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.
Issues raised by the unnamed writer of the letter in Monday’s paper headlined, “Fair treatment seems lacking in market plans”, cannot go uncontested because many of their claims stated as fact are blatantly incorrect and border on being slanderous.
Tim Tepaki's letter to the editor of CI News of September 11 is a fine example of what MOP supporter Mata Tutai was talking about, regarding my recent letter to CINews that was critical of this $300 million "soft loan development fund", purportedly for the MOP Juggernaut's explicit use, as already explained by Tim Tepaki.
Mark Short has commented on the need to reduce the fines and penalties faced by convicted drunk drivers from 12 months’ licence suspension to three months, due to it being a burden on family members getting the offenders to work etc.