Articles by Caleb Fotheringham

Growing interest in pawpaw exports

Wednesday 26 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

The push to export pawpaw to New Zealand has gained momentum following a meeting of Rarotonga growers yesterday.


Work with nature ‘not against it’

Saturday 22 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Go Local

When it comes to permaculture, it’s all about how much you want out of it. If you want a small change you do a little, but if you want a lot to change, you do a lot.


Local musician Jarome Pare gives NZ a taste of home

Saturday 22 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Entertainment, Features

Covid-19 left Cook Islands musician Jarome Pare stranded in Auckland, but opened opportunities for him to perform all around New Zealand. Caleb Fotheringham reports from Auckland.


Air NZ wants to help Cook Islands boost exports

Friday 21 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

Air New Zealand wants to help the Cook Islands export more to New Zealand and asks local growers to start a dialogue.


Bike crash after ‘a few beers’

Thursday 20 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

A Rarotonga man has entered a guilty plea to a charge of excess blood alcohol, in the High Court last Thursday.


All aboard the first bubble jet

Wednesday 19 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

It was big news for people flying to Rarotonga from Auckland, and business as usual for people going to New Zealand.


COURT BRIEFS: Stabbing accused pleads not guilty

Monday 17 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

William Wade, who is accused of a stabbing offence, entered a not guilty plea in Thursday’s High Court sitting.


Rape accused pleads not guilty

Saturday 15 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

A middle-aged man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl living in his home has made a not guilty plea in Thursday’s High Court.


Rarotonga drenched after downpour causes flooding

Thursday 13 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Weather

Widespread flooding has been reported at residences and businesses around Rarotonga after intense rainfall this week, and the forecast is calling for a wet couple of months ahead.


Police curfew checks ‘abusing rights’

Thursday 13 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Concerns have been raised over police’s nightly curfew checks on accused persons out on bail.


More passengers, freight with Dreamliner

Wednesday 12 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

Flights from New Zealand start with a trickle in May and turn daily in July according to Air New Zealand’s flight schedule.


Man facing cannabis charge to travel to NZ for partner's kidney transplant

Wednesday 12 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Rodney Ngatikao faces cannabis charges and is leaving for New Zealand to support his partner who needs a kidney transplant.


US resident facing cannabis charge has bond paid to charity

Tuesday 11 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

United States resident Theran Weaver III has agreed for his bond to be paid to a men’s counselling charitable organisation.


Volunteers support ambulance service

Tuesday 11 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Firefighters turned first responders will help Te Marae Ora health ministry with Covid-19 vaccine rollout.


Covid risk ‘low’, border controls vital, doctor says

Tuesday 11 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Cook Islands’ border controls are the most important aspect in Covid protection, followed by vaccination, says one of New Zealand’s leading surgeons.


Drink driving conviction

Monday 10 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime

Teariki Jeffery Piri is convicted for drink driving after helping at a golf club fundraiser.


Pleaded guilty to get it over with

Monday 10 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime

Teariki Tapurangi Junior Araipu has pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting a female.


Defendant can now visit his newborn

Monday 10 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime

Defendant Iorama Ngataua’s new bail conditions now mean he can see his newborn. Ngataua is charged with joint burglary and no plea has been entered.


From chips to riches

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Hard work and determination have taken Mike Pero from relatively humble beginnings, working in his father’s fish and chip shop, to becoming one of New Zealand’s most successful businessman.


Pero’s Pasifika Air pivots to pawpaws

Friday 7 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

Mike Pero’s Pasifika Air aims to reignite the country’s pawpaw industry by providing affordable freight to New Zealand.


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