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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Wet suit no use without other bits

Saturday September 15, 2018

Dear Editor,

As a recipient from Aitutaki of the Marine Resources fishing grant this year, I am very disappointed with how they have approved my fishing grant.

MOP developer takes aim at airfares

Friday September 14, 2018

Dear Editor,

I read with interest the article on the front page of CINews, which was a “talk up” of pa enua visitors by old acquaintance Ewan Smith of Air Raro, with Roger Malcolm of Atiu and Halatoa Fua of Cook Islands Tourism contributing. The article was headed “Pa Enua visits on the up and up” and quoted Ewan as saying, “Maybe the cost of airfares is not such a factor”.

Drawing a line...

Thursday September 13, 2018

Dear Editor,

Thank you to Jackie Tuara for presenting some of the evidence we have been looking for.

Tangi ke, tangi ke, tangi ke rava

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

I have been following with interest the missives in CINews regarding the culture of facial tattoos in the Cook Islands.

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.

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