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,

Reading the Friday, May 4 issue of the CINews daily paper, caretaker PM Puna typically displays his usual arrogance, with gloating approval of his CIP government’s appalling track record over the past seven years, his very own comments becoming an open and scathing indictment of past and current incompetencies as government.

Dear Editor,

Through your newspaper I would like to convey our thanks to the wonderful staff at the Rarotonga Hospital for their recent treatment of my wife.

Govt ignores the majority

Friday May 11, 2018

Dear Editor,

A number of decisions made by this present government over the last two terms of parliament have affected some, if not all Cook Islanders and were enacted despite serious protestations from various sectors of the public.

Voters should ponder issues

Friday May 11, 2018

Dear Editor,

During a visit to Rarotonga a couple of years ago, landowners from Manihiki threatened the government that damage would be carried out on newly installed solar panels on their island if they were not given lease or rent monies while they were in Rarotonga.

Tax question wrong: Beer

Thursday May 10, 2018

Dear Editor,

The question posed by the letter-writer “Making it Happen,” (page 4) in today’s CINews, is wrong.

Our friend Wilkie Rasmussen has decided to question the Cook Islands Party and its unity.

Demos need to do better

Wednesday May 09, 2018

Dear Editor,

In her weekly article last Saturday, the leader of the opposition, Tina Browne, claimed she had “a team of people ready to tackle the fundamental issues that will generate growth and make people prosperous”.

Real problem with the roads

Wednesday May 09, 2018

Dear Editor,

Just like no one wants to talk about the root cause of climate change – too many humans – no one on Rarotonga wants to talk about the root cause of the chaos on our roads – too many vehicles.

Tikaanga a te iti tangata

Wednesday May 09, 2018

Kia Orana Etita,

Te ariki nei au i te au manako tei akaari ia mai e Thomas i roto i tana tata’anga no runga i te “tika’anga a te iti tangata” inara, i toku manako kare tona au manako i oonu meitaki.

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