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Mail: The Editor, Cook Islands News,  PO Box 15, Rarotonga

Fax: (+682 ) 25303

Dear editor,

Your article (“Fears of being ‘bullied and railroaded’,” October 16) will leave readers concerned.

The biggest feet, red hibiscus shirt

Dear editor

Government made the mistake by accepting an eight-year fishing agreement with the European Union (reviewable every four years). It has given away our fish stock like peanuts with very minimal return for it.

Dear editor,

Since 1965 when we gained our independence from New Zealand, we have been flogging the same old political horse and discourse – and how has that been for you?

Letters: Shipping our life blood

Saturday October 12, 2019

Dear editor,

Taio Shipping is the bloodline to the outer islands, the Cook Islands extremities. Without our connections to the Pa Enua we are not fully embodied.

Dear editor,

Kia Orana ite aroa maata o te Atua.

Let me remind u all that 51 years ago the late Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Papa Arapati Enere (KBE) made a powerful rebuke statement at the Festival in 1968.

Letters: Tavini meitaki

Friday October 11, 2019

E maata te angaanga meitaki ta Teariki Heather i rave no te katoatoa. Kare ra tetai e ariki i tona tu meitaki.

Dear editor,

They sold our fish at the cheapest deal that the fishing boats have ever made and now they think they got a good deal for the seabed mining? Bunch of peanuts.

It’s high time some rational objectivity was introduced to the debate around chlorination, given the current attitude of Te Vai Ora and their advocates to argue every point and deconstruct historical facts (“Anti-chloriners reject water as cause of 1964 gastro deaths”, October 8).

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