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.
There has been much in the news since Member of Parliament, Selina Napa said we need to restrict the growth of tourism for the sake of our environment.
In the wake of the Bluesky fire at Aroa, occasional columnist “Unionist” turns his attention to the need for all businesses to have a continuity plan.
Some time ago I sent a letter to the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, telling them that I had raised questions about the island’s water and sanitation systems at the Muri Te Mato Vai meeting.
Driving around the two new schools that are being built on the island, you have to ask who designed them and who in the Cook Islands agreed to them.
A few weeks ago there was a news clip on TV showing the acting secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs extolling the virtues of a gift of land earmarked for an old people’s home on Rarotonga.
Obviously Wilkie Rasmussen has nothing better to do than to jump on the bandwagon of other people’s comments and try to make out he is an authority on particular issues.