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Mail: The Editor, Cook Islands News,  PO Box 15, Rarotonga

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Dear editor,

A year ago our world was devastated when CM Contracting (run by Sam Capper and Teau McKenzie) failed to build my Mama’s house in Turangi, beyond foundations and wall frames.

Dear editor,

The reaction by MPs to the Cook Islands News article is petty and dismissive of an integral part of our community and democracy.

Dear editor,

Outside Takitumu school stands a grand utu tree. For generations this tree has acted as signpost, shelter, gathering point, and climbing frame.

Cecile Marten: Vaka is safe

Friday June 26, 2020

Kia orana,

On behalf of the Cook Islands Voyaging Society I would like to express our disappointment at the Kata Cartoon on Saturday 20th June 2020, depicting the Prime Minister Henry Puna “abandoning ship”.

Yes, the Spouse Allowance was discussed in Parliament, and understandably the Members of Parliament are upset with the reporting, because now the public know it exists and will continue to exist in the 2021 Budget, despite the financial destitution taxpayers are facing, and they’re not happy.

Kia Orana and thank you Cook Islands News.

A great boss once said to me, “you may not like the person, but always respect their title whilst they are in their working position. Because they are elected to be the best person for the job at the time.”

I refer to your article (“Killer in political conflict probe”, June 20) regarding a possible conflict of interest in my hiring inmate Ngaa Taria last year.

When a law is finalised, don’t you think it should cover all aspects of why this is created and implemented?

It’s a responsibility to write, and to have those words published; in fact it is a privilege. Opinion pieces, don’t need always allow for academic scrutiny, though one would expect that opinion is measured, thoughtful, reflective, and pointed, addressing the issue rather than the person or persons.

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