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Articles by John Woods

Neil Dearlove – ‘A dreamer, a motivator, an adventurer’

Saturday 15 April 2023 | Written by John Woods | Published in Features, Memory Lane

Writing with deep sadness and heartfelt sympathy for the Dearlove family, Cook Islands News journalist and publisher John Woods penned this obituary for his friend and former neighbour Neil Dearlove, the well known café operator and coffee roaster who died this week and was buried at sea on Thursday.

Stranded journo sees massive loss and devastation

Tuesday 21 February 2023 | Written by John Woods | Published in Local, National

‘Probably fewer than 20 per cent of the damaged homes here are insured’ Rarotonga resident and prominent Kiwi journalist Derek Fox became stranded in New Zealand during the storm from Cyclone Gabrielle which caused widespread devastation in the Hawke’s Bay, and especially Wairoa, where Fox is originally from.

Review: Stranded Pearl

Saturday 18 February 2023 | Written by John Woods | Published in Opinion

A critical review by Cook Islands News publisher/journalist John Woods. The new ‘Stranded Pearl’ feature movie was well received and mostly a hit with the VIP invite-only audience at its red carpet premiere in Rarotonga last Saturday.

Meitaki ma'ata from Cook Islands News

Saturday 25 April 2020 | Written by John Woods | Published in Local

Cook Islands News management and staff wish to thank advertisers and buyers of the newspaper.

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Our commitment to our community

Saturday 21 March 2020 | Written by John Woods | Published in Editorials

Cook Islands News has today removed the paywall on its website This is to enable free and unimpeded access to our news and especially, to coronavirus content.

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