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,

I hope everyone throughout our Te Ipukarea paradise had an enjoyable Christmas and I also trust that we will have a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2019!

Ocean needs our care

Monday December 31, 2018

Dear Editor,

Seabed exploration and exploitation, overfishing, pollution (coastal and habitat destruction), climate change-including warming waters and ocean acidification...

 Dear Editor

This is in the nature of an interim response to Mr Brian Mason's letter to you, published in CINews on December 27 in which he took issue with my earlier two letters on the legitimacy of the Henry Puna government .

Why lawyers aren’t rallying

Thursday December 27, 2018

Dear Editor,

John Scott’s letter in CINews on December 22 challenging the legitimacy of the present government proceeds on the basis of his interpretation of Article 14 (3) (b) of the Constitution, set out in his letter in the Cook Islands Herald of 28 November.

Government’s legitimacy questioned

Saturday December 22, 2018

Dear Editor

The Cook Islands Herald in its issue of November 28, 2018 ran a long letter from me entitled “Do we have a legitimate government?”

As the Cook Islands and the world at large edge towards the end of another year, 2018, the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ reminds us of the ultimate love of our Heavenly Father for all mankind.

In the midst of the happy chaos that is the Christmas season do we make room or have time for Jesus?

The best gift we can give at Christmas is the ‘good news’ that Jesus Christ was born to save and free us from the bondage of sin.

The greatest event in history

Monday December 24, 2018

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). The Birth of this Saviour, Christ the Lord is the Greatest event that has ever occurred in human history. The Bible teaches that all die in Adam our first forebear because of the sin of obedience he committed against his Creator God in the Garden of Eden.

Sharing God’s Christmas greetings

Monday December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays. Which greeting would you prefer?  Most would agree with Merry Christmas!

Have you considered where the idea of God’s Christmas greetings and message comes from? The idea comes from God.

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