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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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.

Dear Editor,


The conceit of some people knows no boundaries.

Something to ponder

Tuesday November 06, 2018

Dear Editor,

Regarding Tim Tepaki's letter (November 1), stating the editor of CINews had “debunked” my letter about China's Social Credit system, if you are referencing the system's 80 per cent approval, well unsurprisingly that’s how it works Tim.

Dear Editor,

Well, well. The Emperor has no clothes!

Te Tikaanga

Thursday November 01, 2018

Kia orana e te Etita.

Me ka tika iakoe kia tuku atu i toku manako ki roto i taau nuti pepa i te pau atu i te reta a Ata Piakura i tata i te Varaire ra 19 o Okotopa no runga i toku papa ruau a John Salmon Taripo.

China’s social credit system

Thursday November 01, 2018

Dear Editor,

I refer to Alan Clarkson-Dodd’s letter of October 11 headed, “China’s planned ‘Social Credit’ system prompts warning”, in which he maliciously attacked China’s Social Credit system liked by some 80 per cent Chinese to discredit China.

Cemetery holds special memories

Monday October 29, 2018

Dear Editor,

I am writing regarding the Cook Islands News article headlined “Holiday hard work for Aussie couple,” about two people who spent their holiday repairing graves in Nikao cemetery.

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