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 plume are acceptable, but the name, address and contact details must be provided to the editor.
THE PROPOSED new fees at the Ministry of Justice are so exorbitant that they would be condemned as “price gouging” and struck down by the official consumer watchdog if it happened in Australia, for example.
IN A recent radio talkback programme, Infrastructure Minister Teariki Heather was praising the virtues of Tonga and their water system, which is entirely self-funded.
I AM concerned about the view of the letter-writer "Realist," who referred to the seabed mining industry as, "an ugly industry such as mining that will undoubtedly destroy our marine environment and marine life or to continue with tourism with has contributed so much to our economic wellbeing".
IT SEEMS VERY weird that just a week after World Clean Up day, that the “On On” team go out and drop shredded paper along the roadside as markers for their trail
IT WAS great to read about the Minister of Finance announcing the $8 million-dollar commitment to the island’s road network over the next four years.
IF IT is true, then news that the Cook Islands government is planning a shark cull in Tongareva, and has supported an ongoing shark cull in Pukapuka, is disgusting.