Letters to the Editor

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Letters: Restructuring consulate

Saturday October 26, 2019

What we need here in New Zealand for our Cook Islands families is a strong social service with qualified and passionate people who are able to assist and support in all areas whether it be health, housing, work and income, police.

Letters: Clutching at straws

Friday October 25, 2019

Dear editor,

Government’s obvious United Nations aspirations leading to loss of New Zealand citizenship for all Cook Islanders here and abroad ... for what real and tangible benefits?

Dear editor,

It was a proverbial dark and stormy night when we heard a pitiful mewling. There under the hibiscus bush near the back door was a bedraggled kitten.

Letters: Fatal gastro outbreak

Wednesday October 23, 2019

Kia orana editor,

I wrote (Letters, Aug 10) that many people in area from Betela meeting house, through Kavera, Aroa and Rutaki to Vaimaanga, became sick after drinking water conveyed in a new pipeline in 1964.

Letters: Time to wise up or wash away

Wednesday October 23, 2019

Dear editor,

It seems to me that quite a few people in Rarotonga have become complacent about cyclone preparedness.

Barbara O’Neill has been investigated by the New South Wales Health Care Complaints Commission and is permanently prohibited from providing any health services, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Letters: Building more hotels

Tuesday October 22, 2019

Kia orana editor

The economist may have “overlooked” asking local’s their opinions however, what they’re saying is not damning our market but more of a warning.

Dear editor,

We read a very interesting report in the Cook Island News about Dr Teina Rongo’s tour of Mitiaro’s reefs and what is going on with eradicating Crown of Thorns starfish there (October 9, 2019).

Dear editor,

Police spokesperson Trevor Pitt (“Police discuss inquest into missing boy”, Oct 14) mentioned there were “legal complications” in investigating the death of a missing person, as they could not be formally declared dead for 7 years.

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