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Letters to the Editor

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

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Letters: Exporting people

Thursday January 23, 2020

Dear editor,

Thomas Tarurongo Wynne’s column (“Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, Jan 18) was very revealing, but none more so than the information gleaned from the New Zealand Parliamentary Library revealing there were 81,000 Cook Islanders living in New Zealand in 2018.

Letters: Security from criminals

Thursday January 23, 2020

Just reading your article regarding Rarotonga protecting visitors trying to enjoy holidays on such a beautiful island (“Protecting Raro, one big resort”, Letters, Jan 21).

Letters: Paradise makes an impression

Wednesday January 22, 2020

Dear editor,

I visited the Cooks and had a wonderful time. It certainly left a lifelong impression on me and hope to visit again soon.

Dear editor,

In the past month there have been four home invasion crimes committed in accommodation properties that l know of, while tourist are sleeping. l am very concerned for our visitors’ safety.

Dear Editor,

Financial secretary Garth Henderson’s opening comments, “The market has failed the people of the Pa Enua” in Thursday January 16 article, “Govt sails to the rescue”, is nothing but an embarrassing cop-out.

Dear editor, As a Cook Islander, I am deeply concerned about the priority status given to the Avatiu Market Bridge replacement project.

LETTERS: Dear editor, I'm enjoying reading your paper while on holiday from Sydney. It's a great read, both in terms of events, news and keeping those in power here accountable.

LETTERS: Dear editor, In days gone past it was very difficult for most people to access pornography – you had to be brave enough to buy a magazine from someone face to face, or find an uncle with a Playboy to sneak a peek. Not so these days.

Papa Williams: Developed challenges

Tuesday January 07, 2020

LETTER: Dear editor,

This New Year of 2020 heralds in a historic and unprecedented occasion for our Cook Islands paradise – an occasion that without doubt will result in difficult and distressing decisions for business owners, families and individuals.

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