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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Eaa te tumu

Wednesday September 13, 2017

E tama,

Helmet law decisions made in haste

Wednesday September 13, 2017

The motorcycle helmet saga is not going to go away because it was not put together properly in the first place. 

Dangerous driver sets bad example

Wednesday September 13, 2017

I have a contribution to CI News’ occasional “driver of the week” award.

Tim Arnold tells us there is no proposal signed between Merchant of Paradise and Pa Ariki, and as her lawyer he would know. 

About a year ago today, I was united with Tim Tepaki, by the late Tony Hakaoro (God bless and Rest in Peace my friend), to speak on his radio talkback programme.

True to form and as expected, Tepaki has responded to my article but once again completely misses the point.

To Papa Williams: Merchant of Paradise (MOP), Moemoea, Pie in the sky, is obviously, I believe, not for you and anyone else with your thinking.

To the Statistics Office; please publish the figure that is our actual residential population – not this 17,459 total that includes visitors.

Ambitious dream short of credible

Thursday September 07, 2017

The issue involving Merchants of Paradise and its plan to develop certain islands within the Cook Islands has resurfaced and once again, the public are being subjected to a lot of speculative statements made by Tim Tepaki and clearly, answers from the appropriate sources are required to alleviate speculation, suspicion and innuendo.

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