Articles by Caleb Fotheringham

No funding for airport upgrade

Monday 1 March 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Outer Islands

Covid-19 had disrupted plans to start Manihiki airport upgrade work, but construction could be ready as early as July, if funding is available for the project.


Bid to diversify local economy

Saturday 27 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, Features, National, Weekend

E-sports, intuitive accounting and digital TV out of Aitutaki, Caleb Fotheringham talks to some businesses on how they plan to use the government’s SMART Economy grants.


Ballet lessons for kids three to 10 years old

Thursday 25 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Brynn Acheson-Nooroa is running kid’s ballet after last year’s success.


21 receive government SMART economy grant

Wednesday 24 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

Close to $1.4 million of the $2 million available in the SMART Economy Grant has been given to 21 businesses.


Air freight issue remains rife

Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

The two empty flights to Rarotonga last week made little difference to solve the ongoing issue of delay in air freight.


‘People are leaving the country and not coming back’

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Weekend

Close to 1000 people, mostly Cook Islanders, have left the country since the one-way travel bubble opened, sparking fears of another exodus of labour overseas.


Government delegation visiting Manihiki

Friday 19 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Outer Islands

A Government delegation left for Manihiki yesterday to discuss the upgrading of the proposed airstrip on the island with local landowners.


CookSafe ‘better than’ NZ Covid-19 Tracer app

Wednesday 17 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

CookSafe is better than New Zealand’s Covid Tracer app because health officials can access data immediately, says Chamber of Commerce chief executive Eve Hayden.


Air freight delays frustrate businesses

Tuesday 16 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

Rarotonga businesses are frustrated with delay in air freight claiming the airline is prioritising passengers over much-needed cargo.


Local Covid-19 tracing app gets Bluetooth upgrade

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Attendees at the Tourism Industry Council meeting on Thursday were frustrated at the lack of information surrounding the opening of the Cook Islands border to New Zealanders.


School welcomes newcomers with traditional feast

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Education, National

Apii Te Uki Ou held a school umu on Thursday night, to come together as an extended school family and foster community spirit.


New Pasifika airline planning for June take-off

Friday 12 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

The proposed Pasifika Air will not be a low-cost airline but cost efficient, says its multi-millionaire owner.