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.
It's interesting and intriguing to consider what may really be behind David McNair's criticism of Australian visitor John Hansen (and CINews’) decision to voice his concerns about seabed mining in the Cook Islands.
I wish to comment on several smoke signals and articles in the paper of late that are of particular concern as relates to the sovereignty of the Cook Islands and our engagement with the Peoples Republic of China.
When you go to see your grandchildren’s school prizegiving, you don't want to be there to be rallied into some political smokescreen.
Brent Fisher of the Road Safety Council is a nice man with good intentions.
But unfortunately, once again he is focused on the ambulance at the bottom of the hill, and not the fence at the top of the cliff.
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.
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.