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 plumes are acceptable, but the name, address and contact details must be provided to the editor.
There have been many smoke signals lately about people leaving rubbish like disposable nappies and broken glass on our beaches and I suspect the writer of these smoke signals knows who is doing the littering.
My name is Tina Weier. I am a marine biologist who worked for the Cook Islands Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) from June 2012 – October 2014.
Unfortunately a lovely dog recently escaped from the control of an Esther Honey Foundation Clinic volunteer while being pre-medicated in preparation for a de-sexing surgery.
It has been awhile since I have written in on the rubbish situation in Raro and although life goes on, the rubbish remains deep in our soil and our souls.
We at Rotaianga Men's Support Centre totally agree with Debi Futter-Puati's letter to the editor in Monday’s CI News and totally support the comment, ‘How about we begin teaching young (and old) men to know how to function respectfully in their relationships, and to know how to ask for help should they need it’.
I am mindful of the difficult position that many Ministry of Marine Resources staff find themselves in with the current campaign against purse seine fishing.
I want to agree with the Smoke Signaller who wrote in telling the outer islands to live with their voting for the Cook Islands Party and their decisions affecting purse seining.