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,

The simplistic and somewhat opinionated response from Elizabeth Wright-Koteka in regards to the Manatua cable project (CINews, May 25) does nothing to justify why this project should go ahead.

PM traffic incident old news

Monday May 28, 2018

Kia orana Editor,

The releases by the Demos on police inactivity with regard to the traffic incident involving PM Henry Puna is old news.

Dear Editor,

The New Zealand government provides a substantial injection of cash directly into our government’s budget – approximately $20million every two years.

Dear Editor,

It was most refreshing to listen to CIP candidate for Ngatangiia, Kaka Ama, deliver a speech during his political rally held on Monday night that was rousing, visionary and realistic.

Everyone must pay tax

Friday May 25, 2018

Dear Editor

So Grey Power’s latest excuse is because they worked in New Zealand in the sixties and they paid taxes, they are entitled to a tax free pension here in the Cook Islands because the New Zealand government supported us financially. Te akapeea mai nei kotou ma?

Dear Editor,

Tim Tepaki has said his “Paradise Prosperity Plan” proposal will generate more than $120 million in operating profit.

Dear Editor,

On Tuesday, May 22, you published an article with the headline ‘stop Manatua cable project’.  This article mainly quoted a press release that you did not publish, and James Beer’s opinion on the matter. 

Dear Editor,

Electoral reform discussions are topical again - but always seem to subside once elections are over.

Dear Editor,

This present government has made a number of decisions over the last two terms of parliament have affected many Cook Islanders.

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