Letters to the Editor
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Kia orana editor,
Someone asked me the other day my thoughts on the proposed chlorinating of our water. My answer was that I couldn’t comment as I didn’t know much about chlorine accept that swimming pools have to be chlorinated.
It was good to see there has been a mandate of operations set out by Cook Islands News in its efforts to present a fair and transparent reporting of the people it is supposed to represent (“Journalism Charter is a living pledge of accountability”, July 20).
I am an infectious diseases physician working at Auckland City Hospital and the University of Auckland, who this month had the good fortune to stay in Rarotonga for one week and attend the 21st Annual Cook Islands Health Conference.
Te Mato Vai is another sham public consultation showing government’s complete disregard and disdain for the concerns of landowners and other stakeholders.
I am surprised and shocked to find that Cook Islands News has decided on a policy of not allowing non de plume names for letters to the editor.