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An informed opinion on chlorine

Tuesday July 16, 2019

Dear Editor,

 

I am against the chlorination of our water. I have tasted chlorine in drinking water in New Zealand and dislike the smell and taste of it, it’s horrible.

Dear Editor,

Concerning the MPs’ pay rise, here’s a blast from the past.

MPs’ shameful work habits

Monday July 15, 2019

Dear Editor,

The landmark decision to pamper MPs with a whopping $700,000 windfall is absurd and unjustified. They do not deserve it; they did not earn it.

Dear Editor,

A proverb says idle hands are the devils tools. When kids have nothing to do they are more likely to get into trouble. 

Dear Editor, RAT Mave (Letters, July 11) must be commended for illustrating so succinctly what our so-called leaders are about.

Dear Editor, kia orana! I write in reply to Joe Fox, a successful New York businessman (Letters, July 9) who spent only a week visiting our beautiful Cook Islands.

Dear Editor, I agree entirely with your comment (Editorial, July 12) that “most of us know very little about the science behind water disinfection”.

Talbot walks, Puna talks

Friday July 12, 2019

Dear editor,

To the people who find the wage increase of the Cook Islands MPs outrageous I invite you to look at your job, your industry, and figure out what you could do and achieve with an extra $50,000 per year, as Prime Minister Henry Puna gave himself. I invite you to send lists of how $700,000 every year will improve your work, sport and charity.

My 3c worth

Thursday July 11, 2019

Kia orana editor,

I understand that if the Pacific Games event is for an international qualifying event, then ‘open’ eligibility applies (depending on that international federation’s rules). I believe league Nines fulfils this criteria so the majority of both the men’s and women’s teams came from overseas.

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