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,                             

Recently I wrote a reasonably detailed and in-depth analysis of the Manatua Cable project which was widely distributed by email to a broad spectrum of people.

Dear Editor,

When I was growing up in New Zealand, Sam Fong owned Parnell’s sole Chinese “fruit & vege” shop, the only Chinese retailer in Parnell during the 1960s.

Dear Editor,

Signs of a failing democracy:  Perceived or real, the choice is yours.

Dear Editor,

It is unfortunate that negative comments have been made against the new CIP candidate for Ngatangiia, Kaka Ama. 

Dear Editor,

Like many people I was puzzled at statements in CINews last month by the WWF spokesman Bubba Cook on the health of our tuna resources.

Dear Editor,

The past eight years of government under Henry Puna and Mark Brown, will forever be a stain of dismay and regret in our country’s history, thanks to the two gentlemen who have governed as prime minister and finance minister of our tiny and fragile paradise.

Dear Editor,

For 48 years, eight Cook Island prime ministers, from Papa Arapati to Jim Marurai, did not impose tax on pensioners of the Basileia.

Dear Editor,

Promises, promises, promises…

We are all very familiar with pre-election promises for political reform.

Power to the people!

Thursday June 07, 2018

Dear Editor,

In 20 years of discussing political reform in the Cook Islands, no-one has ever seemed to get beyond the thought of cutting some constituencies out and reducing seats.

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