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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No fan-fare for pension refund

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Dear Editor,
A landmark event is happening at the Revenue Management Division (RMD) office in Avarua.

The most disciplined team won

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Dear Editor,
Firstly, I congratulate and thank Mike Henry for generously providing photos and news update to your paper during the last two weeks of the Mauke Manea Games.

Action is required, not talk

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Dear Editor,
With the upcoming by-election, the people of Mitiaro are unexpectedly in a position to determine the make- up of the government.

Former Parliamentary Clerk Tupuna Rakanui weighs into the debate on parliamentary process following controversial events at the last sitting.

Dear Editor,
It is timely to provide an update on the status of the New Zealand Superannuation (NZS) and income tax in light of the amendment which was passed by Parliament on 8 October 2014, exempting NZS payments as assessable income for income tax purposes up until 31 December 2012

A legacy of 13?

Monday October 20, 2014

Dear Editor,
The prime minister’s statement of political integrity before political reform, suggests that if and when he has the numbers in the house, he will use it to implement political reform in parts and not in whole, to suit him and his party.

Pot calling the kettle black?

Monday October 20, 2014

Dear Editor,
It was amusing to read the latest headline of PM Puna calling for political ministers to show integrity before reform.

How do you simply tax?

Monday October 20, 2014

Dear Editor,
MFEM’s press release in your paper on Monday October 13 about our 2013 tax review had three paragraphs on intent to review and simplify our tax system.

About two Saturdays ago, we heard of Henry Puna’s road accident on the PM government car on the main road at the Catholic intersection. 

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