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.
‘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.
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.