Letters to the Editor

READER: 'It's not what you know, it's who you know'

Friday 12 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"I have seen a large amount of people in positions who are just there because it’s a job and who they know."

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LETTERS: Changing narrative regarding USP

Thursday 11 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"It is a Fiji Government problem that is impacting USP and correspondingly it is Fiji Government credibility that is seriously eroded."

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Finding solutions to water shortage

Monday 1 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor As far back as 2012 I have been writing letters in this same vein.

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Freedom of speech vs hate speech

Saturday 30 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The Cook Islands Opposition Democratic Party is calling on the Prime Minister to confirm George Pitt, whose abrasive, unsubstantiated style of writing attacks Cook Islanders from all walks of life, is being paid out of the public purse.

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LETTER: FinSec takes on columnist over SMART Economy Initiative

Thursday 28 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"I would expect you as Editor to hold your columnist accountable to your newspaper’s Journalism Charter, published in July 2019."

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LETTER: Nom de plume policy change

Wednesday 27 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter writer commends decision by CI News editor to permit non de plume letters.

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LETTER: Aboriginals don't mark January 26

Monday 25 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"The arrival of large numbers of people from Britain started a catastrophic change for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations that had lived on the land for over 60,000 years; the oldest living culture on planet Earth. "

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"It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day"

Thursday 21 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Local letter writer welcomes the inauguration of Joe Biden as US President.

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Quarantine free travel into NZ welcomed

Monday 18 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"The news that entry into NZ from Raro no longer requires quarantine has come just at the right time."

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Uprooting and destruction of toa trees

Saturday 16 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"The uprooting and destruction of the toa trees on Monday and Tuesday will indeed go down as dark days in the history of Rangiatea."

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Prayer warriors take spiritual warfare walks

Friday 15 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter writer Bishop Tutai Pere offers thanks to those who participated in the recent 'Spiritual Warfare' walks for drought-stricken Penrhyn island and for the rehabilitation of Muri lagoon.

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Letter writer takes issue with columnist over critique of Trump presidency

Wednesday 13 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"The fact that President Trump has been banned on many Social Media Platforms speak volumes," a resident writes in response to a CI News opinion column by Ruta Mave.

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The state of Cook Islands democracy

Tuesday 12 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"It seems it takes an American insurrection for us to focus on the state of our Cook Islands democracy."

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LETTERS: Pure Epetoma – the prayer week & NZ Quarantine diary

Monday 11 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letters - Monday January 11.

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"Democracy is a fragile commodity"

Saturday 9 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter writer John Scott says we can take some lessons from recent events in the USA.

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LETTERS: Covid-free Cooks travellers at ‘risk’ & the health of Muri lagoon

Wednesday 6 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter writers and online comments weigh in on covid-19 travel between Cook Islands and NZ, and Muri Lagoon - one of the "crown jewels" of Rarotonga.

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LETTER: It's God with a capital 'G'

Thursday 31 December 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"I find this as a belittlement and degrading, the name of Almighty God," letter writer says in response to column.

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LETTER: High lending interest rates

Wednesday 23 December 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"The only meaningful reduction in lending interest rates has come about from our own Government’s contribution towards reducing these lending rate charges ... the banks themselves have done nothing to help."

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LETTERS: Land issues in Muri

Tuesday 15 December 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Readers discuss land issues on the motu Koromiri in Muri.

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LETTERS: Demos festive celebration on Koromiri queried

Saturday 12 December 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Organised by Ngatangiia member Tama Tuavera, and Sel Napa, the Democratic Party advertised they’re holding a seasonal party event on Saturday, December 12 on Koromiri Island.

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