"... on the fictitious grounds that consumers wanted a choice, cheaper prices, and that excessive profits were being made, Government, in 2014 decided to hammer the final nail in the coffin and abandon the protection that had been in place for the previous 29 years."
You published an article yesterday (Monday, April 19, 2021) saying that the Ministry of Finance Audit Office blamed a young woman named Kanea Turama for the loss of $7700 from electricity sales on Tongareva (Penrhyn) Island.
"The purpose of PACl is to remove dirt and harmful viruses and bacteria from the water. Diversion will help collect clearer water, however it doesn’t address the need to remove all viruses and bacteria..."
"Now government can’t even agree to increase the basic wage above $8 per hour and yet these ‘little people’ are the very ones who are carrying the economy because they spend all their wages every week on just existing."
"Your correspondent’s great faith in PM Arden is touching but misplaced. Personally, I feel her attitude is the main barrier to both travel and vaccination, which could occur concurrently and safely tomorrow."
Dear Editor, The Seabed Minerals Commissioner’s letter on Monday (March 22) didn’t answer the question of what potential risks to the environment from mining were presented to communities in the pa enua.
If the recent private prosecution against PM Mark Brown and former MP Henry Puna proves anything it is this; the ordinary citizen of this country has the freedom to seek recourse through the courts to address matters of concern regarding the government.
My response to the Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive comments re “there is no scientific reason to delay” (the opening of the border for two-way quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Cook Islands) in Thursday’s edition of Cook Islands News (What’s the hold-up Jacinda?), is that, I would rather be safe, than sorry.
"... when it suits Mr Brown and Parliament, they can move with speed especially when it suits their purposes and yet this same swiftness to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of our LGBTQI community sits in the dark."
It’s concerning that after a visit to the northern Cook Islands, the Democratic Party is willing to change their position on the international proposal for a 10-year moratorium on seabed mining.