Conor Leathley

Conor Leathley

Celebrations despite rough weather

Monday November 27, 2017

The unforgiving weather did not stop the supporters and paddlers from gathering for the grand celebration - the official opening and prizegiving for the Matson Vaka Eiva 2017 on Saturday night.

Paddlers from the Cook Islands and overseas battled rough conditions on the opening day of the 2017 Matson Vaka Eiva competition. The testing weather which one visitor said borded on “cyclonic”, meant the races were shortened by nearly 50 per cent. Below are the results from the opening day of the one of the top sporting events in the Cook Islands.

Saturday saw the opening on the annual 2017 Matson Vaka Eiva paddling competition. Despite the tough conditions, which one spectator described as “cyclone-like”, the brave men and women paddlers were undaunted. Although the races were shortened for safety reasons, the spirits of the competitors and supporters was not diminished.

Anniversary milestone for culture

Monday November 27, 2017

Friday was a milestone for Cook Islands culture, as the National Auditorium and the Te Puna Korero Complex celebrated their 25th anniversary.

When it was announced that Coco would be the one to follow the amazing film that was Moana, it looked like Disney might have learned all the wrong lessons from the successful Polynesian film.

PM launches our week of flowers

Monday November 27, 2017

The prime minister Henry Puna officially announced the opening of the 2017 Te Tiare festival at a ceremony outside the National Auditorium on Thursday.

Auditorium notches up 25 years

Friday November 24, 2017

Twenty-five years after their opening, the National Auditorium and the Te Puna Korero Complex continue to give back to the Cook Islands community as both celebrate anniversaries today.

Later this month, the under-15 Cook Islands sevens team will travel to New Zealand to again take part in one of the top age grade competitions in New Zealand, the U-15 Condor Sevens tournament.

Seven-hour battle to land giant fish

Thursday November 23, 2017

It was a titanic battle last week between man and fish, as a crew from Marlin Queen Fishing Charters and visiting angler Jason Rowe pulled in a gigantic 310kg marlin after an epic seven-hour struggle on Friday.

A resident of the Cook Islands for 37 years has decided this Christmas that he wants to make a contribution to members of the Are Pa Metua centre.

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