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.
William Framhein enquired in a letter published in CINews on Saturday as to the whereabouts of the tractor and the agricultural machinery donated by the Chinese government.
I have just finished reading a book on sugar written by Damon Gameau, the same man who made the film on sugar that was shown in schools not so long ago.
We may be world leaders in our bid to be self-sustainable by 2020, but when it comes to protecting our lagoons and island from plastic pollution we are our own worst enemies.
It might be a good time for all the parties involved to take a step back and think carefully before further antagonising an already difficult situation.
The letter by Grass Cutter headlined ‘Wannabe PM insults our intelligence’, in last Saturday’s CI News needs to be acknowledged positively in terms of its balance and accuracy.
It was interesting to hear on Wednesday morning’s Radio Cook Islands-RNZ International and Pacific News report, comments attributed to Senator Concerta Fierravanti-Wells, Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific.
Thomas Wynne's column is the one thing I do look forward to read in the paper each week. It’s typical of papa'a like David McNair to run down our people like that.