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.
The letter by “Teariki Terotero”, headlined, “Is this the end of the Demo Party?” in CINews on December 6 really cracked me up.
That’s because truth be known, it really should have been headlined, “Is this the end of the CIP government?”
We now hear rumours about the government having plans for a $40 million building project which apparently will be designed to have offices for all departments in one place.
In response to the letter in CINews on December 10 regarding Apii Porio’s suspension, now that Porio has decided to take this to the media, I can set the record straight for your readers.
On September 28, 2018, the newly appointed manager for Agriculture in Atiu, Tereapii Porio Maka Kea and the executive officer¬ for the Atiu Island government, Maara Tairi received letters of suspension from the mayor, Upokoina Mokoroa.
Re: Statement by MP Selina Napa about returning convicts:
I act as legal counsel for a person who is currently remanded in custody charged with offences committed in Titikaveka.
Minister Mark Brown (pictured) is telling everyone that an amendment to the Seabed Minerals Act is required to get the exploratory licenses started.