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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Problems take glitter off party

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Dear Editor,

While we celebrate our 50th anniversary of self-government, there is plenty to be happy about and plenty to reflect upon.

Why the hurry, you speedsters?

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Dear Editor,

To ‘Frustrated’, the writer of the letter headlined ‘Slow drivers cause frustration’.

Dismal playground looks dangerous

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Dear Editor,

I have recently returned from a family holiday in Aitutaki.

Thanks to Te Maeva Nui team

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Dear Editor,

Congratulations to our Prime Minister  Henry Puna, his cabinet ministers, the government ministries involved with Te Maeva Nui 2015, Nick Henry and his team for the 50th celebrations, our wonderful sponsors – CITC, BCI, Blue Sky, and many other sponsors, the media, and last but not least, our people of the Cook Islands. 

Dear Editor,

I have noted with interest the style of written articles by Rashneel Kumar in Cook Islands News, in particular the recent ones on Lee Harmon and soccer in the Cook Islands or Cook Islands Football Association. 

Dear Editor,

I find myself in an unusual position of agreeing with our PM Henry Puna about the Ariki needing to live on the island with the people they are accountable for.  

Five make debut at big launch

Friday July 24, 2015

Five stunning young woman made their debut at the MCIPA Miss Cook Islands 2015 launch on Wednesday night.

Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to the public outcry to the ‘frivolous’ spending by Government on the purchase of 20 VIP vehicles to be used during the celebration of our 50th anniversary of self-government.

Dear Editor,

We take great exception to Tuesday’s front page article suggesting that outer islanders from the northern group have brought sickness to Rarotonga and the public should take ‘precautions to keep themselves from getting sick too’. 

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