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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Lies, damned lies and statistics

Monday August 27, 2018

Dear Editor,

Thank you for publishing the letter from “The Accountant” on August 23 regarding the announced budget surplus.

Dear Editor,

In reply to Roger Malcolm’s letter published in CINews on Friday August 24, 2018, I wonder if Mr Malcom actually read Mata McNair’s first article?

Rarotonga needs outer islands

Friday August 24, 2018

Dear Editor,

Utu Panu seems to have stepped into a hornet’s nest of loathing for the outer islanders.

Outer islands not forgotten

Thursday August 23, 2018

Dear Editor,

A reply to Utu Panu from Nooroa Daniel Kavakura Tuoro.

Dear Editor,

It’s been another magical performance by the Minister of Finance to achieve a record budget surplus for the second year in a row – or has it?

MOP proposal warning misplaced

Wednesday August 22, 2018

Dear Editor,

May I respond to Wellington’s financial guru Kevin Barr’s letter of August 20, headed ‘Sting in the tail’, in which he rings a bell that tolls for us at Merchant of Paradise (MOP) and warning us about “the sting in the tail when borrowing large sums of money from the Chinese”.

Dear Editor,

In his August 16 reply to my original letter concerning outer island expenditure by government, Utu Panu indicates pretty clearly that he doesn’t live in the Pa Enua – he mentions ‘them’ and ‘they’ and ‘these people’, not ‘us’ or ‘we,’ as if he belonged. I wonder whether he even lives in the Cook Islands.

Outer islands fall by the wayside

Tuesday August 21, 2018

Dear Editor,

Nooroa Tuoro (CINews August 20), thinks he is smart or brave for putting his name and blood groups in the newspaper for all to see but really all he is doing is showing off about his heritage and his good fortune for having been born on the right side of the blanket in the Cook Islands.

Dear Editor,

Greetings in the wonderful name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I, pastor Temu Ngarima George, would like to declare that I know nothing about information I have read in CINews by that August 15 was the date declared for the arrival of Christianity to Rakahanga by the people from the islands of Manihiki who came to the Maire Maeva Nui celebrations.

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