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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So what have you got to offer, Unionist?

More on ILO conference

Monday July 17, 2017

By way of background to the story in CI News last week about government being “censured” by the ILO, there were four other countries who had attended the ILO conference in Swizerland, as government-only delegations.

George Pitt’s latest attack on James Beer and the Democratic Party in the Cook Islands Herald (12 July 2017) has motivated me to write to you.

Ever wondered how it is that two people can look at a glass of water and both come to two different conclusions as to whether it is half empty or half full.

We want yellow lines too!

Monday July 17, 2017

Would the workers who painted the roads recently please go back to Matavera and paint double yellow lines around the corners in front of Takitumu School? 

Send them packing!

Monday July 17, 2017

I am writing to ask the question to those in government: Who is responsible for the deportation of workers from abroad who break the law and are found guilty in court?

Give him a break!

Monday July 17, 2017

In response to your smoke signal in Tuesday’s paper regarding Action Man’s leaf blower, would you rather a noisy blower or cracked windscreens because of pebbles on the road? Maggie not only blows the leaves and rubbish but also blows the pebbles and kirikiri to prevent damage and danger to motor vehicles and people.

With the busy season upon us and the influx of more tourists to the island, I wonder if we will surpass last year’s record numbers of 148,000 visitors to the Cook Islands?

Your newspapers of July 3,5 and 6 have letters from Unionist spelling out how awful it is for foreign workers working here in the Cooks.

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