Articles by Caleb Fotheringham

$50 fine for driving while disqualified

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime

Noah Davey was convicted and fined $50 in the High Court on Thursday for driving while disqualified.


Threatening to kill charge withdrawn

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in

In the High Court on Thursday the Police prosecution asked to withdraw a charge against Nigel Hoeflich of threatening to kill, based on a lack of evidence.


Guilty pleas for theft and conspiring to defraud

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime

Daniel Nooenua Thompson and Ngariki-E-Tini Thompson both entered a guilty plea of conspiring to defraud and theft as a servant when they appeared in the High Court in Avarua on Thursday.


$7.7k of Penrhyn’s power money wasn’t banked, says Audit Office

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Outer Islands

A third of all the receipts from electricity sales on Penrhyn were not banked at all and the rest were banked late.


Aitutaki experience: An Easter getaway to paradise

Saturday 17 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Weekend

Since moving to Rarotonga from New Zealand earlier in the year, journalist Caleb Fotheringham and his schoolteacher wife Jess have been hearing a lot about Aitutaki. During the Easter break they travelled to the Southern Group island to find out what the hype was all about.


Woo Store robbery: Two plead guilty, bail for one

Saturday 17 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in

A Cook Islander deported from Australia involved in the Woo Store robbery was denied bail in High Court this week.


Probation for threatening to kill

Friday 16 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

A Rarotonga man escaped jail time for threatening to kill his neighbours in a heated argument.


Government's not shouting your beer

Friday 16 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

The former executive officer of the Mitiaro Island Administration tried to use government money to buy $177 of personal alcohol but was stopped by a shopkeeper, an audit office report has revealed.


Invalid search warrant, claims defence in drug case

Wednesday 14 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Cannabis packed into two PVC pipes was found with an invalid search warrant, a defence lawyer has told the High Court.


Taea, Piri win top sports awards

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Twenty-two awards were given to athletes, officials and teams at the annual Cook Islands Sports Awards over the weekend


Broken crane slows cargo unloading process

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Much needed rice has been stuck in ship containers because of a broken crane on Rarotonga’s latest ship arrival.


Covid mass testing lab won't be ready when country 'opens for business'

Saturday 10 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Health, In Depth, National

Prime Minister Mark Brown's date for a two-way travel bubble on May 1 will come before the country has a rapid Covid-19 testing system.


Rarotonga runs out of rice

Friday 9 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Rarotonga residents looking for rice have had little luck finding their favourite staple food on the shelves of local supermarkets and other stores this week.


‘Improper and unacceptable’, say audit report findings

Thursday 8 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

A review into a complaint regarding the employment of an inmate by the CEO of Minister George Angene’s Office concludes the approval did not follow due process and the eligibility criteria.


CIP ‘stalwart’ enters Manihiki by-election as independent candidate

Wednesday 7 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Politics

Disappointed with the governing Cook Islands Party, a supporter is running as an Independent candidate for the vacant Manihiki seat in the upcoming by-election.


Four bailed ‘on the strictest of conditions’

Tuesday 6 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime

Four men facing charges of money laundering and selling cannabis have been granted bail after three submissions.


Six months on: Has helmet law made Raro roads safer?

Saturday 3 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in In Depth

The mandatory helmet law came into force after multiple seatbacks on October 1, 2020. Six months on, has the controversial law made any difference? Caleb Fotheringham investigates.


Two freezers enough to hold local Covid-19 jabs

Saturday 3 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health

An ultra-cold freezer purchased in 2006 will be used to store the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines when they are made available to the Cook Islands, reports Caleb Fotheringham.


Air freight put on hold, businesses frustrated

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

Air freight will return to normalcy once the two-way quarantine free travel starts but there are fears the May travel bubble could be too little and too late to save some businesses.


Ultra low temperature freezers ‘ready’

Tuesday 30 March 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Cook Islands Government has purchased ultra low temperature freezers to store Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.


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