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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Sharing God’s Christmas greetings

Monday December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays. Which greeting would you prefer?  Most would agree with Merry Christmas!

Have you considered where the idea of God’s Christmas greetings and message comes from? The idea comes from God.

TMV shines spotlight on our leaders

Friday December 21, 2018

Dear Editor,

Last Thursday's CINews headline “China contract ‘disappoints’ DPM” stated: “DPM Mark Brown says it's disappointing the Cook Islands government entered into a contract with the Chinese contractor for the Te Mato Vai” - (TMV) Stage One Project. The costs for the project were initially estimated to be $60m, but have since blown out to $90m.

Confronting the curse of ‘P’

Wednesday December 19, 2018

Dear Editor,

I want to congratulate Tamaiva Tuavera for speaking out about the dangers of the drug methamphetamine (also called “meth” or “P”).

A key priority for my fellow Pacific Leaders and negotiators attending the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), is accessing climate finance, across all finance mechanisms of the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement.

Dear Editor,

The letter by “Teariki Terotero”, headlined, “Is this the end of the Demo Party?” in CINews on December 6 really cracked me up.

That’s because truth be known, it really should have been headlined, “Is this the end of the CIP government?”

Dear Editor,

Sorry, but Mrs Hosking (CINews December 10). does not speak for all Maukeans.

Dear Editor,

We now hear rumours about the government having plans for a $40 million building project which apparently will be designed to have offices for all departments in one place.

Atiu row from another viewpoint

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

In response to the letter in CINews on December 10 regarding Apii Porio’s suspension, now that Porio has decided to take this to the media, I can set the record straight for your readers.

Suspensions cause upsets on Atiu

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Dear Editor,

On September 28, 2018, the newly appointed manager for Agriculture in Atiu, Tereapii Porio Maka Kea and the executive officer¬ for the Atiu Island government, Maara Tairi received letters of suspension from the mayor, Upokoina Mokoroa.

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