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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Dear Editor,

Again in today’s newspaper we find a statement, this time by ‘Crooks in Parliament’, that a person who has been convicted of a crime and paid his or her dues should not ever be elected to government.

Dear Editor,

Why has the CIP government not given Mac Maokoroa the infrastructure portfolio? 

Dear Editor,

“Fools rush in, where wise men fear to tread” is an appropriate maxim, ably defining the apparent desperation behind the recent move by the CIP to appoint three new ministers.

Dear Editor,

As someone living almost adjacent to the planned development at Avana Point, in a building known as the “Turtle House”, I thought I would have my say on this subject. 

Dear Editor,

 Following the surprising events of July 5’s swearing-in of Rose Brown. Robert Tapaitau and George “Maggie” Angene to the camp of the CIP caretaker government, like many people, I was very surprised by this turn of events.

Scott letter good reading

Tuesday July 17, 2018

Dear Editor,

John Scott’s letter in last Saturday’s CINews issue was timely, made for excellent analysis and confirmed just why it is that Radio NZ and the New Zealand government, refer to our current caretaker government, as a “caretaker government”.

System clogged by excess MPs

Monday July 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

No matter what the election result, we have a government running the place – in my opinion, very badly.

Dear Editor,

The ink is hardly dry on the newly-signed MPs’ membership of the Cook Islands Party and already the snake in the grass deviance typical of Cook Islands politics is rampant, with daily releases and reports that lead you into thinking one thing, which then ends up being the complete opposite. 

Dear Editor,

The Cook Islands political scene has just got worse with the swearing-in of three new ministers.

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