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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Time for new habits around rubbish

Friday February 05, 2016

Dear Editor,

It has been a while since I have written about rubbish in Paradise but thankfully a movement of comment and awareness has been evident since my first protest against the six tonnes of rubbish buried by ICI at the old Turangi recycle centre, (which still has not been removed).

Lillies are okay

Friday February 05, 2016

Dear Editor,

We in the Cook Islands are lucky to have the Natural Heritage Trust where we can get scientific information on our natural environment.

Dear Editor,

It is interesting to see the emotional support for our PM Henry Puna’s nephew for his student loan debt, considering we attended a family meeting for him to acquire land to build units on so he could rent them out.

Tepaki was not bankrupted

Thursday February 04, 2016

Dear Editor,

I refer to your Smoke Signal headed “Pie in the Sky”.

Authorities should show zero tolerance

Thursday February 04, 2016

Dear Editor,

I refer to Saturday’s CI News highlighting the savage beating of a young Cook Islander by a Samoan national Feleti Iona.This person has a history of violent behaviour both on and off the rugby field since he has been in the Cook Islands as his record in the court and disciplinary hearings in both rugby union and rugby league now show. 

Dear Editor,

So a letter writer asks you to publish a photo of this thug and you print a large photo of him with the Prime Minister? Of all the thousands of photos you must have of rugby games, is this the only photo you have of this person?

Minister replies to challenges

Thursday February 04, 2016

Dear Editor,

I would now like to take this opportunity to respond to the questions raised in your newspaper on Friday January 22 by someone who hides behind the name “Get Real” or should I name him “Nit Picker”.

A great initiative

Wednesday February 03, 2016

Dear Editor

Congratulations to Tim Tepaki and company on news of a new airline. What a great initiative on the depopulation issue, and making pa enua travel more affordable.

It was a majority decision

Wednesday February 03, 2016

Dear Editor,

I will ignore all the nasty name calling your correspondent Sholan Ivaiti threw at me in your edition of Saturday the 31st of January. This distorts the picture.

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