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Dear Editor, Yesterday’s lead story in your paper stated that the PM received a loan of $18,394 from the Cook Islands Pearl Authority (CIPA) in early 2011 to purchase 1000 emergency floats (later reduced to $17,823 for 31 defective floats).

Voters are disillusioned

Friday May 23, 2014

Dear Editor, The most recent Cook Islands Herald publication suggests that the public turnout to recent political rallies has declined sharply as a result of candidates refraining from handing out “treats” to supporters. 

Dear Editor, Prov 12:10 “A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest act of the wicked are cruel” and on this note I would like to bring to the scrutiny of the public a very distressing incident. 

Dear Editor, As counsel representing the defendant involved in the careless driving charge in Court on 15 May 2014, I wish to set the record straight, there was no alcohol involved. 

Election: Do it in daylight

Monday May 26, 2014

Dear Editor, It is funny to see that some candidates of both major parties sneaked in the dark to put up their advertisement boards.

Basic human rights ignored

Monday May 26, 2014

Dear Editor, I applaud Dr Paula Gerber for voicing her concerns regarding churches and missionaries targeting the Pacific to push their homophobic message regarding the rights of the gay community.

Smokies: Take a closer look

Monday May 26, 2014

The food outlet selling “NZ Mandarins” on special this week should have had a closer look at the labels on the fruit.

Smokies: Plenty of jobs

Thursday May 22, 2014

A smoke signaller can’t understand what yesterday’s Mr Pruner and other pollies are going on about when they say there needs to be more jobs created in the Cook Islands.

Dear Editor, How can Henry Puna still claim that there is no conflict of interest when he himself admitted that he has not been operating his farm since 2010?

It was with great interest that I read JP Tui Short’s (an ex teacher and top Government official) decision to grant name suppression to an ‘elderly’ man who was in court because of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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