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,

Aue taue, those slimy Demos are up to it again…trying to slither their way into the minds and hearts of some of the Cook Islands Party MPs by offering them like the serpent of old, a bite of the apple if they will just betray their people and come to the dark side.

Dear Editor,

There seems to be some confusion regarding the front page story in CINews on September 4 headed “First step for planned resort”.

Demos the really slippery ones...

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Dear Editor,

I see the unhappy Demo supporters are already on the attack, accusing our Cook Islands Party leader of being a “slippery eel”.

Dear Editor,

Merchant of Paradise (MOP) director of developments, Tim Tepaki, has released some of the financial details involved in tourism developments proposed in MOP’s $300 million Paradise Prosperity Plan to develop resorts on the outer islands.

Black-streaked faces not so ‘fake’

Thursday September 06, 2018

Dear Editor,

I read with interest the comments made by letter writer “Ie-ko-ko” in Monday’s CINews with regard to the “black streaked faces” seen in some Te Maeva Nui performances last month.

Rugby game result not straightforward

Thursday September 06, 2018

Dear Editor,

Last Saturday afternoon (September 1), I watched the Avatiu-Titikaveka senior rugby match at Avatiu.

Dear Editor,

Are reo tupuna/pe'e performances at Te Maeva Nui the Cook Islands version of the Black & White Minstrel show?

Dear Editor,

Recently a letter was published regarding the shortage of long term accommodation on Rarotonga, which restricts the availability of accomodation for foreign workers.

Life jacket police needed here too

Monday September 03, 2018

Dear Editor,

How many tourists will have to die before the helmet police step in and put life jackets on every tourist that comes to Rarotonga and puts their feet in the water? 

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