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.

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MP gets the thumbs-down

Monday February 12, 2018

Following George Maggie’s bold statement on Cook Islands Television on January 2 that he wants to be the next prime minister of the Cook Islands and a couple of smoke signals promoting that concept, which we think were supplied by Maggie himself, let us provide some thought and predictions on that subject.

Thank you to the reporter for the CINews article about the real struggles of finding transport to Penryhn.

Rasmussen raises ire of EHF

Friday February 09, 2018

The Esther Honey Foundation (EHF) board of directors and its founder will defend everyone’s right to express their opinion.

Amnesty beats sleeping pills

Friday February 09, 2018

I have received the benefit of the government’s tax amnesty and so have many of my family and extended family.

So the government has decided to wipe off $18m in tax that is rightfully owed to this country. 

Mental health needs action, not debate

Wednesday February 07, 2018

As the saying goes, “words are useless without action”.

‘Where is the money?’

Tuesday February 06, 2018

The letter from ‘Ever Hopeful but Ever Dismayed’ (EHBED) in CINews on Saturday was correct in criticising “the current mob in political power”, our current government.

Speaking as a former police officer in the dog control division, I have to say it is very disappointing to read about people complaining about what these police officers, both men and women, have to do in the line of duty.

I was shocked and appalled to see that the tax amnesty announced by the government last year has now been broadened to include the actual tax amount owed by some careless, and in other cases unscrupulous, business owners to the tune of some $5 million in unpaid taxes.

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