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.

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Dear Editor,

In his August 16 reply to my original letter concerning outer island expenditure by government, Utu Panu indicates pretty clearly that he doesn’t live in the Pa Enua – he mentions ‘them’ and ‘they’ and ‘these people’, not ‘us’ or ‘we,’ as if he belonged. I wonder whether he even lives in the Cook Islands.

Outer islands fall by the wayside

Tuesday August 21, 2018

Dear Editor,

Nooroa Tuoro (CINews August 20), thinks he is smart or brave for putting his name and blood groups in the newspaper for all to see but really all he is doing is showing off about his heritage and his good fortune for having been born on the right side of the blanket in the Cook Islands.

Dear Editor,

Greetings in the wonderful name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I, pastor Temu Ngarima George, would like to declare that I know nothing about information I have read in CINews by that August 15 was the date declared for the arrival of Christianity to Rakahanga by the people from the islands of Manihiki who came to the Maire Maeva Nui celebrations.

Sting in the tail

Monday August 20, 2018

Dear Editor,

Watch out for the sting in the tail when borrowing large sums of money from the Chinese.

Check out the chickens

Monday August 20, 2018

Dear Editor,

Member of Parliament Tingika Elikana, in pointing out the high cost of sea shipment to the northern group, picked a box of frozen chicken as an example.

Where to place pa enua blame?

Monday August 20, 2018

Dear Editor,

A reply to the letter from ‘Utu Panu’ in the Thursday, August 16, edition of CINews.

Dear Editor,

My neighbour has children in sports.

Dear Editor,

My name's Emily and I'm with the (US-based) Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance (MCA).

Dear Editor,

Mata McNair should stop bagging the outer islands and start looking for solutions for the outer islands’ problems.

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