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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Consultation or slick sales pitch?

Monday February 04, 2019

Dear Editor,

The deep seabed minerals consultation held in Mauke last week leaves me asking, yet again, ‘what should a consultation look like?’ The dictionary says, in short, ‘A consultation is a meeting to deliberate a matter. Deliberate means to weigh up both sides.’

Calling for integrity and values

Friday February 01, 2019

Dear Editor,

Truth Seeka's letter in CINews in Tuesday’s edition, wrongly and irrationally criticised Demo leader Tina Browne and Ngatangiia's Demo MP Tamaiva Tuavera and was cowardly.

Dear Editor:

The work Punanga Tauturu Inc (PTI) does is so important.

People like Rebeka Buchanan are vital to a community; I know for a fact she gives people in dangerous relationships a place to go even when PTI has no funding.

Integrity has no place in politics

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Dear Editor,

Mrs Tina Browne seems to have mistaken the realm of politics for that of a place where devious is frowned upon.

Are threats cause of betrayal?

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Dear Editor,

The question that has to be addressed is whether Te-Hani Brown was threatened by the CIP government and pressured into betraying her voters.

Time to change name

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Dear Editor,

Congratulations to Queen Pa Marie Ariki for taking the lead to re-start the discussions of changing the name of our nation – sorry, changing the Maori name of our nation - “Kuki Airani.”

Dear Editor,

Merchant of Paradise (MOP) leader Tim Tepaki's letter in CINews’ Saturday issue was strange in criticising me rather than debating the relevant issues I raised. I laughed after reading his reply, and really had no intention of replying, but I realised that my reply is not just for Tepaki’s benefit, but also for those, who like me, wish he’d stop flogging his dead horse!

Dear Editor,

May I suggest to the ghosts occupying Papa Williams and using him to write their ghost stories, making him look bizarre-plus, that they stop it!

If they don’t, I will get the Bishop to perform an exorcism on Papa!

Dear Editor,

Tim Tepaki’s letter in CINews on January 8, criticising Demo Opposition parliamentary leader Junior Maoate's comments regarding the story headlined, “Demos call for due diligence on MOP plan" as “bizarre”, are in themselves very strange – and bizarre.

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