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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Dear Editor,

Tomorrow my wife and I are returning to New Zealand but before going wish to publicly express our appreciation to the many wonderful people we have met during our stay here on Rarotonga. 

Dear Editor,

May I suggest that the Cook Islands Investment Corporation check whether the Minister of Finance's office has enough wall space to accommodate what I perceive as a growing siege mentality reaction operating there, so he can frame and hang his gems of, “Things I wish I had never said,” to shine as a beacon to remind him of the folly of shooting from the hip.

Deep sea mining: Riches or ruin?

Monday November 19, 2018

Dear Editor,

The government is in raptures as they prepare for a bonanza of riches that they hope will flow from deep sea mining in our exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Dear Editor,

This is an invitation for the Minister of Finance and aspiring prime minister, Mark Brown to come clean and be honest with the general public.

Muri Lagoon concerns clarified

Friday November 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

In response to the November 14 letter to the editor titled, “Algal bloom issue due to groundwater”,

The Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai project team (PMU) would like to thank the anonymous, concerned environmentalist who wrote in support of our recent environmental study.

Algal bloom issue due to groundwater

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Dear Editor,

The presentation by the team at Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai had surprising new scientific data from their study of the Muri area.

More on occupiers’ legal rights

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Kia orana Editor,

As a follow up to the letter in CINews on Monday November 12, here is a more formal explanation of the legal rights of the occupiers as opposed to the customary rights of the Atu Enua on Taura Oire properties.

Land court rules on Taura Oire

Monday November 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

There have been a number of cases in relation to house sites on Taura Oire land that have been contested in the Land Court in the past year or so. The following is intended for the general information of the Iti Tangata in relation to Taura Oire.

Ngati Arera connection explained

Friday November 09, 2018

Dear Editor,

I read a story in CINews on Saturday November 3, in which Liam Kokaua asked the public for any history or korero concerning Ngati Arera.

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