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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Trouble looms in paradise

Tuesday November 21, 2017

I wish to comment on Stephen Lyon’s letter in CINews on Friday November 17.

The public debate that took place when our Fearless Leaders in parliament indicated that they would try, a second time, to introduce legislation in respect of the wearing of crash helmets was a profound debate.

Curb on tourism wrong solution

Thursday November 16, 2017

There has been much in the news since Member of Parliament, Selina Napa said we need to restrict the growth of tourism for the sake of our environment.

Continuity plan vital for survival

Thursday November 16, 2017

In the wake of the Bluesky fire at Aroa, occasional columnist “Unionist” turns his attention to the need for all businesses to have a continuity plan.

Clinic issues aired

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Esther Honey acknowledges the contributions made by Jo Taylor Kupu during her tenure as Practice Manager at the EHF clinic. 

Please stop picking on young riders

Tuesday November 14, 2017

The police blitz on our well-behaved students riding their motorcycles to school in the morning is absolutely criminal. 

Some thoughts on controlling tourism

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Some time ago I sent a letter to the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, telling them that I had raised questions about the island’s water and sanitation systems at the Muri Te Mato Vai meeting.

New schools are not up to scratch

Monday November 13, 2017

Driving around the two new schools that are being built on the island, you have to ask who designed them and who in the Cook Islands agreed to them. 

A few weeks ago there was a news clip on TV showing the acting secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs extolling the virtues of a gift of land earmarked for an old people’s home on Rarotonga.

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