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