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Dear editor,

It’s good to hear Cook Islands government will introduce legislation attempting to curb drink-driving tragedies.

Nigel Toa: Our ‘bush mechanic’

Wednesday February 05, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting this young man, Nathan Matata (“I don’t want to be known as some bush mechanic,” Feb 3).

Dear editor,

Relating to the most recent tragic deaths on Rarotonga’s roads, I am reminded of the Bob Dylan’s soul searching lyrics from “Blowing in the Wind”: “Yes, an’ how many ears must ONE man have, before he can hear people cry? Yes, an’ how many deaths will it take until he knows that too many people have died?”

Andrew Robb : Waitangi Day

Monday February 03, 2020

Tena koe,

Many years ago, I marched in support of Maori rights (in response to Derek Fox, “What would Treaty fathers think?” Jan 29).

Dear editor,

This is not a time to panic but a time to improve your self-care. It's a challenge for all mankind.

Condolences to the grieving family, but please consider that a proposal to lower blood alcohol content, helmets for all, and driver education is just not enough.

Dear editor,

The purpose of this letter is to offer the public an explanation in respect of a posting on the Democratic Party Facebook page on Thursday 30 January 2020.

Dear editor,

Some are heralding as leadership the Prime Minister’s suddenly discovered burst of enthusiasm for mandatory wearing of helmets for all bike users, banning phones and earphones while driving and reducing the alcohol limit.

Dear editor,

There have been some negative comments made recently about George Maggie, however I wanted to write to your newspaper about the other side of Mr Maggie that people don’t know about. 

Dear editor,

Thomas Wynne’s opinion piece (“Sons for the return home”, Jan 25) highlights issues facing many Cookies both here and in New Zealand.

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