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.
MMR warned the audience at recent public meetings that they will license purse seining ships to take 30,000 tonnes of skipjack a year from Cook Islands waters.
How exciting to hear busy phone lines on Thursday morning's CI Radio talkback and these were all concerned Cook Islanders speaking up.
There have been numerous letters to the editor over the past couple of months criticising Tamaiva Tuavera, the Member of Parliament for Ngatangiia.
It continues to baffle me that the Public Service Commissioner thinks that Ben Ponia's unacceptably bad behaviour when representing the country at a very important, high-level international fisheries meeting in Auckland earlier in the year was blown out of proportion.
Ki te Etita,
I te Varaire ra 17 Aperira i runga i te ratio porokaramu a te Minita ngateitei Teariki Heather, kua tuatua aia e, ko teia anga'anga e patoi'anga e te mati a te Varaire ra 24 o Aperira, na te au papaa teia i akatupu, e kare na te Maori, ko to tatou iti tangata Maori kare ratou e rave ana i teia anga'anga.