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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Dear Editor,

With all the hysteria surrounding the Cook Islands fisheries resources, I thought it was about time for some more sensible discussion without all the emotion. 

Dear Editor

As we all know, the debate about purse seining has been going on for several years now.

In late 2013, the Palmerston Island Council sent a letter to the Prime Minister and their Member of Parliament at that time.

Demo Party conference ‘a farce’

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Dear Editor,

This is an open letter to the Democratic Party.

I am writing out of despair and fading hopes for the future of the party. 

Diving tragedy needs answers

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Dear Editor,

Chip Boyle of Export Aquarium Ltd in Matavera has for decades exported what must by now be millions of dollars’ worth of aquarium fish from the reefs of Rarotonga. 

Result speaks for itself

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Dear Editor,

I find Taoro Brown’s allegation in Saturday’s (March 21) paper to be absurd, ridiculous and groundless.

Long wait for family law change

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Dear Editor, 

The Family Law Bill has been long in the waiting, especially for practitioners in family law and for people caught in custody and children welfare related disputes. 

Call for more tolerance

Monday March 23, 2015

Dear Editor,

Saturday 21 March was designated by the United Nations as Race Unity Day.

Praying to the drumbeat

Monday March 23, 2015

Dear Editor,

Yesterday Sunday morning I heard drumming – which no doubt was associated with the arrival of a cruise ship off Rarotonga – and it made me think about what has happened in the Cook Islands since gaining self-government in 1965. 

Dear Editor,

With all due respect to you Wilkie Rasmussen, your article in CINews on Monday, March 16 mentioned my father, the late Albert Peto Nicholas.  

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