Articles by Caleb Fotheringham

Dengue reaches Mangaia

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

Dengue has now spread to three of the Pa Enua – Mauke, Aitutaki and the latest island Mangaia, according to a dengue report published on Tuesday. All three islands have one probable case of type-two-dengue.


Penrhyn ‘theft’ charges dismissed

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

In the High Court yesterday the prosecution withdrew charges against Kanea Turama for allegedly stealing $7718 of public money from Penrhyn island’s energy division.


Village health clinics to close as government prepares for vaccination rollout

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Most puna clinics will close for about 10 weeks from May 10 for staff to assist with the vaccine rollout, says Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health (TMO).


Get vaccine to protect others: Dr Maoate

Wednesday 5 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Young Cook Islanders are being urged to get the Covid-19 vaccine to help protect their mama, papa, aunties and uncles.


Concerns over border opening

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

The May 16 two-way quarantine free travel announcement brings mixed feelings; people are pleased that businesses will receive the much-needed boost but are concerned it’s putting the health of Cook Islanders on the line.


Casting the Net far and wide

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, In Depth

The future of the Cook Islands internet looks reliable, fast and cheap. But it can feel far off. Slow internet frustration is still very much alive and well. So where are we and where are we headed?


Rape accused granted bail

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

A man charged with allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl living in his home has been granted bail yesterday in the High Court.


Top local athlete wants to inspire upcoming stars

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Being the best role model for the next generation of Cook Islanders is Conrad Piri’s main goal.


Man faces injuring with intent charge

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Three people arrested by police over the last four days are expected to appear in court Wednesday, including a man facing a rape charge.


Buyers scramble as ship unloads eggs

Tuesday 27 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Eggs return to Rarotonga’s store shelves today after a week of low stock.


Anzac Dawn Service returns to the Cenotaph

Monday 26 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

It was a welcome sight for many as the Anzac Dawn Service returned to the Cenotaph in Avarua yesterday, after Covid-19 meeting restrictions put a hold on the remembrance ceremony being held there last year.


Government gives market ‘seal of approval’ despite scathing audit report

Monday 26 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Government’s investment corporation says although proper processes may have not been taken, they viewed the sealing of the Punanga Nui Market as being positive.


Normal right turn, road crash accused tells court

Saturday 24 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

The defendant facing a charge of careless driving causing injury has testified that she performed a normal right turn into Friendly Mart in Arorangi


SIX60 show to be streamed live to Cook Islands from Eden Park

Friday 23 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

New Zealand band SIX60 will play a ‘history-making’ concert at Eden Park tonight that will be streamed live to the Cook Islands on Pasifika TV.


Road crash case in court

Friday 23 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Emotions were high in yesterday’s High Court sitting as two New Zealanders recalled a road accident that ruined their Rarotonga holiday.


ANZAC focus on the sacrifices of women

Thursday 22 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service this Sunday will have a special focus on women’s sacrifices.


Fair play goal for telecom ‘ref’

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Technology

Bernard Hill is here to make sure our internet providers play fair. Hill was appointed to a three-year term at the beginning of last year as the chair of the Competition and Regulatory Authority.


Lawyer chases police for answers

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National

A lack of response from Cook Islands Police Service on its conduct during an investigation has prompted a Rarotonga lawyer to file a complaint with the Ombudsman.


Guilty plea for careless driving and excess blood alcohol

Tuesday 20 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime

In the High Court yesterday Marie Teranea Mataurarii Woonton’s charge of careless driving causing injury was downgraded to careless driving.


$274k market sealing: No budget, tender or contract

Tuesday 20 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local

The Audit Office has revealed the Punanga Nui Market allowed a contractor to start work without a signed contract, calling the practice “alarming and disturbing”.


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