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When a law is finalised, don’t you think it should cover all aspects of why this is created and implemented?

It’s a responsibility to write, and to have those words published; in fact it is a privilege. Opinion pieces, don’t need always allow for academic scrutiny, though one would expect that opinion is measured, thoughtful, reflective, and pointed, addressing the issue rather than the person or persons.

I was born in the 1940s in Rarotonga. I came to school in New Zealand when I was 17 and for several reasons and my health I am still here.

Dear editor, Both Niue and Cook Islands have New Zealand passports and extensive links with that warrant some form of exemption to allow travel from New Zealand.

It’s no laughing matter at all Kata, when our dear Honourable Prime Minister Henry Puna together with his humble and beautiful wife Akaiti Puna announced he would step out of being Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, to try to apply for another more challenging regional position as Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum.

Dear editor, I appreciate and understand the concerns of some people regarding the risks of us getting the coronavirus here in the Cook Islands if we open our borders to New Zealanders – however this decision should be based on known facts.

Dear editor,

I think it is timely to remind ourselves that our relationship with New Zealand is a two way street.

Kia orana, ​

I thought the articles on the prime minister, the leader of the opposition, and the Democratic Party's Titikaveka MP in your paper last week, re their respective positions on the motorcycle helmet law, were great. ​

Dear editor,

I believe John Makuru is at fault (“Who Polices the Police,” June 6), causing the motor vehicle accident he was involved in outside Charlie’s café in Titikaveka.

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