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.

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Snatched moment ruins victory

Saturday December 20, 2014

Dear Editor,

Congratulations to Tangata Vavia, the confirmed Mitiaro warrior MP and hero of the hour after that historic High Court decision on Tuesday December 16. 

NES sets the record straight

Saturday December 20, 2014

Dear Editor

To put the record straight and correct several assumptions by Ruth Horton in her letter to the editor published in the Cook Islands News (15 Dec 2014) entitled “Prime Minister, please explain…”,

Now you see it, now you don’t

Thursday December 18, 2014

Dear Editor,

Can the Public Service Commissioner please explain to the public why the job advertisement for the Financial Secretary post was published in Cook Islands News one week, then withdrawn the following week?  

Ground Hog Day nightmare at Aroko

Friday December 19, 2014

Dear Editor, 

I read with interest (and agreement) the letter by "frustrated" about the state of the roads on Rarotonga and Infrastructure Cook Islands’ consistently poor reinstatement of local roads. 

Land consultations involve 40 groups

Saturday December 20, 2014

Dear Editor,

I must comment on a few points made in two recently-published letters.

Pensioners face a taxing problem

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Dear Editor,

With Christmas looming and the spirit of festivity in the air, Grey Power members are reminded that exactly one year ago today, December 17, 2013,

No more smears please

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Dear Editor, 

When are the Opposition politicians going to stop their continuous smear campaigns against the government?  

Dear Editor,

I would like to add my voice of concern to the letters written thus far to the editor regarding plans by the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) and Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) to enter onto private land...

Pensioners face a taxing problem

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Dear Editor,

With Christmas looming and the spirit of festivity in the air, Grey Power members are reminded that exactly one year ago today, December 17, 2013, the government of the day sanctioned the illegal and callous raid of $30,000 from the bank accounts of our most vulnerable people. 

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