FREE FREIGHT NO COINCIDENCE
Giving the whole of the northern islands free passage for Te Maeva Nui is one thing, but offering all return freight for free in an election year is no coincidence. It is no surprise CIP won three of the four seats up north and this gift of free freight, promised before the elections, should be considered along with other accusations of treating.
In the programme for this year’s Ui Ariki and Aronga Mana Day it says that on Mitiaro, traditional leaders will host residents to lunch. But it also says that on Pukuapuka, there will be a sports day for the island’s two districts – and that “the losers will prepare the host for dinner.” This is alarming news, as we thought cannibalism had been banned in the South Pacific for sometime.