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.
Reading the CI News last Friday it was interesting to see DPM Mark Brown stating that Cook Islands Members of Parliament deserve a pay rise, because they've not had a pay rise for a number of years and it's time they had an increase in their basic rate.
Kia Orana Editor,
With Anzac Day soon coming around for another year, let us hope that organisers finally realise who the actual Very Important People are.
With the Electoral Office’s release last week of the official and final Atiu count confirming Independent Te-Hani Brown with 80 votes, and Demo’s Nandi Glassie securing 50 votes, we now await a period of seven days to see whether or not the Democratic Party will file a petition alleging voting irregularity during the election.
A recent documentary I watched made reference to the “Lapita Tribe of people” from the island of Papua New Guinea, a hardy race of people who travelled the vast oceans thousands of years ago.