Conor Leathley

Conor Leathley

Vaka Eiva ‘an amazing event’

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Supporters and paddlers converged at the Vaka Village last Friday night to celebrate and reflect on the fantastic week that was the Matson 2017 Vaka Eiva.

New culture policy and the arts

Monday December 04, 2017

This is the second of a series of CINews articles on the new National Culture Policy initiated by the Ministry of Cultural Development, to be introduced next year. The policy addresses five strategic goals and will introduce a number of significant changes. The second strategic goal is art and art forms.

When I arrived in the Cook Islands almost six months ago, the last thing I ever thought I would do was graduate with a beginner’s degree in the Chinese language.

Netball promises spectacular show

Monday December 04, 2017

Today is the second to last day of the round robin format in the 2017 Netball in Paradise competition, which promises to provide another spectacular show of the sport.

Raising a laugh from sad Christmas

Monday December 04, 2017

Depending on your views, the Christmas period can either be the most exciting or the most frightening time of the year.

Taking fitness to the people

Monday December 04, 2017

A Cook Islander has returned to Rarotonga with a passion for fitness, and has already begun to revolutionise the industry as owner and head trainer of Rarotonga Personal Trainers.

Happy despite bad conditions

Friday December 01, 2017

Yesterday’s day off for the paddlers competing in 2017 Matson Vaka Eiva competition gave them a chance to explore Rarotonga ahead of the final day of the paddling festival.

New Zealand was one of three teams to go unbeaten on the first day of the opening World Women’s Sevens Series event in Dubai. Series champions New Zealand achieved a perfect three-from-three record to set up a Cup quarter-final meeting with USA.

Netball extravaganza

Tuesday November 28, 2017

The netball season will continue in earnest this Thursday as the annual Netball in Paradise tournament begins its five-day extravaganza.

A highly regarded New Zealand paddler has returned to Rarotonga for the opening of Vaka Eiva after winning an award that recognises prolific voluntary work in the community.

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