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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Staff cuts needed at BTIB

Thursday February 15, 2018

The Koutu Nui has every reason to be alarmed about the growing number of ex-pats serving (mostly) the tourism sector.

An apology from CINews

Thursday February 15, 2018

You had published in the February 12, 2018 issue of the Cook Islands News a letter written by Tupuna Rakanui, Clerk of the House of Ariki.

As leaders of our beautiful paradise, PM Henry Puna and his CIP-led government’s responsibility to our people and country is primarily our economic well-being, as well as ensuring continued government support for our social, physical and mental health.

History is a funny old thing, because what happens in the past generally gets consigned to the past.

Wilkie’s aim is off

Wednesday February 14, 2018

I write to ask that you correct the mistake that your columnist Wilkie Rasmussen makes when he implies I am the author of an unkind and savage letter to the editor of CINews using the pseudonym, “Blue Corner”, which appeared in the paper recently

If any of the lawyers and advisors from all political parties were to read the Articles in the Constitution they would see that the government’s recent decision to write off all tax and penalties owed by individuals and companies in the years up to 2010, appears to be illegal.

Three super quick questions

Monday February 12, 2018

I have three quick and simple questions for the Minister of Finance relating to migrant workers and the June 2017 enactment of the Cook Islands National Superannuation Amendment Act.

Recently the attention of the House of Ariki has been alerted to the sudden, unusual and rapid decline in the numbers of rupe (pigeon) that used to frequent domesticated palm trees and the predominantly yellow hedges around the island, as well as other known fodders local pigeons feed on.

Time to make our youth a priority

Monday February 12, 2018

When the youths our children are growing up with are being stabbed in incidents that have occurred over the past few years, we really have to take a look at ourselves and our society.

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