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.

Send letters to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

DPM triumphs

Wednesday August 09, 2017

Culture minister Teariki Heather has done it it again.

It has been a little over a week since the crazy Christians arrived in Rarotonga – you know, the folk who think Jesus was re-reincarnated as a Korean guy.

Kia orana, Pastor Cargill. 

Firstly, thank you Natasha for your response.

I am writing in response to the opinion piece in Saturday’s paper by columnist Thomas Wynne.

Thanks but no thanks, Anthony Turua.

Muri can afford to pay for their road

Wednesday August 02, 2017

I was reading an article the other week regarding  our Takuvaine Valley road. Someone was asking why the Government was more concerned in fixing the Valley road when they should be fixing the road in Muri where  there are more visitors on holiday.

Why so many empty seats?

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Ministry of Culture secretary Anthony Turua has provided a response to this letter. His comments are printed in bold italic below:

Show respect to PhDs

Tuesday August 01, 2017

I write in regards to a letter to the editor by the self-professed Unionist, published Monday July 31, in the hope of correcting Unionist in his/her misguided education in the correct form of addressing those with PhDs, and hopefully protect our public from misinformation by anonymous sources endorsed by the Cook Islands News through publication.

Page 10 of 360