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Wednesday April 11, 2018

Police taken to task over lack of emergency resources

Smoke Signals

Monday April 09, 2018

‘Fowl’ smell makes market visit a rotten ordeal


Friday March 09, 2018

Who’s catching what?


Tuesday March 06, 2018

UN issue continuing to get silent treatment

How dare she

Friday March 02, 2018

Pastor Ngarima George is right about the NZ PM!


Thursday March 01, 2018

Conflicts of interest at passing of tax amnesty bill

Holiday homes for visiting elderly

Friday February 23, 2018

Regarding the viability of retirement homes on Rarotonga, a smoke signaller writes:

Happy tax day

Tuesday February 20, 2018

It’s the 20th today. So happy to be paying about $30,000 in VAT and PAYE to RMD, knowing the politicians will spend it wisely on their travel, and that other businesses who should be paying their share are not. Real happy, NOT.

With Banana Court now closed a smoke signaller wonders how long it has been since Friday-night revellers on Rarotonga didn’t have the option of a drink at the famous nightspot. Can anyone remember a time (apart from during cyclones) when the historic building was closed?

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