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The main articles in Wednesday and Friday’s Cook Islands News made reference to an official government report, which is the recently released 2017/2018 Half-year Economic and Fiscal Update. It states:

Proposal to rename the kura

Monday January 22, 2018

On the sad occasion of the passing of Ada Rongomatane Ariki, I would like to recall her lead role in bringing the kura, or Rimatara lorikeet, back to Atiu after an absence of more than 200 years.

Demos can’t have it both ways

Monday January 22, 2018

The Demo party leader Tina Browne talks about government’s “senseless spending” and [not considering] “options available to cut down expenses” (CI News 20 January).

Goodness me!

FIRSTLY, compliments of the season to one and all. May 2018 bring us all that we wish for and more, and may God bless our paradise again!

I WAS quite astounded by two items in your paper this week: Mark Brown’s incredible outburst defending the association with China by attacking our closest friends, New Zealand and Australia with his insulting and petulant demand that they would ‘have to do a little bit more... to maintain their presence etc...” and then Wilkie Ras-mussen’s column, “Cook Islands on rocky road to UN seat bid’ in Monday’s issue.

Police criticised

Friday January 19, 2018

On Wednesday around midday in the blazing sun, there was a long build-up of frustrated and flustered motorists around Avatiu port. 

First, a response to your letter writer yesterday about Kata's cartoon and a so-called Demo voter.

I don’t subscribe to Mark Brown's “ping-pong politics” nor do I respond to innuendo.

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