Gray Clapham

Gray Clapham

Beam me down, spotty

Saturday September 14, 2019

A New Zealand-funded TV channel dedicated to the Pacific region is now being beamed by satellite to the Cook Islands.

Big plans for Northern airstrips

Saturday September 14, 2019

Engineers have inspected the Cooks’ most remote runways as the local airline talks with government about upgrading the Northern Group’s coral runways.

Cooks clean-up

Saturday September 14, 2019

Hundreds of locals, tourists and even visiting footballers joined together to Clean Up the Cook Islands yesterday.

Some companies and government agencies gave their staff time of work to help with the clean-up.

Environment Service senior officer Moana Tetauru said if past years were an indicator, the clean-up could have gathered up as much as five tonnes of garbage.

Operation to clean up coast

Friday September 13, 2019

Beaches and waterways will be under attack today from an army of volunteer environmentalists.

New era for Rarotonga’s golf club

Thursday September 12, 2019

Big ideas are taking shape at the Rarotonga Golf Course where an enthusiastic new management team has embarked on an ambitious plan to give the old clubhouse a new look for a new era. Visiting journalist and keen golfer from New Zealand Gray Clapham reports.

Rarotonga’s Golf Club has always been a gem in the rough.

New ANZ boss ready to take the heat

Thursday September 12, 2019

“Really excited to get into the role and find out how this country operates.”

Local surfer eyes world record

Wednesday September 11, 2019

A world-traveled surfer, now living on Rarotonga, is claiming a world surfing record while also seeking to make a point about the power of healthy living. 

Give peace a prance

Wednesday September 11, 2019

A flame of peace is to light the way around the Rarotonga this Monday.

Local runners of any fitness level have been invited to take part in the local leg of a run for peace that is taking place globally this year.

Flower power at the market

Tuesday September 10, 2019

The head garland – ‘ei katu or ‘ei upoko – along with the neck garlands – ‘ei kaki or ‘ei karaponga – are the Cook Islands’ most colourful icons. They are also one of the first examples of Cook Islands culture tourists experience on arrival.

Little Ponu will grow to 150kg

Tuesday September 10, 2019

They say, if you love something, set it free. But it’s not so simple for a turtle reared in captivity indoors.

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