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.

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Water intake situation updated

Friday March 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

Wednesday’s report about our national goals was very timely indeed. It reminded me to write an update of Te Mato Vai discussions from the point of view of landowners of certain intakes.

Dogs shot for a reason...

Friday March 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

Regarding the letter to the editor of CI News claiming that dogs are “private property”, police do not destroy dogs without reason.

National Environment Service (NES) director Joseph Brider has responded to a letter in Thursday’s CINews regarding the development of the Ocean Escape property on the Turangi-Matavera boundary.

Dear Editor,

James Beer wrote an open letter to the prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern which was published in CINews on Saturday. 

In Saturday’s CI News, James Beer touched on the subject of electoral reform. He said, “the most effective way for equity to be achieved is to remove from our Constitution the ability of Members of Parliament to decide the composition of parliament.”

Researching lime juice

Thursday March 15, 2018

I am doing some research on export of lime juice from the Cook Islands in the 19th century.

Recently I was passing by the Ocean Escape property on the Turangi Matavera boundary. 

The sign says “(a red circle with a red diagonal line through it) under construction” which I took to mean “not under construction.”

Police have no right to kill dogs

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Dear Editor,

I refer to your article a couple of weeks ago about the dogs that were allegedly killed by the police.

‘Truth and terrible error’

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Dear Editor,

I read the letter written by Lily Henderson regarding Mormons and Pastor Ngarima George.

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