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.
The New Zealand government provides a substantial injection of cash directly into our government’s budget – approximately $20million every two years.
It was most refreshing to listen to CIP candidate for Ngatangiia, Kaka Ama, deliver a speech during his political rally held on Monday night that was rousing, visionary and realistic.
So Grey Power’s latest excuse is because they worked in New Zealand in the sixties and they paid taxes, they are entitled to a tax free pension here in the Cook Islands because the New Zealand government supported us financially. Te akapeea mai nei kotou ma?
On Tuesday, May 22, you published an article with the headline ‘stop Manatua cable project’. This article mainly quoted a press release that you did not publish, and James Beer’s opinion on the matter.
This present government has made a number of decisions over the last two terms of parliament have affected many Cook Islanders.
Kua akatupu ia te Vaka Konitara i raro ake i te ture enua o Rarotonga. Ite mataiti 2007 kua takore ia atu tei reira e te Kavamani Democratic Party. Ko Ngamau Munokoa te Minita o te tuanga Internal Affairs i tei reira tuatau. Ko teia tana i tuatua ei turu ite takore anga ite Vaka Konitara, `e mea tau rai kia takore ia atu te Vaka konitara note mea kare oki e matutu ana tana angaanga note tama oire. Kare katoa oki e rava ana te tuanga moni ta te Kavamani e tuku nei kite Vaka Konitara note rave i tana angaanga.’
So Tepaki says his plan involving the CIP government and the Chinese government is going to yield an operating profit (before tax and interest) of $120 million a year.