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On Thursday, October 10, I and other current and former Manihikian pearl farmers as well as the retail/wholesale stakeholders attended a Pearl Industry Forum. The Forum was jointly held by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR), at the Sinai Hall.
I am writing to ask that the Department of Agriculture ban the abhorrent use of pesticides and herbicides by market growers in Rarotonga.
I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara O'Neill for the first time earlier this year (“Banned healer breaks silence to protest her innocence”, Oct 22) and communicated with her after that to bring her back again in September this year.
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.
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?
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.
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.