Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals are remarks and observations that range from the serious to the sarcastic. Typically anonymous, these quips capture the community's notes on life and events in the Cooks, or what's echoing over the Coconut Wireless. Smoke Signals and interesting island photos can be sent by email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or text to 188, or call the newsroom on 22999.

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Friday May 12, 2017

Parking space can be at a premium when there’s a busy day at the court, a smoke signaller says. “However, the problem could be solved if only everyone chose to angle park, rather than park sideways and take up an unfair amount of room.”

Unbelievable. I have never come across such “intentional dishonesty’’ with banks and what they store in their ATM machines.

PM Puna opts to be seen at an Auckland Anzac parade, rather than stay an extra day here in Rarotonga and attend our own fantastic parade, a smoke signaller says.

When it comes to Albert he has cut the grass of whom? John Henry? Fancy the CIP not

On Monday CI News published a letter from Teina Rongo which said he had applied for the position of senior marine ecologist with MMR.

The building at Avatiu designed for cruise passengers to relax in the shade, is well designed and it looks really attractive, a smoke signaller says.

“Soon coming to see us is a delegation from some city in China who want to build a casino,” a smoke signaller says. “Apparently this is being set up by a local man. Can you please tell us if this visit is supported by our government?”

A smoke signaller has stern words for a person driving a white truck belonging to a well-known local company through the Tupapa area at around 9pm yesterday.

Please tell us about it...

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Regarding the “Kia Orana football festival”, it would be great to hear commentators’ moments of joy and excitement at every game,” a smoke signaller says. “Not that rusty boring music which makes the coverage meaningless.”

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