensively support our planters and farmers, who have worked very hard to contribute to our country’s food security.

Letters: Place $5 bounty on predators

Thursday September 12, 2019

Dear editor,

Staying again in Aitutaki Beach Villas we are concerned about the future of the corals that are suffering since years because of climate changing and the Crown of Thorns Starfish.

Letters: Another pensions raid?

Thursday September 12, 2019

Dear editor

The letter from Roger Malcolm regarding the freeing up of his Cook Islands pension from the Government to be used to pay off the student loan of the Aitutaki Student Doctor loan. 

Letters: Why planting is dying

Wednesday September 11, 2019

Dear editor

It was interesting to see Kiriau Terepu in the paper promoting Agriculture.

Letters: Let he who is without sin

Wednesday September 11, 2019

Dear editor,

On behalf of the Rainbow community (LGBTQI) and with a soft note, we would like to say to Ngarima George – if he is not a sinner himself, he should be throwing the stones on us the parents of these lovely children.

Change the flag or change the name

Tuesday September 10, 2019

Dear editor

The latest $1 billion drug bust aboard a Cook Islands-flagged yacht is one of many strange stories of Cook Islands flags in the papers. 

Letters: Reaching for the stars

Tuesday September 10, 2019

Kia orana editor,

I want to pass on some suggestions for the new name of the Cook Islands and when you guys should announce it, if possible.

Letters: Paying to bring doctors home

Monday September 09, 2019

Kia orana editor,

Recently, New Zealand modified the qualifying rules for their old age pensions (Super).  

Letters: Sinking the Great Fleet

Monday September 09, 2019

Dear editor,

Thank you Papa Ngarima for your response (Letters, Sept 7).

I do indeed claim tupuna status to Ngaputoru, Aitutaki and the Northern Pa Enua to Raiatea and I know from whom I descend and I believe that I stand in a position to be able to talk with some authority on this matter regarding the ‘Great Fleet’.

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