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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A moment to relish shattered

Friday February 22, 2019

Dear Editor,

Former Demo MP Te-Hani Brown’s election success in 2018 as the Cook Islands’ youngest ever elected MP for Areora-Tengatangi-Ngatiarua in Atiu, was a historical moment to savour for her family and friends.

Enticing deal for new MP

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Dear Editor,

Reading the news in the papers following Mangaia's newly elected Demo MP Agnes Armstrong's by-election success, deputy prime minister Mark Brown was clearly the first cab off the ranks with the shocking news of Demo MP Te-Hani Brown's defection to the CIP coalition government.

Voters must boot out vaka jumpers

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Dear Editor,

It is very disgusting to see how our new crop of politicians is behaving.

Support for burials at sea

Monday February 11, 2019

Dear Editor,

I wish to refer to the Clerk of the House of Ariki’s comments on TV where he says the House of Ariki disapproves of burials at sea because it goes against Cook Islands custom and that government should move to block this by legislation.

Beautiful letter to fallen CI son

Thursday February 07, 2019

I am very honored to send you the letter to Kiro that I wrote myself and that I read during the special remembrance for Kiro Adam. I am very grateful to get to know the beautiful people of the Cook Islands better and that I have become a small part of this beautiful chain of remembrance. Love from Flanders! - Marijke Vandevyvere

Toxic materials – burn or dump?

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Dear Editor,

For some years I have argued the merits of burning or dumping toxic materials, as have a number of other concerned residents – especially our esteemed Dr George Ngaei.

Absence of integrity in Govt

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Dear Editor,

Re: CINews letter by Truth Seeka last week “Integrity has no place in politics”.

It openly and clearly spells out and reinforces the problem with our country’s social, financial and political conscience under this government.

Consultation or slick sales pitch?

Monday February 04, 2019

Dear Editor,

The deep seabed minerals consultation held in Mauke last week leaves me asking, yet again, ‘what should a consultation look like?’ The dictionary says, in short, ‘A consultation is a meeting to deliberate a matter. Deliberate means to weigh up both sides.’

Calling for integrity and values

Friday February 01, 2019

Dear Editor,

Truth Seeka's letter in CINews in Tuesday’s edition, wrongly and irrationally criticised Demo leader Tina Browne and Ngatangiia's Demo MP Tamaiva Tuavera and was cowardly.

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