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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Whale researcher truly cares

Thursday September 03, 2015

Dear Editor,

I have collaborated with Nan Hauser on Oceania humpback whale research for eight years. In those eight years, I have learned many things about Nan.

So where did the money go?

Thursday September 03, 2015

Dear Editor,

In the case of Manihiki getting money from the contingency fund, can we recap what Richard Neves told your paper on August 28?

Flying in style

Thursday September 03, 2015

Dear Editor,

Why are our precious politicians travelling business class to New Zealand? 

Pensioners still doing quite well

Thursday September 03, 2015

Dear Editor,

It may be useful for those living in the Cook Islands and collecting New Zealand pensions to know and understand that:

Time to change the way we vote

Thursday September 03, 2015

Dear Editor,

We expose and complain about the excessive spending and corrupt actions of the leaders of the government, but it is revealing that the Cook Islands Party still says nothing about these  matters at all.

Dear Editor,

I have visited Rarotonga a few times and know great people there who ensure I have a marvellous time on the water while I’m on island, especially as one of my favourite pastimes is trolling or cruising on a boat.

Pension news is gratifying

Wednesday September 02, 2015

Dear Editor,

Re the front page article in CI News on Saturday, I’m gratified to learn that local pension payouts to New Zealand expats may be reviewed by government.

Mysteries surround land deal

Tuesday September 01, 2015

Dear Editor,

It is a mystery that both the PM (who is a lawyer) and Crown Law do not realise that only the court can investigate and decide who the landowners are when dealing with land matters.

Toilet closure needs an explanation

Tuesday September 01, 2015

Dear Editor,

I would like to publicly invite the chief executive or the property manager, or the chairman of the board of Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC), to please explain why the ladies toilets at Raro Fried Chicken, on the Avarua wharf, was locked on Friday and Saturday nights this past weekend.

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