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Dear Editor,

Tim Tepaki’s letter in CINews on January 8, criticising Demo Opposition parliamentary leader Junior Maoate's comments regarding the story headlined, “Demos call for due diligence on MOP plan" as “bizarre”, are in themselves very strange – and bizarre.

Dear Editor,

I am compelled to make a short response to two anonymous cowardly morons calling themselves “Astounded” and “Truth Seeka” whose letters to the editor appeared in yesterday’s CINews.

Court case comment needs balance

Thursday January 10, 2019

Dear Editor,

I am responding to recent articles and letters to the editor of CINews that have referred to my client who was recently discharged without conviction for assaulting his partner.

Dear Editor,

Firstly, compliments of the season to one and all.

May 2019 bring you all that you ask for and more.

Dear Editor,

Two events of the recent past involving direct attacks on our court system has compelled me to shake off the cobwebs and start the new year by throwing a few jabs!

Dear Editor,

I hope everyone throughout our Te Ipukarea paradise had an enjoyable Christmas and I also trust that we will have a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2019!

Ocean needs our care

Monday December 31, 2018

Dear Editor,

Seabed exploration and exploitation, overfishing, pollution (coastal and habitat destruction), climate change-including warming waters and ocean acidification...

 Dear Editor

This is in the nature of an interim response to Mr Brian Mason's letter to you, published in CINews on December 27 in which he took issue with my earlier two letters on the legitimacy of the Henry Puna government .

Why lawyers aren’t rallying

Thursday December 27, 2018

Dear Editor,

John Scott’s letter in CINews on December 22 challenging the legitimacy of the present government proceeds on the basis of his interpretation of Article 14 (3) (b) of the Constitution, set out in his letter in the Cook Islands Herald of 28 November.

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