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LETTERS: Learning to live with Covid-19

Monday 20 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion


LETTERS: Learning to live with Covid-19

Letters for Monday September 20, 2021

Dear Editor,

Easy said than done (Will Cook Islands have to learn to live with Covid-19? Cook Islands News, Saturday September 18). Yes, everyone has their own opinion. In the end it’s our government that has the last say.

The option of only allowing fully vaccinated people into the country via NZ only is another way to go about getting tourism into our economy. With or without Covid, our island is doomed. No tourist no income. Either way we can’t win and then our island will suffer one way or another.

Yes, we want to keep our paradise Covid free but at the expense of Covid and not allowing any incoming passengers into the country. Realistically our country relies heavily on tourism. Yes, we don’t have the equipment and supplies to accommodate if ever there’s a Covid outbreak. Guess that’s something they can discuss with NZ as they can provide support.

All we can pray and hope for is for our government to make the right decision whatsoever for the safety and benefit of our paradise. And whatever decision they make all they can ask of us is for our full support. Ka kite ra.

MzTee Pere


We don’t have the population nor the infrastructure to facilitate a breakout. Once the entire population has received a double dosed vaccine, then we’ll stand a chance.

Just ensure we have everything in place to keep our people relatively protected before we reopen the borders.

Akakoromaki tatou, me papa meitaki tatou, kua tano reira te taime no te eeu i to tatou ipukarea.

Te Atua te aroa ia tatou katoatoa.

Agatha Tobia-Nicol


Put your trust in God

Excellent word Thomas (Wynne) and so good you quoted Jeremiah 29: 11 and Proverbs 3: 5-6 (Years to build, seconds to break, a lifetime to repair, Cook Islands News Saturday, September 18). Also God command us to pray for our leaders and those in authority: 1 Timothy 2:1–4.

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Romans 13:1

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Proverbs 21:1

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.

Colossians 1:16–17

For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. God is still on the throne, put your trust in God!

Anne-Marie Maru