Letters to the Editor

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Drink-driving policy murky

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Did you know that we have a zero tolerance policy for drink-driving in the Cook Islands? 

I want to commend Florence Syme-Buchannan on her article about the Wigmores Waterfall Road and the incident involving the two tourists.

There has been a certain amount of negative press with regard to the fee imposed to use the road up to the Papua waterfall (aka Wigmores waterfall).

Another side of Papua road story

Tuesday February 14, 2017

There are always two sides to the story and as one mama said, there are many landowners up in the Papua road area and no-one seems to know where the money is going.  

ICI needs to inform us

Tuesday February 14, 2017

I see from a story in Monday’s paper the Papua waterfall road sign has been re-written and spelt correctly this time.

So when the going gets tough, the PM and DPM appoint a temporary minister to take the flak and to go into battle when it should be them leading the way.

Nurse Practitioners are advanced trained registered nurses with midwifery qualification as well as additional diagnostic and treatment management components in their NP training.

It has been almost eight weeks since Liz Wright-Koteka tendered her resignation as the Chief of Staff for the Prime Minister’s Office. 

How about this then, minister?

Friday February 10, 2017

Dear Environment minister…

Oh no, that’s right, he is also the Agriculture minister and he is too busy testing the latest weed killer to care about the environment. 

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