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Te Tikaanga

Thursday November 01, 2018

Kia orana e te Etita.

Me ka tika iakoe kia tuku atu i toku manako ki roto i taau nuti pepa i te pau atu i te reta a Ata Piakura i tata i te Varaire ra 19 o Okotopa no runga i toku papa ruau a John Salmon Taripo.

China’s social credit system

Thursday November 01, 2018

Dear Editor,

I refer to Alan Clarkson-Dodd’s letter of October 11 headed, “China’s planned ‘Social Credit’ system prompts warning”, in which he maliciously attacked China’s Social Credit system liked by some 80 per cent Chinese to discredit China.

Cemetery holds special memories

Monday October 29, 2018

Dear Editor,

I am writing regarding the Cook Islands News article headlined “Holiday hard work for Aussie couple,” about two people who spent their holiday repairing graves in Nikao cemetery.

Protocol upset behind forum issue

Monday October 29, 2018

Dear Editor,

On October 15 there was an official opening of the Nurses Forum at the National Auditorium.

Dear Editor,

Regarding a story in CINews on October 23, headlined “Cook Islands nurses suspended”.

Suspension ‘heavy-handed’

Saturday October 27, 2018

Dear Editor,

The avoidable suspension of the members of the Cook Islands Nursing Association (CINA) as reported in the Cook Islands News appears heavy-handed and leads one to assume the Secretary of Health acted under instructions.

Stone-throwing unwise: Glassie

Saturday October 27, 2018

Dear Editor,

In reply to a letter in CINews on October 24 paper by a cowardly political commentator, I want to make it clear that first, there is a marked difference between research findings and political activity.

PPP ‘Plan B’ outed

Wednesday October 24, 2018

Dear Editor,

I’ve been wondering who hacked my computer last week and downloaded files before crashing it, and now I know it’s your smoke signaler who said “Tim’s got in wrong”, in a piece published in CINews on October 19.

Dear Editor,

Firstly, may I apologise to writer John David for simply glossing over his letter of October 9 headed “Another perspective on land”, and for responding as I did in saying he had lost the plot.

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