Demo leader playing his old game

Tuesday August 01, 2017 Published in Smoke Signals

Good to see Smiley Heather living up to his name and his old “say nothing” game as Demo Leader.  One has to ask is his silence a way of supporting his brother DPM Teariki Heather of the CIP?

 

ONE SIZE FITS ALL

Four officials and one tiny athlete to the Commonwealth Youth Games all wore the same sized shirts! I am in the wrong sports code. We need a team of 20 athletes to travel overseas, and we never get a cool destination like the Bahamas. Where do I sign up?

CHINA FIRST

Puna is like Henry Ford these days, he will give away the Cook Islands to any country in the world so long as it’s China. How come other donating countries like India and Japan don’t get multi entry visas?

ROAD MARKING DODGY

Driving the past week in the heavy rain at night I found it so impossible to see, and the new painted lines offered no help because they don’t shine in the dark. In some places they are already worn through to the metal. If you are going to do a job do it with the proper road marking paint, it’s our people’s safety you are cutting costs on.

GOOD START FOR CRIMES BILL

The new crimes bill is off to a good start with the select committee headed by none other than an MP whose status is allegedly illegal. Will political cheating and corruption be added to the bill? Will the PM’s promise of a referendum be accountable in the court of law when the result is not what he wanted?

HORSE HAS BOLTED

You are barking up the wrong Street David if you think apologising now will work. The horse has bolted, the customer is gone, and more than 20 have been told.

SOLD OUT YEARS AGO

No chance us losing our culture to tourism because we sold out years ago when our local dishes became chow mein and chop suey, potato mayonnaise and canned beef.

LEAF BLOWING CULTURE

Visitors come to Rarotonga for the beauty peace and quiet and there is a lot of use of leaf blowers. Whenever you go around the afternoon there are usually young men using noisy leaf blowers. It isn’t a cultural thing. While Rarotonga is trying to show its traditions and heritage, the leaf blowers are not cultural. The noise spoils the peace

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