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.
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.
It pains me greatly to see the Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles club, once a strong and vibrant league club, literally fall apart before the blow of the first whistle for this year’s league competition.
It is a week now since I questioned the Police’s administration of the dog registration legislation and you have published nothing from them in response suggesting that perhaps I did have a point – because had I not they would have been all over me.
It is with trepidation and concern that I am writing this letter. My attention was drawn to the notice in the paper by the National Environment Service on January 26, page 13, concerning a rock quarrying project proposal in Avatiu Valley, opposite the power station.
I wrote about this subject some months ago, with the premise for my original letter then morphing into a second discussing slavery and slave-like conditions in the Cook Islands.
Teariki Terotero's letter of Wednesday January 24 shows he can’t be bothered figuring out the important things in life. Instead, he wastes our time waffling on about nonsensical rubbish.