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.

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My heart cried when I saw the photos and videos via social media, regarding the Tiare Taporo’s current sail to Tongareva.

What desperation could be driving the Puna government’s determination to sign up the Spanish purse seine deal against the wishes of most Cook Islanders?

I refer to your lead article of April 29, headed “Luxury plans for Penrhyn hub” and point out a couple of anomalies?

Once again the government continues to mislead our people by believing they are backing down on charging for water usage and that it will be offered for free.

I have been quiet for a long time, but feel the time has come when I must speak up on the purse seining issue.

Free water great news

Thursday April 28, 2016

It is fantastic news for the country that government has decided not to charge for residential use of water. 

I have just caught another stray cat and Esther Honey has again helped the Cook Islands by desexing it. 

I am responding to correct a “disclaimer” printed in the Cook Islands Herald on April 13, 2016.

Deliberate deception

Tuesday April 26, 2016

That Ministry of Marine Resources secretary Ben Ponia continues to tell untruths about the EU deal just shows he doesn’t have the best interest of the Cook Islands people at heart.

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