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,

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.

E te Etita,

Kare e kai nga manga kare e tutaki ko te tero,  e pute moni na te Kavamani,  no te te akatupu anga e te tutaki anga i tana au angaanga no te iti tangata mei te paruru e te rapakau anga maki, te tua o te apii, e te akava.

Finance minister Mark Brown’s comments in a story headed, “Prospering well under CIP”, in CINews on Tuesday May 8 need a serious fact check.

Dear Editor,

I couldn't agree more with Des Eggleton on the introduction of Occupational Health and Safety to the Cook Islands. 

Dear Editor,

There simply has to be a change of government after the election on June 14.

Dear Editor,

In 1977-78, I was a member of the crew of the British yacht Debenhams, participating in the second Whitbread Round the World Race (these days called the Volvo Ocean Race), joining a fleet of 14 other participants. The yachts raced Portsmouth - Cape Town - Auckland - Cape Horn - Rio - Portsmouth.

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