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Some questions about local government

Friday 29 January 2016 | Published in Letters to the Editor

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“Your story in Thursday’s CI News regarding the outer islands local government election has been long overdue,” a smoke signaller says. “Firstly, according to the reviewed Outer Islands Act for the travelling PM to call the election date is purely political whoever prepared it. However, the point I really want to make here is that I understand the mayor of one of our sister islands of Ngaputoru has lived in Rarotonga all his life. I believe he should be staying on his home island. And I am curious as to whether he would let your newspaper know whether he is being paid travelling allowances or sitting fees. Please explain.

“Your story in Thursday’s CI News regarding the outer islands local government election has been long overdue,” a smoke signaller says. “Firstly, according to the reviewed Outer Islands Act for the travelling PM to call the election date is purely political whoever prepared it. However, the point I really want to make here is that I understand the mayor of one of our sister islands of Ngaputoru has lived in Rarotonga all his life. I believe he should be staying on his home island. And I am curious as to whether he would let your newspaper know whether he is being paid travelling allowances or sitting fees. Please explain.


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