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,

Former Demo MP Te-Hani Brown’s lesson to learn from her brief sojourn into politics is quite simple: “Get into politics for the right reasons, not the wrong reasons!”

Glassie ‘a humble man’

Monday March 04, 2019

Dear Editor,

In your newspaper dated February 25, minister Mark Brown publicly admitted how easy it is for the Cook Islands Party-led coalition government and Te-Hani Brown to waste public money on by-elections when he said if the Demos really care about the cost to the country, they should leave the seat unopposed.

Change the helmet law

Monday March 04, 2019

Dear Editor,

Amazing to see that the Police are on to the wedding scammers. Good job!

Lock up the scammers

Tuesday February 26, 2019

I am back for a while and wanted to reply to your article on the front page yesterday about trade practices.

Barking with no dog in ring

Tuesday February 26, 2019

The deputy prime minister sure is doing a lot of talking for someone who doesn’t even have a dog in the fight isn’t he?

We are no simpletons!

Tuesday February 26, 2019

I find it appalling that deputy prime minister Mark Brown still continues to treat the public as simpletons, with his on-going and constant mixture of disseminating news of all sorts of varieties; truth, half-truths, real news, fake news, misinformation, disinformation, half-lies, manipulated BS and so on.

Dear Editor,

We are so grateful that’s how Nandi felt on his return back to Atiu after his loss in the last election to young Te-Hani, because he no longer has to go through the dusty township of Atiu.

A moment to relish shattered

Friday February 22, 2019

Dear Editor,

Former Demo MP Te-Hani Brown’s election success in 2018 as the Cook Islands’ youngest ever elected MP for Areora-Tengatangi-Ngatiarua in Atiu, was a historical moment to savour for her family and friends.

Enticing deal for new MP

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Dear Editor,

Reading the news in the papers following Mangaia's newly elected Demo MP Agnes Armstrong's by-election success, deputy prime minister Mark Brown was clearly the first cab off the ranks with the shocking news of Demo MP Te-Hani Brown's defection to the CIP coalition government.

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