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.
For some years I have argued the merits of burning or dumping toxic materials, as have a number of other concerned residents – especially our esteemed Dr George Ngaei.
Re: CINews letter by Truth Seeka last week “Integrity has no place in politics”.
It openly and clearly spells out and reinforces the problem with our country’s social, financial and political conscience under this government.
The deep seabed minerals consultation held in Mauke last week leaves me asking, yet again, ‘what should a consultation look like?’ The dictionary says, in short, ‘A consultation is a meeting to deliberate a matter. Deliberate means to weigh up both sides.’
Truth Seeka's letter in CINews in Tuesday’s edition, wrongly and irrationally criticised Demo leader Tina Browne and Ngatangiia's Demo MP Tamaiva Tuavera and was cowardly.
The work Punanga Tauturu Inc (PTI) does is so important.
People like Rebeka Buchanan are vital to a community; I know for a fact she gives people in dangerous relationships a place to go even when PTI has no funding.
The question that has to be addressed is whether Te-Hani Brown was threatened by the CIP government and pressured into betraying her voters.
Congratulations to Queen Pa Marie Ariki for taking the lead to re-start the discussions of changing the name of our nation – sorry, changing the Maori name of our nation - “Kuki Airani.”