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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Listen between the lines people

Friday October 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

When our prime minister steps up to the podium and says he is there to further the move to act against corruption in the government and our country, I think you have to listen between the lines. 

Dear Editor,

May I respond to John David’s letter of October 9, headed “Another perspective on land”, by saying from the outset that he’s lost the plot, making his comments unfounded and unworthy of response!

Dear Editor,

Regarding Tim Tepaki's many, many letters decrying those sceptical of China's intentions in the Pacific, I would like to recommend readers to research the “Social Credit” plan.

HOM selection deemed ‘a mockery’

Thursday October 11, 2018

Dear Editor,

The selection process used by both the panel which chooses Heads of Ministries (HOMs), and the people who choose Cabinet ministers is of great concern.

Sleepwalking into disaster and ruin

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Never has the view been so bleak.

Another perspective on land

Monday October 08, 2018

I've read the regular letters in your paper from Tim Tepaki and feel compelled to offer some input. I am a Cook Islander by descent and am in the process of moving my life to Rarotonga to live on the land of my forefathers. My life has been spent in business and in the real estate world.

Can we not act sooner on problems?

Monday October 08, 2018

Dear Editor,

It would seem that here in the Cook Islands we have to wait until problems reach critical proportions before we are finally motivated to do something about them with the risk of being punished for our tardiness, losing opportunities, or spending too much.

Dear Editor,

Now that the war with ghost writers and smoke signalers appear to be waning, the election has come and gone with government losing the election and regaining the Treasury benches (only in the Cook Islands), the Budget is passed and we again have political stability, people are asking where to now with the Paradise Prosperity Plan (PPP) development scoped by Merchant of Paradise (MOP) for the Pa Enua.

US not Christian, China not peaceful

Saturday September 29, 2018

Dear Editor,

This is in response to Tim Tepaki’s letter “China wants peace, not war!”

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