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,

In 1964 I started work in New Zealand, doing two jobs and paying tax accordingly.

Dear Editor,

The last time I directed a question through this column to the minister of finance (CINews February 12, 2018), it related to migrant workers and their superannuation rights.

Dear Editor,

Your page one story in CINews, May 17, reviews some of the recommendations of the 1998 report of the Commission of Review into electoral matters.

Dear Editor,

If the Minister of Finance really believed his own spin that we are all doing so well and “many Cook Islanders are making more money than before”, then why did the government give a few taxpayers a state handout by writing off their core taxes?

Don’t ask for a free ride

Monday May 21, 2018

Dear Editor,

Recently the Grey Power has had ads playing on TV asking that they don’t get taxed.

Dear Editor,

Faith is a powerful word that is embedded in the Holy Bible.

Dear Editor,

Grey Power members who get the New Zealand pension - double the pension I receive as a Cook Islander, want their pension paid here in the Cook Islands, but don’t want to pay tax.

Dear Editor,

Last week I underwent a small surgical procedure at Rarotonga hospital which involved going to theatre and having to be anesthetised.

Dear Editor,

As an 82-year-old pensioner myself, I couldn't agree less with this Grey Power view that pensioners shouldn’t have to pay tax.

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