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A couple of observations on recent matters.
An interesting story (“Cooks burgeoning public service back where it started,” June 4) again raises the question, what is the size and annual cost of our public service?
As a permanent taxpaying resident of 44 years, and a long-term New Zealand Aotearoa citizen and Cook Islands family resident, plus taxpaying New Zealand pensioner, here in Aitutaki/Araura Enua, I have the right to comment about the (as yet limited) government-approved health ministry Te Marae Ora Rarotonga-only influenza vaccinations.
In the matter of an article you published May 27 headlined “Cop v cop”, this letter is being forwarded to put the record straight over criticisms aimed at the Police Service.
In the current global recession, most responsible Governments’ have initiated or brought forward infrastructure and capital development programs besides social and unemployment programs, for two reasons.
Minister Mark Brown says a moratorium on seabed mining “would bring research on our mineral resources to a standstill”. This is untrue.